What Is the Difference Between “RFID” and “RFID Technology”?

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Ask The ExpertsWhat Is the Difference Between “RFID” and “RFID Technology”?
RFID Journal Staff asked 8 years ago

In many articles, RFID Journal refers to RFID technology or techonologies. How does that differ from radio frequency identification?

—Name withheld


I guess it is just a question of semantics, but in my mind, radio frequency identification is a concept, like networking or computing. We often use the term "RFID technologies" to refer to the hardware and software that allows you to collect data. It's akin to using the phrase "networking technologies" to refer to routers and switches.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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