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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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It is also compatible with the existing Sony FeliCa Lite-S infrastructure, delivers high-speed data rates of up to 212kbps/424kbps (Auto Switching Supported) and is NDEF pre-formatted.
Reportedly, the Octopus Mobile Payment Service is the world's first commercial SIM-based implementation and deployment of the FeliCa application on NFC SIMs.
The companies plan to collaborate in expanding the functionality of NXP's NFC radio controller with the integration of FeliCa's technology, which will enable interoperability with the FeliCa-compliant reader infrastructure and with Osaifu-Keitai phones in Japan.
The companies currently use the NFC, or near field communication, standard called FeliCa, developed and owned by Sony, but said they will incorporate two other standards that are more common abroad, known as "Type A" and "Type B."
For instance, the NFC-based service i-Mode Felica, the world's first mobile payment service incorporating card key verifications launched by NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's leading telecoms in cooperation with Sony, proved a failure in many countries excluding Japan.
During CARTES & IDentification 2011, the two companies will show laptop computers running HID Global's naviGO(TM) credential management software and a number of Sony FeliCa applications, including the Sony FeliCa Launcher platform service as well as the company's e-Money Viewer widget.
Sony is bringing out the next generation FeliCa IC chip with enhanced security adopting the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.
Anderson, Ann Azzollini, Thomas Baranowski, Marcia Bayne-Smith, Felica D.
Hemans" (1835)--retitled "Felica Hemans: To L.E.L., Referring to Her Monody on the Poetess" in EBB's Poems (1850).
Sony, others plan joint venture to promote FeliCa card business