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E-Money Payment Service "Thicacloud" Starts Service on Credit Card Terminal Provided by Japan Postec
- One Terminal Can Now Handle Both EMV Contactless Standard and FeliCa Standard Payment Service -

February 19, 2014

Japan Postec, Inc.

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.

In March this year, Japan Postec Inc. (Headquatered in Shinjuku Tokyo Japan, Representative Director : Seiichi Mori, Japan Postec hereunder) and TF Payment Service Co., Ltd. (Headquatered in Minato-ku Tokyo Japan, President and Representative Director : Jiro Kurobane, TFPS hereunder) a Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. Group company that provides e-money payment service using NFC technology will start service for E550 QG3 W+RF PO (terminal hereunder) marketed by Japan Postec.

TFPS has been promoting generic e-money payment terminal that is compatible to "Thicacloud". The key to genericise e-money terminal is to acquire certification based on domestic FeliCa specification for a low price NFC terminal based on EMV contactless standard. The terminal passed the FeliCa functional M class test which allows FeliCa based e-money payment service and EMV contactless terminal widely used in overseas to co-exist.
The terminal bundles magnetic card reader, contact smart card reader, NFC contactless card reader, and two secure access module slots in one and can handle credit payments. It features 32 bit secure microprocessor, 2.4 inch color LCD, and three track two way magnetic stripe card reader. Communication interface can be selected from GPRS, MODEM, CDMA, WCDMA, EVDO, and Wi-Fi. It is also equipped with thermal printer.
The terminal is PCI, EMV Level1, EMV Level2, and China Union Pay Network Access License certified which allows safer and more reliable operations. In addition to use in stores, new payment application are expected to be developed for payment.
Japan Postec using this partnership plans to roll out the terminal compatible to "Thincacloud".
Toppan Forms and TFPS will strengthen cooperation with various terminal manufacturers and e-money providers to promote a platform that is versatile for users and merchants and low fee e-money payment implementation.

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.
■ Japan Postec Inc.
  • HQ Address
    5F Higashi Shinjuku Park West Building 6-12-1 Higashi Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
  • Established
    October 2010
  • Representative
    Representative Director Seiichi Mori
  • Business Domain
    1. Development and Sales of Payment Terminal
    2. Operation of Payment Data Center
    3. All Operation Related to the Above
  • URL
    http://pos-tec.jp/
■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/
  • * EMV specification is the international standard related to smart card and terminal for transaction using smart card in the financial sector. Smart card specification formulated by Japan Credit Card Association and Japanese Bankers Association also based on EMV specification.
  • * FeliCa functional certification is implemented by Sony Corporation to maintain compatibility between products by establishing common communication performance standard on FeliCa devices. M class is a recommended class as a payment terminal.
  • * "Thincacloud" is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • * "FeliCa" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • * "FeliCa" is a contact-less smart card technology
  • * Company, product, and service names indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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