Does an NFC Tag Have a Unique EPC Identifier?

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Ask The ExpertsDoes an NFC Tag Have a Unique EPC Identifier?
RFID Journal Staff asked 5 years ago

If so, can it be displayed along with other data when a tag is read?

—Ray

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Ray,

Near Field Communication (NFC) tags do not have a unique EPC identifier. The Electronic Product Code (EPC) was developed by GS1 and is based on GS1’s existing company and product identifiers. Every NFC transponder has a unique number assigned by the chip maker, which can be displayed when the tag is interrogated.

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