FeliCa in Use

ID cards at US universities

Sony has partnered with Blackboard to provide campus solutions using FeliCa-based ID cards and NFC readers. Starting with Santa Clara University, Blackboard has now expanded to introduce FeliCa/NFC infrastructure into more than 365 universities, of which more than 60 also use FeliCa card.

SCU student ID card
Blackboard contactless IC card reader

ID cards for students, faculty, and employees

FCF, a shared usage format of FeliCa for ID cards, has been introduced in Japan at 335 universities and other educational institutions, as well as 106 companies and local governments. A total of 157 companies have joined the FCF Promotion Forum launched in 2004, and each company is providing diverse services. They began offering a new format in 2013, making FeliCa usable on even more systems.