Near Field Communication is a standard technology that enables data to be exchanged between two chips, in this case, one contained in the mobile phone and the other in the connected product. We talk about NFC chips placed in a tag that can be read with a mobile phone by simply tapping / scanning the chip (place the upper part of the phone close to the chip)
Unlike Bluetooth, NFC enables a connection to be established with a NFC-enabled device extremely rapidly. Indeed, the startup, scanning, pairing and authorization procedures take a significant amount of time in Bluetooth. This slow speed may be considered as a sticking point for its wide-scale use among the general public.
NFC is by definition a technology based on proximity, since actions are only possible when the terminal is placed within a few centimeters of the target. This technical constraint involves a voluntary process by the user, making inadvertent activation virtually impossible. It’s worth noting that Bluetooth connections can operate at a range of between 1 and 10 meters.
On the basis of your location (mainly shopping centers), this sends you personal notifications about products situated nearby thanks to beacons. To complement NFC, which works at very close range permitting a closer relationship with the product (its composition, its authenticity, etc.) as well as NFC payment, the role of iBEACON would be rather to attract consumers into shops and increase their basket value.
The bottom line is :
RFID is a generic term to describe a technology for transmitting an identity (ID: often a serial number) via RF ( Radio Frequency). An RFID device involves three main components:
The main differences are :
In its range, Selinko proposes NFC tags containing a secure chip with integral unique digital certificate (encrypted object ID card), made non-copiable by asymmetric encryption. This standard and highly secure technology (PKI) has been tried and tested for over 20 years in the banking industry. Each certificate is unique and cannot be reproduced, even by us. Our chips are Common Criteria-certified, a set of standards (ISO 15408 ) that are recognized internationally (by ANSSI in France or by the American Chamber).Common Criteria standards are required for passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses, bank cards, etc. The chips are ISO and EAL4+ certified . The chips are protected by 250 security measures, shielding them from all manner of attack (laser, temperature variation, voltage, magnetic fields, etc). In this case the chip becomes blocked and dies.
That’s why we can offer reliable services like authentication when we are securely connecting your products.
PKI stands for Public Key Infrastructure, which enables certificates to be generated (= identity card for the item). These certificates contain algorithm keys (private key for decrypting/public key for encrypting) enabling encrypted operations to be carried out. Our tag contains the public key, the private key and the certificate.
No, because they would not be able to read the certificate because of the encryption of the public key.
This NFC chip is secure and it cannot be copied as it has a unique digital identity and therefore cannot be replaced too.
No, because the chip is recharged by magnetic induction when it comes into contact with the telephone during scanning. The chip could last for at least 20 years without the information stored on it being altered.
At present you can use any Android smartphone equipped with NFC. See here full list of compatible phones: http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list
And iPhone : model 7 and above running IOS11
Place your smartphone against the product. The tapping place may vary from one brand to another
A digital certificate is an electronic document which links a public key to an entity (a person, object, bank, online sales site, etc.). A certification authority (CA) guarantees this link between the entity and the public key by appending its digital signature using its private key.