How does NFC and RFID differ for live events?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication and allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other. Many smartphones currently on the market already contain embedded NFC chips that can send encrypted data to a short distant to a reader.

 

The use of NFC is still fairly nascent in live events, as there are currently many limitations to its adoption in the festival environment including lack of battery charging facilities, lack of reliable network connectivity, risk of smartphone theft, and incompatibility across multiple mobile platforms and systems.

 

RFID technology has been used in various industries for almost 50 years and is accessible to all event-goers through an RFID-enabled device such as an event wristband. This ensures all guests are able to take part in the event and use the technology in the same way for a more streamlined event experience.

 

Check out the blog post on NFC versus RFID at live events to learn more.

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