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What are the advantages of using NFC over QR code and NearBytes?

NFC x QR code

Advantages of QR code over NFC:
  • For a device to read a QR code, it only requires a camera and a QR code reading application;
  • QR code can be simply printed on paper or on the mobile/computer;
  • Lower solution cost compared to NFC technology cost.

Advantages of NFC over QR code:
  • Easy to use, since it only requires placing the device near the tag or another NFC device;
  • NFC tag has a storage capacity higher than QR code
  • NFC secure element makes feasible the implementation of secure solutions, such as payment, recognition of products authenticity and doors opening;
  • NFC tag can be applied on bent surfaces;
  • NFC tag may be read even in dark environments;
  • The experience is faster.

NFC x NearBytes

Advantages of NearBytes over NFC:
  • For a device to read the ‘information’, it only requires a microphone and a speaker;
  • Lower solution cost compared to NFC technology cost.

Advantages of NFC over NearBytes:
  • The tag enables the use of device x environment (through tag), nearbytes only makes it possible the device x device interaction;
  • NFC secure element makes feasible the implementation of secure solutions, such as payment, recognition of products authenticity and doors opening.

Last edited Aug 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM by brmontei, version 4