Glossary

NFC Sticker

The term is used to define the tags that can be applied in order to store and address the information. Nowadays, the customer can notice such stickers at the bus stops, in shops, and financial establishments.

NFC sticker is a passive tool that is why it can function without a power supply of its own and is dependent on a piece of active equipment to enter the range before it starts to function. It is simply applied to transfer data to an active device, such as a cell phone.

The NFC label includes three basic elements: an NFC chip, an antenna and, of course, a substrate. The information is commonly saved in a special way called NDEF encoding. This common way of storing NFC data signifies that almost any NFC enabled equipment will be capable to read and comprehend the information and what kind of information it is. Various stickers have various memory capacities but, for sure, it is smaller than other devices. Currently, most smartphones are able to read NFC tags and most Android-based cell phones can read and encode them.