I4U carried a reference to a Nikkei report that Secom and bag maker Kyowa Corp. would release a line of backpacks for students that feature built-in terminals compatible with Secom’s locational information service, Koko Secom. In Koko Secom, GPS (Global Positioning System) technology is used to track the location of special terminals. (WWJ has prices for the backpacks and service.)
Update to the original I4U Story, the backpacks will retail for 33,000 yen, including an initial service fee of 7,350 yen. They also carry a monthly service charge of 525 yen.