• What is NFC?

    NFC (or Near Field Communication), is a very short-range wireless RFID technology. NFC is meant for applications where a physical touch, or close to it, is required in order to maintain security, such as payment and ticketing applications.

    All models of our new Casio IT-800 PDA have an integrated NFC smart card reader/writer compliant with ISO14443 Type A/Type B cards and compatible with FeliCa technology.

  • What is RFID?

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves.

    RFID can be used in a variety of applications, such as:

    • Access control
    • Tracking of goods
    • Public transport ticketing
    • Toll collection and contactless payment
    • Transportation and logistics
    • Libraries
    • Passports and travel documents
    • Identification of patients and hospital staff
    • Airport baggage tracking
    • Loyalty systems
    • Race timing
    • Ski resorts and ski-lift ticketing

    There are many types of RFID tags, from contactless NFC smart cards used for ticketing applications, with a range of less than a couple of centimetres, all the way to windscreen mounted eTags used on toll roads, able to read a car travelling at 100kph with a range of up to 10 metres.