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Radio frequency identification: glossary of terms

The following are some of the key terms consumers will come across as they research RFID.

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All about radio frequency identification (RFID)

What is RFID?RFID – radio frequency identification – has been around for over 60 years. Today, consumers come into contact with this technology in many forms, from the passes that employees use to gain access to the buildings where they work to payment cards that don’t have to be swiped through a machine. As RFID is increasingly used in people’s daily lives, it’s important to understand what it is and how it works.

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