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Contribute to Improving Convenience by Supporting Credit Card and E-Money Payment
Multi-Payment Solution for Taxis starts
Adopted by Hokusei Kotsu and a major taxi company in Tokyo

June 26, 2018

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.

PAI-R CO., LTD.

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. (hereinafter “TOPPAN FORMS”), TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD. (hereinafter “TFPS”) and PAI-R CO., LTD. (hereinafter “PAI-R”) are pleased to announce the start of a taximeter-linked multi-payment solution.
This solution helps diversify the payment options accepted by taxi companies and improves convenience for customers by enabling payment by IC credit cards, smart cards used for public transportation, such as Suica, iD, and major e-money, such as nanaco, on the same system.
Hokusei Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Head office: Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture; Representative Director: Seiji Shimoyama; hereinafter “Hokusei Kotsu”) and a major taxi company in Tokyo have decided to adopt the solution and the roll-out in their vehicles is sequentially underway.
Hokusei Kotsu currently accepts smart cards used for public transportation, such as Suica and iD, as well as nanaco. It is planning to accept WAON and QUICPay+ by the end of 2018.

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System structure

This solution enables credit cards and e-money to be processed by linking the issuer to a taximeter via smartphone. The payment-related data is sent to the credit card or e-money company's authorization center via the LTE network provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC. (hereinafter “DOCOMO”) to complete the transaction. It is also possible to print out receipts.

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Role of each company

  • ■PAI-R
  • ・ Provision of top-ranked payment app TapCierge, a single-payment solution for taxis such as credit cards and e-money payment, which controls payment information via the cloud
  • ・ Provision of a special Bluetooth device that connects a taximeter to a smartphone, allowing them to share payment and status information (*1)

  • ■TOPPAN FORMS and TFPS
  • ・ Provision of “Thincacloud,” a cloud-based e-money payment platform that supports multiple e-money brands
  • ・ Provision of e-money payment terminals

System Characteristics

  • 1. Reduces initial and running costs
  • 2. Not necessary to update the negative e-money data on the payment terminal mounted on each vehicle
  • 3. Supports multiple e-money brands (*2)
  • [Reference Information: About Credit Card Payments]
    The authorization services and payment terminals for international credit card brands used in this solution are provided by Link Processing Co., Ltd.
  • *1: Please inquire about taximeters that are compatible with this solution.
  • *2: Please inquire about e-money brands that are compatible with this solution.
  • *Nine types of smart cards issued by public transportation companies are accepted: Kitaca, Suica, PASMO, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, SUGOCA, nimoca and Hayakaken.
  • * “Thincacloud” is a registered trademark of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • * “Kitaca” is a registered trademark of Hokkaido Railway Company.
  • * “Suica” is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.
  • * “PASMO” is a registered trademark of PASMO Co., Ltd.
  • * “TOICA” is a registered trademark of Central Japan Railway Company.
  • * “manaca” is a registered trademark of Nagoya Transportation Development Organization Co.Ltd. and MIC Co., Ltd.
  • * “ICOCA” is a registered trademark of West Japan Railway Company.
  • * “SUGOCA” is a registered trademark of Kyushu Railway Company.
  • * “nimoca” is a registered trademark of Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • * “Hayakaken” is a registered trademark of Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau.
  • * iD is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • *nanaco is a registered trademark of Seven Card Service Co., Ltd.
  • *WAON is a registered trademark of AEON CO., LTD.
  • *QUICPay is a registered trademark of JCB Co., Ltd.
  • *Other product names and so on are registered trademarks or trademarks of companies.
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