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TFPS Will Launch a Cashless Payment Terminal that Enables Both QR Code Payment and E-money Payment on One Terminal in Summer
Planning to Support Individual Number Card, Achieving Both Payment and Authentication on One Terminal

February 19, 2019

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD. (headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Toshiro Matsuda; hereinafter “TFPS”), a TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. group company, is pleased to announce that “ThincaBridge NFC” (hereinafter “the Product”), a new cashless payment terminal compatible with both QR code payment and e-money payment, will be launched in summer.

By connecting to a POS cash register or PC, the Product enables QR code payment* and e-money payment with the brands supported by Thincacloud, a cloud-based payment platform provided by TFPS. Compared with introducing a payment terminal for each brand, the Product will reduce introduction cost and consolidate the peripheral terminals at cash registers.
With a liquid-crystal display and camera, this single terminal enables both of the following QR code payment services: (1) the consumer presentation-based payment (code-based payment) service, in which a payment is processed by reading a QR code presented on a smartphone by the consumer using the camera of the Product, and (2) the store presentation-based payment (reading-based payment) service, in which a consumer makes a payment by reading the QR code displayed on the liquid-crystal display of the Product using a smartphone app.

TFPS also plans to make the Product compatible with the My Number Card for the social security and tax number system. Therefore, it can be used as a multi-function payment reader and writer that enables both payment and authentication.

The Product will be demonstrated and exhibited at Cashless Tech, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Tuesday, February 19 to Friday, February 22, 2019.

Future Development

TFPS has provided thin client payment services compatible with multiple e-money formats. These services have contributed to substantial reductions in the cost of introducing terminals, compared with traditional (rich client) services.
TFPS will continue to develop user-friendly products that match the expanding cashless situations in Japan and contribute to achieving the Cashless Vision in Japan by offering convenient services and products for users and member stores that can be used at lower infrastructure costs.

Reference Information

■ TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.

  • Name:
    TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • Head office:
    Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Established:
    December 2011
  • Representative:
    Toshiro Matsuda, President and CEO
  • Contents of business:
    Providing cloud-based services that continue to evolve, in addition to e-money services in Japan, such as the e-money payment business in which the Thincacloud cloud-based payment platform acts as a core, the regional economy vitalization support business using regional points/money, the e-money solutions business and the NFC solutions business.
  • U  R  L:
    http://www.thincacloud.com/

・ThincaBridge NFC product specifications

Item Specifications
Product name ThincaBridge NFC
Model TBNFCUT046
Supported card FeliCa, smartphones with Mobile FeliCa IC chips installed, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Ultralight, ISO/IEC 14443 Type A/B, ISO/IEC 18092
External interface USB connection (USB 2.0/Full Speed)/USB CCID compatible
External dimensions (L × W × H) 91.8 mm × 76.1 mm × 29.7 mm
Display 2.8-inch color liquid crystal display
Camera Included
Speaker Included
Touch sensor 4 sensors
Operating voltage DC5V USB bus power
Standards to be obtained VCCI Class-A, FeliCa M Class Certification, public personal authentication, model authorization by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • * The above-mentioned product specifications are subject to change without prior notice due to product development or modification.
  • * For the schedule on making the Product compatible with QR code payment, refer to the following news release:
    URL: https://www.toppan-f.co.jp/news/2019/0125.html
  • * “Thincacloud” is a registered trademark of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • * “ThincaBridge” is a registered trademark of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • * “QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.
  • * Other company names, product names and the like are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
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