What is NFC?
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a contactless, wireless solution that connects the physical & digital worlds by enabling direct brand to consumer mobile engagement. This contactless connection is established by using electronic NFC Chips. This enables your mobile phone to communicate with another NFC compatible device within a radius of about 3-4 centimetres by providing a wireless connection. This contactless communication allows both devices to be able to send and receive information over an NFC connection which does not rely on Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, LTE or otherwise and also costs nothing to use. This is achieved using an NFC tag within the contactless card.
What is an NFC Tag?
An NFC Tag consists of a chip & antenna. The NFC chip is a microchip containing just a small amount of memory and technology allowing it to communicate with other devices wirelessly via the antenna. All products will vary, but essentially they all have the same component set up.
How long can our cards retain data?
Data can be retained on a card for as long as 10 years.
How many times can our cards be rewritten?
A card is estimated to last up to 10,000 cycles.
How much data can be stored on an NFC card?
We use NTAG216 NFC tags which have a capacity of 888 bytes of available memory, these are ideal for business cards as they can hold URLs of up to 854 characters or 6 fields using the vCard file format.
What is vCard format?
vCard, also known as VCF (Virtual Contact File) is a file used for storing contact information. As a widely adopted format vCard makes it easy to share contacts to most mobile devices.
Will my clients devices be compatible?
By the end of 2019 there were 2 billion NFC enabled devices and 90% of the best sellers had native NFC capability. 
If they own one of the small number of devices that are not compatible we include a QR code on the reverse as a backup.
Do you need an app to use our cards?
No, the cards work natively with your mobile device either via the NFC chip or the QR code.
Can the data on our cards be edited?
No, if you choose to have the card locked the data cannot be edited. If you wish to retain the ability to change your data in the future you can opt to have the cards left unlocked.

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