The NFC (near field communication) tag is made up of an antenna and a small passive IC chip usually on a PET substrate with an adhesive backing; no power source required. Tags have a lifespan of 10 plus years.
Tags come in different capacities up to 1000 bytes. The tags are one-time programmable or rewriteable with the ability to lock.
The tag is activated when you hold your smartphone in close proximity – about ¾”.
What information or actions can a tag transfer?
Up to 1000 alpha numeric characters
Open a website (URL)
Transfer a business card
Create a new E-mail
Launch an application
Send a text
Dial a telephone number
Create a Bluetooth connection
Create a WiFi connection
Load a geo location
IPhone XR, XS, XS max and newer
Phone 6 through iPhone X, but require an app
Most Android smartphones
Advantages over QR codes:
QR codes are optical and need you to open an app to use.
If a QR code is scratched or dirty it is difficult to read.
NFC tags are available in various sizes, shapes and memory.
DuraTech’s value proposition:
DuraTech Industries® can print overlays and apply correct adhesive for the required installation.
Low to high volume tag programing including logical variable data
Sophisticated high speed tag validation
Sequential tag programing and validation (Match the printed information with the programed information).