What is the purpose of the TransferJet Consortium?
To advance and promote the TransferJet Format, by developing the technical specifications and compliance testing procedures and creating a market for TransferJet-compliant, interoperable products.
Are companies able to join the TransferJet Consortium?
The TransferJet Consortium is accepting applications for Adopters at all times. Please go to the Join as an Adopter page for details.
What is the difference between Adopters and Promoters?
Adopters will be able to access, as licensees, documents including various technical specifications and guidelines related to TransferJet technology, in order to develop, manufacture, and sell products compliant with those specifications and guidelines. In addition, Adopters will be able to participate in some of the events and programs administered by TransferJet Consortium. Promoters participate in the development of the technical and compliance specifications as well as the overall management and operation of the consortium.
Is it necessary to participate in the TransferJet Consortium to manufacture products using this technology?
Yes, this is required to license the TransferJet Format, the compliance testing tools, and other materials needed for the development and commercial use of compliant products.
Can we buy the TransferJet chip at the Consortium?
No, You can’t. Please contact to the chip vendors directly.
How much is the membership fee for an Adopter?
The annual membership fee is JPY 240,000. However, for the first term of the agreement, we will charge on a pro-rated basis. (eg. When you participate in the consortium on October, the annual fee is JPY120,000)
Is TransferJet similar to FeliCa or NFC?
No, they are based on different technologies. FeliCa and NFC are technologies designed primarily for authentication and payment transaction, based on wireless card technology. TransferJet is optimized for very high-speed wireless data transfer based on wideband wireless technology. This means that both TransferJet and FeliCa/NFC can co-exist in the same location and operate using a single touch.
Will there be interference with other wireless technologies?
Since the transmit power of TransferJet technology is extremely low, it will rarely create interference with other wireless devices nearby.
Is there any documents describing details of technical issue about TransferJet?
We have a technical whitepaper, “TransferJet Overview”. Please visit this page.
"FeliCa" is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony Corporation.
"FeliCa" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.