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FeliCa

(FELIcity CArd) An NFC-based, contactless smart card technology from Sony, first deployed as the Hong Kong subway's "Octopus" card in 1997. Pronounced "fell-ih-cuh" and popular in Asia, FeliCa is used for transportation tickets, ID cards and digital wallet transactions. It supports multiple services in the same card as well as separate access rights to individual files. Appropriate for turnstiles in the fast-moving train station environment, the system can detect, authenticate and transfer data in 100 milliseconds.

Mobile FeliCa
For both contactless and remote transactions, FeliCa can be built into mobile phones, enabling money amounts and other messages to be viewed on screen. Because the technology was designed to give people an enjoyable experience, the name was coined from the word "felicity," which means happiness. See smart card.
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The new Sony FeliCa Lite-S-based tag has a diecut size (diameter) of 38 mm/1.
We are very pleased with this first solution from our strategic partnership with HID Global," said Yoshihiko Kawakami, general manager of sales with Sony's FeliCa Business Division.
To date, more than 500 million FeliCa cards and mobile phone IC chips in total have already shipped throughout the world.
and four other firms said Thursday they will form a joint venture around January to help small retailers, restaurants and entertainment firms in local economies devise sales promotion systems such as point-based, customer reward programs using Sony's FeliCa noncontact IC card technology.
The i-mode FeliCa service lets people use their phones, embedded with a special chip, as a credit card, key, even a contact-less prepaid train pass.
Called Felica, the technology allows the embedding of an IC chip and internal antenna in a card (the word "Felica" is a combination of "felicity" and "card," suggesting an easier and more convenient life).
56 MHz RFID reader technology including ISO 15693, 14443A, 14443B, FeliCa, 18000, and NFC
FeliCa IC chip technology, is just the latest for this gadget-loving nation's fancy handsets, including digital cameras, portable televisions, e-mail, and streaming video downloads, reports the AP.
The move is the latest development of Sony's e-card chip technology FeliCa, used by millions in Japan.
ENGLISH TIME: Pupils (from left) Thibault Lyon, Clement Lion, Karolin Mattsson, Elisabeth List, Hadrien Lyon and Felica Mattsson turn over a new leaf at Abbotsford.
The airline claims that this will allow passengers to make reservations and payments and go through check-in procedures on their PCs or mobile phones equipped with Sony Corp's FeliCa contactless IC card technology.
Felica wondered in how many ways she could paint the entry.