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Comparison between RFID and Beacon

How a beacon works is mostly will remind people with RFID. Pretty similar integration makes people forgot to realize the comparison between RFID and Beacon. In fact, both have many different things in term of range to network type.

Here is an infographic that will help you understand about comparison between RFID and Beacon:

By how it works, Beacon might be similar with RFID. But avtually, Beacon is an upgrade for RFID. In the cost side, an RFID will cost more expensive than a beacon which can also be more practical since a Beacon can be detected through a smartphone or a reader.

About Girly Saputri

Girly is a Content Marketing at Eyro Digital Teknologi, Ltd. She is also a copy writer and likes cheeseburger. She writes about iBeacon and its implementation. You can find her on LinkedIn as GirlySaputri.

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  1. Yes, BeeBeacons i.e Bluetooth tags or BLE tags are similar to active RFID tags. They have inbuilt batteries which provide them long read-ranges. The unique advantage though is that beacons work on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology which is highly energy-efficient.

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