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Toppan Forms Releases World's Smallest Embeddable NFC Reader Writer that Obtained FeliCa M-Class Functionality Certification

August 28, 2014

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Jiro Kurobane, TFPS hereunder), a Toppan Forms group company that provides payment platform service will release the world's smallest*1 embeddable NFC reader writer (Model No. TR33MUE030, the product hereunder) that obtained FeliCa M-Class Functionality Certification.

The product's compact design with dimension of 80(D)×15(W)×3(H)mm can be easily embedded in devices such as tablet terminal. By connecting with cloud payment service "Thincacloud" provided by TFPS, it enables various e-money payments. It can also be used in conventional applications such as customer induction using NFC tags allowing various services such as member identification, point service, and access control.

Actual Dimension*2(80(D)×15(W)×3(H)mm) TR33MUE030(Embeddable NFC Reader Writer)

Future Direction

The product is compact in size that allows embedding into various devices. Toppan Forms will promote the product not only to payment terminal manufacturers but also to mobile terminal manufacturers.
Toppan Forms group will expand NFC related businesses with "Thincacloud" at the core with a revenue of 5 billion Yen in 2015.

About the product

Model Number TR33MUE030
Dimension 80(D)×15(W)×3(H)mm
Compatible Card FeliCa、Mobile Phones with FeliCa Chip
MIFARE Classic、MIFARE Ultralight、ISO/IEC14443 Type A/B
Frequency 13.56MHz
Interface USB・Flat Cable
USB2.0/Full Speed Compatibility/USB CCID Compatible
Power DC5V(USB Bus Powered)
Currency Max. Approx.200mA
Communication Distance*3 Approx. 0~30mm from the board
  • *1 Surveyed by Toppan Forms as of August 28, 2014.
  • *2 The image size may differ depending on the viewing environment
    The product's actual size is 80(D)×15(W)×3(H)mm
  • *3 The communication distance may change depending on usage environment and type of smart card. The data is based on Toppan Forms testing environment using company's testing tools.
    The distance is measured based on parallel condition between card and antenna, no obstacle and metal. and center points are vertically aligned.

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
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  • ※ "Thincacloud" is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • ※ FeliCa Functional Certification is implemented by Sony Corporation to ensure compatibility between products. M Class is a recommended as a payment terminal.
  • ※ Company, product, and service names indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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