Technical terms used in Connected Things
A description of the materials on the top layer of an NFC tag.
The range of frequencies that light (photons) can exist; includes visible, x-ray, radio (RF) gamma. Related Wikipedia – Electromagnetic Spectrum
Computer software that is run on a hardware device to control the hardware; sometimes can be upgraded by the user....
Software used to encode NFC tags. Related Encoder Software
Full Bleed Printing
In printing, when the artwork covers the entire surface and edges of a product without an unprinted border at the...
A print methodology based on relief plates; as opposed to . Related Wikipedia – Flexographic Printing
Food Safe Tags
The use of materials which comply with USA FDA 21 CFR and EU food regulations for the safe use on...
Manufacturer of RFID inlays and hardware. Related Identiv
A print methodology in which the artwork is rendered digitally for each product to be printed as opposed to ....
The near field wireless transmission of electrical energy between two magnetically coupled coils. Related Wikipedia – Inductive Coupling
Internet of Things – A generic term to describe when physical items interact with or have online counterparts. Related Wikipedia...
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
The smallest quantity of product that has to be purchased per order. Related
An iron-based material used to absorb certain unwanted RF frequencies; used to allow to work on metal surfaces. GoToTags calls...
A Bluetooth based tag technology; often refers to Apple’s iBeacon. Related iBeacon – Wikipedia
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
A hardware transmitter that broadcasts to nearby devices.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
A hard, durable plastic material used to make durable NFC tags. Other Resources Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Wikipedia
Advanced Card Systems (ACS)
Manufacturer of NFC reader and writer hardware Related ACS Website
Correlated Tag Encoding
An NFC encoding method that matches variable printed data on a physical tag to the data encoded to the NFC...
A description of the physical format of tags. Formats include roll, sheet, or individually cut.
Microsoft .NET programming language and framework.