Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) and Smartcards are used interchangeably, resulting in confusion between the differences. Confusion is especially strong between Contactless smartcards and RFID. Both contactless smartcards and RFID use radiofrequencies for communicating between the card and the reader. The applications for which the radiofrequency (RF) used can be different for RFID and smartcards.
RFID is mainly meant for applications within the supply chain, for track and trace. Contactless smartcards on the other hand are mainly meant for payments, banking, mass transit, government and ID, and access control.The aim is to implement the most efficient application of RFID technology in contactless