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An Industry First: Thincacloud Adopted as Service Infrastructure for Multi E‒Money Chargers
- Planned to Be Used to Deposit Transportation E-money, Nanaco, Waon, and Rakuten Edy Cards -

February 10, 2017

Thincacloud, a cloud‒based payment platform developed by TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD. (“TFPS,” headquartered in Minato‒ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Toshiro Masuda), a TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. Group company, has been adopted as the service infrastructure for the e‒money chargers being developed by PFU Limited (headquartered in Yokohama; President and Representative Director Kiyoshi Hasegawa). For the first time in the e-money industry*1, depositing money onto transportation e-money cards such as Suica and Pasmo and shopping e-money cards such as Nanaco, Waon, and Rakuten Edy*2 can be done on a single charger thanks to the scalability of Thincacloud’s thin-client-type that processes payments, deposits, etc. on a cloud system.
This multi e-money charger is also scheduled to be adopted by Sega Interactive Co., Ltd. for use in amusement centers, which is currently under development aiming for operation across Japan starting this summer.

Under development

Features of Thincacloud

Thincacloud thin-client-type multi e‒money payment service can drastically reduce the cost of payment terminal installation in contrast to the conventional rich-client type e‒money payment service. It also features scalability thanks to its function to flexibly interconnect services and its excellent security brought about by Thincacloud’s security measures unlike conventional security processing done by the terminal side.

Future Direction

TFPS will continue to promote Thincacloud, facilitating both the payment and deposit of e-money, as a service that can be widely used by consumers and member companies, available at a lower infrastructure cost while aiming to turn the coin payment market into a cashless one.

  • *1 According to a survey by Chunichisha Co., Ltd. (January 2017)
  • *2 E-money cards to which money can be deposited using Thincacloud include transportation e-money (Kitaca, Suica, Pasmo, Toica, Manaca, Icoca, Sugoca, Nimoca, and Hayakaken), Rakuten Edy, Nanaco, and Waon.

Reference information

■About PFU Limited
Since its foundation, PFU Limited (headquartered in Yokohama; President and Representative Director Kiyoshi Hasegawa) has contributed to the development of its customers and society through the achievement of safe, secure, and comfortable operations by providing an ICT environment as a manufacturer specialized in computers. Currently, PFU provides comprehensive products and services related to ICT based on its computer development technologies, including hardware such as document scanners, information kiosks, embedded computers, software and services such as security and document management, IT infrastructure development, and multi-vendor services through alliances with other companies.
URL:https://www.pfu.fujitsu.com/
■About Sega Interactive Co., Ltd.
Sega Interactive Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Ota-ku, Tokyo; CEO Yukio Sugino) is a member of the Sega Sammy Group that develops, manufactures, and sells amusement game machines. The company provides entertainment unique to arcade games through its innovative ideas and high development skills.
URL: http://sega-interactive.co.jp/
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