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DoCoMo using RFID cellphones to open doors, boot PCs and plenty more

After years of waiting, DoCoMo has finally made good on its promise to deliver an office security system based on the RFID chips in its cellphones.

The result goes on the market next Friday (Feb 8) and is known as Kaismart, an odd-looking Japanese moniker that might change when we hear the official English version.

There’s nothing technically unusual in the system – Osaifu-Keitai phones or FeliCa RFID cards are keyed to individual staffers and can be used to unlock doors, access PCs and other networked peripherals, clock in and out each day, pay for things in the canteen and get fresh with whatever else is hooked up with an IC reader.

The attraction to companies lies in it being the first commercial service to fit all the RFID puzzle pieces together in a coherent package. Read all about it for yourself below – the machine translation ain’t too bad for once.

(Via NTT DoCoMo; translated here)

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