Frequently Asked Questions


What is rFID? How does it work?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It uses radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. It doesn’t need physical content and can be read from super close as well as up to several feet away.

RFID tag information is stored electronically and includes a small RF transmitter and a receiver. The RFID reader transmits an encoded radio signal to identify the tag. The tag then receives the information and responds with its identification information. It only takes 100 milliseconds for the process to complete so it’s very fast.

What is the difference between rFID, barcodes, and nFC?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication and allows for transfer of information between two devices that are in not more than a few centimetres apart.

Barcodes have read capabilities but cannot write information on the barcodes.

In contrast, RFID can read, write, and modify information stored in the RFID tag. Oh, it’s also a lot more secure.

Does rFID have to be used in a wristband?

Not at all. RFID tags are small so they can be embedded into a variety of objects like cards, lanyards, stickers, key rings and more.

What are the benefits of RFID access Control?

Using Access Coin gives event organisers a simple-yet-powerful way of leveraging RFID technology to run better and smoother events. Some of the unique advantages of this include:

  • No paper, no fraud

  • Security and Control over multiple zones

  • Lightning-fast Entry Times

  • Real-time Customer & Capacity Insight

  • Seamless integration with your ticketing software

  • Elimination of costly human error

What are the benefits of RFID cashless payments?

Cashless Coin is our cashless payments solution that allows event organisers like yourself to manage transactions on-site through the use of RFID technology. Cashless Coin is most often used in the form of a wristband or plastic card (however, we can put an RFID chip in anything!), and allows your attendees to make purchases on-site with digital credit the have loaded to their account.Implementing cashless brings increased security, greater transparency into sales data and an enhanced event experience.

What is a closed-loop system vs an open-loop system?

A closed-loop system operates on a secure network which is ‘closed’ off from the outside world or public Internet. On the flip side, an open-loop system requires a network connection to receive an authorisation to work, as a result it cannot operate offline.

Festival Coins can run seamlessly offline with wireless mesh networking technology. This ensures maximum uptime without any payment interruptions across the event.

how much will it cost to deploy this at my event?

It varies depending on your event’s unique requirements. Please contact us using the form below.