RFID & NFC Cards , technologies

The range of technologies applicable to cards ranges from magnetic stripe cards, contact chip cards, and RFID & NFC cards. The latter now account for most of the market share of technology cards because they offer a secure solution through data encryption that is easy and efficient.

RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) are wireless technologies for transmitting data between devices without the need for physical contact, in extreme security.

  • RFID cards use high (13.56 Mhz) and low frequency (125KHz) to identify objects or people and are scanned by an RFID reader at distances ranging from cm. to meters. They are often used as access control and for remote tracking;
  • NFC is a communication system that uses rfid technology and operates at very short distances, usually within a few cm. so they require physical proximity contact. NFC cards are designed to have high-frequency, close-range interactions and thus used in payment applications, security, and as business cards.

The most popular RFID & NFC antennas are Mifare® 1k NXP, 1k compatible, Read only, Ntag 216 NXP, T5577, Mifare® Ultralight Ev1, NTAG 213 NXP, and we also handle the encoding upon request. There are others that we handle on request. If you have doubts and can’t recognize the type of antenna you need, you can contact us for samples to test

RFID badges for controlling corporate access

Access control is mainly used in corporate badges. It is a flexible type of access that is easy to schedule or revoke as needed. It protects privacy and security and allows monitoring of employee inputs and activities. In addition, Rfid cards and badges can be integrated with other systems such as surveillance cameras and alarms.

RFID badges often support Mifare® 1k and Read only antennas. Those who purchase corporate rfid badges often need lanyards as well.

RFID card for Hotels

Hotels, tourist hotel residences, campgrounds and resorts, wellness centers and spas employ the RFID cards and electronic keys o magnetic to improve security and simplify operations for access to facilities, rooms, and related services such as lighting and air conditioning. The cards are personalized with company graphics and room data, and in case of loss can be easily disabled and replaced.

Hotel rfid cards often support Mifare® 1k and Read only antennas. Rfid cards are often inserted inside card holders

NFC card for access control access , payments e business cards

NFC cards are devices for short-range wireless communication, typically within a distance of a few centimeters. Interaction with NFC cards is extremely simple; simply bring them close to a compatible device, such as a smartphone or payment terminal, to operate data reading. Information content ranges from encrypted information about users, to promotional codes or multimedia content.
The applications are countless: from payment systems, to access control, to electronic ticketing, to business cards.

The most commonly used rfid card type is NTAG213 NXP.

Rfid Card for Service Stations

Almost all gasoline pumps have a control unit for managing the pump, operating the display, measuring the flow, and turning off the electric pump. Gasoline pump automation systems often use RFID cards to allow customers to fill up their tanks at a wide range of gas stations using a single Web server.

Card with Contact Chip

Unlike rfid cards, this type of card has a built-in internal circuit, called a chip, which is visible from the outside. The card is read by inserting it into a smart card reader (POS), thus “touching.” The chips have a memory capacity ranging from 256 bytes to 1024 bytes; the cards are mainly used as prepaid cards, electronic purses, point collection, and subscriptions. The most common chips on the market are:

  • IC FM 4442 (compatible with 5542);
  • FM IC 4428 (compatible with 5528).

Card with Magnetic Stripe

Magnetic stripe technology is widely used in various professional and commercial settings when small amounts of data need to be stored, such as for access or recognition cards in companies. They have the classic thickness of credit cards, are swiped into a card reader to be read, and are distinguished into:

  • HiCo (High Coercitivity), that is, high coercivity or great resistance to demagnetization. There are two types: 2750 Oersted and 4000 Oersted. Oersted is the unit of measurement of magnetic field strength.
  • LoCo (Low Coercitivity), that is, low coercivity.

Rfid Bracelets Silicone

For those who like quick, convenient and personalized solutions, silicone RFID antenna wristbands are the perfect tool. Rugged and waterproof, they make access control more expeditious, speed up queues, simplify check-ins, and are therefore frequently used for events, hotels and beach resorts, health facilities, swimming pools, gyms and health clubs. The most popular models are: Hoop, Smart, Watchip and Basic. They support the following antennas:

  • F08 compatible 1k (ISO14443), high frequency (13.56Mhz);
  • TK4100, low frequency (125Khz), read-only;

and are available in different colors such as yellow, green, blue, red, black, purple, white, pink, and orange. They can be customized in the center of the bracelet or along the strap with logos and text.

Rfid Keychain Tag Customizable

These tokens are compact and lightweight devices, so they are designed to be convenient to carry and withstand shock and strain. They incorporate RFID technology and can be used in a variety of settings: vending machines, campgrounds and resorts, sports centers, electronic money, vending.
Technical characteristics:

  • Materials: PVC, ABS;
  • Available in different shapes and colors;
  • Customization with screen printing or laser printing of logo and text;
  • Antennas: Mifare® 1k and Read only.