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Last updated:2020年11月20日

This is Sasaki from Public Relations.

It seems that NFC is relatively high on the list of candidate keywords being searched for at the same time as RFID, along with tags, frequencies, and readers.

What is NFC?

What are the features of NFC?

A well-established technology in Japan

What is NFC?

Simply put, RFID (Radio Frequency Identifier) is a term that refers to all technologies that send radio waves to and receive information from RF tags through short-range wireless communication. NFC (Near Field Communication) is a short-range wireless communication technology that uses NFC tags (chips), which are similar to IC tags.
NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology that uses NFC tags (chips) similar to IC tags.

What are the features of NFC?

One of the features of NFC is its communication distance. UHF RFID, which is also categorized as RFID, can communicate up to about 10 meters, while NFC, which is a type of HF RFID, can communicate up to about 10 centimeters, as translated as "short range wireless communication.

A well-established technology in Japan

NFC is a short-range wireless communication standard defined by the NFC Forum, an industry standard organization established by Sony, Nokia, and NXP Semiconductors. FeliCa, one of the standards, is called NFC-F (ISO/IEC18092), and is used for transportation IC cards and mobile wallet, and is well established in Japan.
Globally, NFC is not widely used outside of Hong Kong, but at least Android has NFC as a standard feature, and the iPhone, which previously could only be used for payment services, has succeeded in further expanding its functions, and the use of NFC is expected to spread.
NFC is already being used as RFID (IC tags and labels) to manage products, mainly in the logistics industry, but its use is expected to expand to more fields and areas in the future.

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