What are NFC tags?

That’s an easy one!

NFC stands for near field communication. It’s a wireless technology which allows for the transfer of data between two NFC enabled devices. Typical NFC devices would be a smartphone or an NFC tag.

An NFC Tag consists of three basic components: a microchip, an antenna and something like plastic to keep it all together. The microchip or NFC chip, is like a tiny hard drive which contains a small amount of memory and the technology to allow it to communicate with NFC devices. The antenna is a very thin coil or loop of wire which is less than 1mm thick, and determines the range at which they can be scanned or read by an NFC device.

NFC Tags come in many forms such as stickers, labels, inlays, discs, wristbands, cards, keyfobs, and more.