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How do NFC tags compare to QR codes ?

What's the benefit and disadvantage of using and NFC tag instead of a QR code.
Reader - 18 Nov 2023
NFC tags and QR codes are both powerful tools in the realm of smart and contactless technologies offering distinct advantages and applications. NFC or Near Field Communication enables seamless communication between devices with a simple tap. In contrast QR codes or Quick Response codes rely on scanning visuals to convey information.

One notable difference lies in user interaction. NFC requires close proximity making it ideal for secure transactions access control and contactless payments. On the other hand QR codes can be applied to billboards or large scale advertising media perhaps created a more versatile marketing medium.

In terms of durability NFC tags generally fare better as they can be embedded or encased in various materials maintaining functionality. QR codes reliant on visual integrity may degrade with wear or environmental factors.

Ultimately the choice between NFC tags and QR codes depends on the intended application user interaction and informa
Seritag - 18 Nov 2023
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