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Toppan Forms Markets NFC Reader Writer that is Public Personal Identification and Felica M Class Certified
- Handles Government Service, e-Money, and Points in One Terminal -

January 30, 2014

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd. (Headquartered in Tokyo Japan, Representative Director Jiro Kurobane, TFPS hereunder) a Toppan Forms group company that provides a payment platform service will market the first NFC reader writer "TC62CUT021" (reader writer hereunder) that passed the Felica M class performance certification (Maximum communication distance of 25 mm) and public personal identification service compatibility certification. The reader writer allows both e-Money payment, using cloud based payment platform service "Thincacloud", and government service with just single reader writer.

By acquiring the Public Personal Identification Compatibility Certification, the reader allows citizens to receive various services at the local government counter using the Basic Residence Register Card, and obtain Residence and Seal Registration certificates. It also allows e-Money payment, customer induction using NFC tagged smart poster, membership identification, point system, access control, and others. Furthermore, the reader writer is designed to handle the coming national ID number (My number). The company plans to market various products that allow services using public personal identification.
TFPS's target for 2015 for NFC related business is 5 billion yen.

Reference Information

■NFC(Near Field Communication:ISO/IEC18092,21481)
NXP Semiconductors which provides over 2 billion "MIFARE" worldwide and SONY Corporation which provides 400 million "FeliCa" mainly in Japan and Asia co-developed the 13.56MHz Near Field Wireless Communication Standard that was certified as International Standard (ISO/IEC) in December 2003.
[NFC Basic Features]
  • 1,Card Emulation
    Operates as "FeliCa" and "MIFARE" smart card .
  • 2,Reader/Writer Emulation
    Operates as "FeliCa" and "MIFARE" reader writer.
  • 3,Device to Device Communication
    Two way communications can be conducted between NFC compatible devices without any complex verification process between them. Also, verification can be conducted by NFC first and then after communication can be handed over to faster Bluetooth or Wi-Fi communication.
■TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.
  • HQ Address : 1-7-3 Higashi Shimbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo
  • Established : December 2011
  • Representative : Representative Director and President Jiro Kurobane
  • Business Domain : Planning, Designing, and Development of Information System and Communication Network using Internet・Commerce using Internet Operation outsourcing and payment collection Operation outsourcing, and surrounding operations
  • URL : http://www.thincacloud.com/
  • * "Thincacloud" is a registered Trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • * Company, product, and service names indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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