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JCB Co., Ltd., the international payment brand, is offering a trial service for Mobile OfficaTM, a contactless chip and mobile solution that offers corporations cashless payment and office access control functions through ‘NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode(R) FeliCa Preview Service’ for mobile phones. The trial service, available until July 2004, marks the first time that a credit card payment service has been made available for mobile phones with a contactless chip in Japan.
“Payment solutions for the future must take advantage of the latest chip and information technology,” said Takahiro Shimokawa, Vice President of Advanced Technologies at JCB. “Functionality will be provided via the media most suited to the application — whether that is conventional plastic cards, mobile phones, hand-held PDAs or even key chains. Payment systems that capture the market will be those that offer the most effective solution for each individual situation. This is why JCB is moving ahead with the development of payment solutions using new devices and new technologies that are now emerging throughout the market.” Via JCNN.
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