Active tag is a tag with an integrated battery for more power that help to increase reading distance than a passive tag. In this group there is also BLE Technology (see BLE glossary term).
Barcode is an AutoID Technology based on optoelectronic machine-readable. Data consisting of many bars with different width.
EPC is acronym of Electronic Product code. This is a standard method of marking object by RFID Technology. EPC C1G2 is standard for UHF frequency.
HF – acronym of High Frequency.In RFID sector are used the frequencies working at 13,56 Mhz. Supported standards: ISO 18000-3. ISO 15693 (vicinity), ISO 14443A/B (proximity), Mifare, NFC (Near Field Communication).
RFID or NFC Inlay is a microchip and antenna deposited on a film without adhesive. This is the basic for realize labels or wet-inlay
LF – acronym of Low Frequency. In RFID sector are used the frequencies working at 125Khz or 134,2Khz. This frequency not have standard and it’s the first frequency used in RFID technology. Actually is obsolete and not more used.
Multiplexer in RFID world is a device that can be connect more than one antenna at the same controller and help to increase reading area or increase easy way to read tag. Frequently used in UHF frequency for create a gate.
The acronym NDEF means “NFC Data Exchange Format”. It is the term that means the typical formatting of a NFC tagthat can be recognied as such by devices smartphone and tablet with integrated NFC reader. This formatting has been developed by NFC Forum, the entityin charge of “standardization” of NFC technology
NDEF records can contain different information such as:
– Text field
– Connection parameters (Bluetooth: PIN, BT address… Wi-Fi: SSID….)
– Business card (vCard)
The number of different applications that can be memorized inside a NFC tag, except the capacity of available memory, are not limited
NFC it’s an RFID Technology based on HF 13,56MHz Frequency and on ISO14443 make as a bidirectional short range. NFC is developed from Philips, LG, Sony, Samsung and Nokia.
NFC is the technology that was born basing on RFID HF (13,56MHz) technology, belonging to ISO14443. The peculiarity is the bidirectionality of information and the possibility to be integrated also in tablet and smartphone devices, so it’s possible utilize NFC technology for micropayments, thanks to security standards introduced.