Explained: What are NFC tags and how to use them – CNBCTV18

NFC, or near field communication, tags are inexpensive and can be used to automate tasks. They are more secure than QR codes for many short-range applications, including mobile payments. The simplest tags are often built in the form of squares or circular stickers for ease of use.
NFC, or near field communication, is a popular wireless technology that is used to transfer data, share media and more between two devices that are in proximity. NFC is a faster and more secure alternative to QR codes for many short-range applications, including mobile payments.
Here’s all you need to know about the technology and how to use it.
How do NFC tags work?
NFC tags come in a variety of shapes and sizes and the simplest ones are often built in the form of squares or circular stickers for ease of use.
These tags consist of a thin copper coil and a microchip for storage. The coil allows the tag to wirelessly receive power from an NFC reader through electromagnetic induction.
That means when you bring a powered NFC reader near the tag, the latter gets energised and transmits any stored data within its microchip. Tags can also employ public-key encryption if sensitive data is involved.
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Since the structure of an NFC tag is simple and small, it comes in various forms and stickers. NFC technology can be found in hotel key cards and NFC-equipped credit and debit cards for contactless payments.
Smartphones are also powered NFC devices that are capable of acting as an NFC tag.
NFC is a subset of RFID
NFC is essentially a subset of radio frequency identification (RFID). Unlike RFID, which allows one-way communication, NFC allows two-way communication. However, NFC is limited to a smaller range of mostly 10 cm area whereas RFID can be read at a much larger distance.
Types of NFC tags
Most NFC tags comply with the ISO 14443 standard for wireless, proximity-based data transmission. There are five subtypes of NFC, labelled type 1 to 5. Type 1 tags are the least advanced and can store less than one kilobyte of data whereas Type 5 is more advanced and can store up to 32KB.  The transmission speeds also vary drastically between the two.
Type 1 and 2 NFC tags are more common, inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk even from online stores.
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How to use NFC tags?
NFC tags can be used in a variety of creative ways. They can be used to automate tasks and for better communication between devices. NFC tags can even turn your home into a smart home.
Here are some ways to use NFC tags:
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