NFC (Near Field Communication) and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) are wireless communication technologies that enable the exchange of data over short distances.
NFC is a type of RFID technology that operates at a frequency of 13.56 MHz and allows for the exchange of data between devices that are in close proximity to each other, typically less than 4 cm. It is commonly used for mobile payments, digital identity, access control and end user facing applications like a digital business card.
RFID is a technology that uses radio waves to communicate between a reader and a tag that is attached to an object. RFID tags can be passive (powered by the reader) or active (powered by a battery) and can be read from a greater distance than NFC tags. RFID technology is commonly used in inventory management, supply chain management, and asset tracking.
The NFC reading and writing feature of NFC.cool Tools allows you to scan and decode NFC tags using your iPhone's NFC module.
NFC tags are small, wireless chips that can store a variety of information, such as text, links, business cards and other data.
The app decodes the information contained within the NFC tags and displays it on the screen for you to view, making it easy to quickly access the information stored on the tags. This feature is useful for a variety of purposes, such as quickly sharing a link, accessing product information or sharing your contact details.
The NFC tag landscape is diverse and constantly evolving. There are a wide range of NFC tag types available, each with its own unique features and capabilities. The following tag types are supported by NFC.cool Tools:
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NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) is a standardized format for storing and exchanging data over NFC (Near Field Communication) connections. A NDEF message is a data structure that can be used to store and transfer a variety of different types of information, such as URLs, text, and other types of binary data. There are many different types of NDEF message types, including:
NFC tags come in different varieties and shapes and often they are not formatted for the use of NDEF messages. The NDEF formatting feature of NFC.cool Tools allows you to easily format NFC tags to store NDEF data on them.
You can find the feature in the NFC Expert functions on the NFC tab in the app.