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February 4, 2015

Indonesia’s KCJ to use Sony’s FeliCa technology for IC ticket operation

Sony has secured an order from Indonesian rail operator PT Kai Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) to deliver its FeliCa technology for IC ticket operation.

By Samseer M

Sony has secured an order from Indonesian rail operator PT Kai Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) to deliver its FeliCa technology for IC ticket operation.

KCJ will introduce contactless card tickets and FeliCa embedded wristbands on its rail network to deliver an efficient travel experience for passengers.

Scheduled for launch this month, this new development will help the operator to expand its supported devices from the middle of this year to include NFC mobile phones, in order to offer a variety of convenient contactless methods of payment.

"KCJ wants to harness Sony`s experience in providing FeliCa card, as well as mobile technology, to improve the lives of our passengers."

PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek CEO Tri Handoyo said: "KCJ wants to harness Sony`s experience in providing FeliCa card, as well as mobile technology, to improve the lives of our passengers.

"The ability to read all types of chip will ease intermodal integration in the future, because our devices are able to identify any type of electronic tickets that other transportation operators may develop later."

Sony FeliCa technology is currently being used to support a number of applications, including transportation ticketing, electronic money and ID.

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It features high security and overall performance capability, including superior transaction speed processing among others, Sony stated.

Sony Corporation FeliCa business division senior general manager Kazuyuki Sakamoto said: "Using Sony’s FeliCa card and NFC mobile contactless experience, we will ensure that we can make a positive contribution to improve KCJ’s service for its rapidly expanding operations."

KCJ currently operates an 182km-long rail system in the metropolitan area of Jakarta, with 64 stations and serving 700,000 passengers a day.

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