Difference between Fastag and NFC
1. Fastag :
The Indian National Highway authority makes use of a unique way of collection of taxes using a fastag. This is a technology developed in 2014. It uses the RFID technology for quicker and easier transactions during the collection of toll taxes.
Fastag option on paytm application
2. Near Field Communication(NFC) :
NFC is a technology developed in 2002. It is also called Near Field Communication Technology. When 2 devices having internet and NFC technology are present in a close vicinity (4 cm), they can exchange data. This is based on inductive coupling between antennas of the devices.
NFC on a speaker
Difference between Fastag and NFC :
||It was developed in 2014.
||It was developed in 2002.
||It was developed by National Payments Corporation of India.
||It was developed by Franz Amtmann and Philippe Mangars.
||It is only of 1 type.
||It is only of 1 type.
||It is a method of collection of toll taxes, using the RFID technology.
||It is a communication protocol for communication between devices (electronic) within a distance of 4cm.
||It is used by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for collection of toll taxes.
||It is used as identity cards, as key cards and as a method of contactless payments and mobile payments in various sectors such as retail, automobile, cinema etc.
||It is based on RFID technology.
||It is based on inductive coupling between antennas of the devices.
||It does not require line of sight.
||It requires proximity (distance between the devices must be less than 4 centimetres, hence the name, Near field).
||Several Fastags can be examined at once.
||Only one NFC is examined at once.
||It has active, passive and semi passive tags.
||It has passive tags.
||It provides unidirectional communication.
||It provides bidirectional communication.
||It provides basic security.
||It provides medium security.
||Sampling is not present in Fastag.
||Sampling is present in NFC.
||It has frequency ranging between 125kHz to 960mHz (Low, high and ultrahigh).
||It operates on high frequency of 13.56mHz.
||It has a range of 0.2m.
||It has a range of 100m.
||Power Consumption is 424kbit/s.
||Its power consumption varies with frequency.
||It has medium difficulty in setup.
||It is difficult to setup.
||The cost is Low.
||The cost is High.
||It has maximum coverage length of 10cm.
||It has maximum coverage length of 3m.
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