Keara Dowd: The Difference Between NFC vs. RFID (and How RAIN RFID Is Emerging)

29/01/2020 - 02:17

When customers think of paying for their lunch with their phone or smartwatch, it seems like a relatively novel concept. Being able to make a transaction without cash or a credit card changing hands has been one of the greatest conveniences of emerging technology.

But the technology that powers it isn’t really “emerging” — it’s something we’ve used for decades. Radio-frequency ID supports inventory tracking and mobile payments in an instant, and as the Internet of Things continues to grow, there’s more to track than ever before.