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Toppan Forms and TF Payment Service Starts Marketing Payment Terminal Compatible to Multiple e-Money Brands
-You Me Town Adopts Thincacloud-

June 11, 2014

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms hereunder) started marketing multi-payment terminal VEGA5000S CT-NFC(J) (the terminal hereunder) that is compatible to multiple e-money payment brands. When the terminal is connected to the cloud-based e-money platform service "Thincacloud", it can handle multiple e-money payment brands.
The terminal has been adopted by a large-scale shopping mall "You Me Town" operated by IZUMI Co., Ltd. and started the "nanaco" e-money service at two locations in Takamatsu and Tokushima. With the cooperation of Youme Card Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Hiroshima, Representative Director and President: Tsunehiko Yoshida) the plan is to make the terminal compatible to their magnetic stripe type e-money "Youmeka"card which is planned to be deployed in other store locations as well.
Toppan Forms aims to diversify payment method with a single terminal that has been frequent requests posed by merchants. The company plans to expand by meeting variety of needs not only in the retail space but also in vehicles such as taxi.

About the Terminal

The EMV compatible terminal provided by Netalive, Inc. (Head Office: Okayama Representative Director: Kazuya Maeda) is modified by TFPS and marketed by Toppan Forms so that it would be FeliCa performance examination M class certified and be connected to Thincacloud platform. In addition to e-Money payment, it can act as a multi payment terminal that can be used for multiple purposes such as credit payment and point processing. Thin client technology used for e-money can keep the terminal investment cost low.

Thincacloud Compatible Multi Payment Terminal VEGA5000S CT-NFC(J)

Future Direction

Toppan Forms and TFPS is promoting to make e-money payment terminals universal so that they can be compatible to Thincacloud. This will allow users and merchants to use them in a much wider fashion by providing an e-money payment platform at low initial investment.

  • *1 EMV specification is an international standard for smart card and terminals transaction. The smart card specification formulated by JCCA (Japan Credit Card Association) and Japanese Bankers Association is also based on EMV specification.
  • *2 FeliCa performance examination is conducted by Sony Corporation to maintain compatibility between products by furnishing common communication performance standard for FeliCa devices.
  • ※ "Thincacloud" is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • ※ "FeliCa" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • ※ "FeliCa" is a contactless card technology developed by Sony Corporation.
  • ※ "nanaco" is a proprietary e-money provided by Seven & I holdings Co., Ltd. and issued by Seven Card Service Co., Ltd.
  • ※ "Youmeka" is a proprietary e-money provided by IZUMI group and issued by Youme Card Co., Ltd.
  • ※ Other products indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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