SPASS In Use

1.Examples of e-tickets applying SPASS Card.

Contactless IC cards featuring FeliCa technology can instantly read and process data. This card can be reused over and over and makes it extremely easy to pay for service and recharge. These advantages are some examples that make FeliCa extremely suitablefor use as passenger tickets of public transportation. In fact major railroad companies have employed FeliCa IC card passenger tickets, with more and more users opting for commuter passes and prepaid cards applying FeliCa technology. The number of districts using FeliCa for bus e-tickets is also increasing with use of this choice.

2.e-Payment with FeliCa Technology

Use of SPASS a form of e-money applying FeliCa technology is also on the rise. SPASS can be used at any SPASS member store presenting the SPASS mark. This means SPASS users can pay for their purchases at major convenience stores, major shopping complexes and even vending machines with an SPASS mark. SPASS is also an advantage for the store since it simplifies the payment registering process, unlike time consuming payments with cash.

Payment of the charges can be easily be made from a payment reader that is setup in the store, as well as over the Internet by connecting "SPASS" (USB Reader/Writer) to a PC.

3.Personal Identification with FeliCa Technology

This is becoming a popular form of ID for employees and students. Use of this system makes it possible to maintain a log of personnel arriving at and leaving the company, as well as entering and exiting the room, office, local offices, research laboratories, etc. By connecting a reader/writer to a PC, the system can be used as a personal identification and authentication system, as well.

By adding an e-money function, the card can be used to pay for items purchased at the office/school store, buy from vending machines and pay for meals/items at the cafeteria. More and more enterprises and schools are using this as an in-house system to pay for purchases made in their company or school.

Payment of the charges can be easily be made from a payment reader that is setup in the store, as well as over the Internet by connecting "SPASS" (USB Reader/Writer) to a PC.