NEC portable terminal supports a broad range of electronic money and credit card payment methods
NEC announced today the launch of a new portable terminal for electronic money payment, the Multi-Service Terminal/ Portable, which enables retailers to conveniently expand the availability of electronic money payment. This new NEC portable terminal supports a broad range of electronic money and credit card payment methods, including the NFC international standard for next generation contactless IC cards. NEC aims to provide this portable terminal to markets throughout the world by capitalizing on its broad support for a wide variety of different payment systems.
Currently, Japan’s mainstream contactless IC card communications standard is represented by FeliCa, while International markets have largely adopted the ISO 14443 Type A and Type B standards. NEC’s new portable terminal, equipped with an NFC reader/writer, supports all 3 of these standards, which enables it to support both international electronic money, such as MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave as well existing FeliCa services.