The US based education technology developer Blackboard has partnered with Sony to deliver support for Sony's smart card technology in its Blackboard Commerce Suite for use with campus ID cards.
Blackboard will support the FeliCa contactless IC card technology from Sony. A contactless IC card is type of smart card with integrated circuits that uses radio frequency to communicate with card readers and, in this case, card writers as well, allowing data stored in the card itself to be updated. This will allow students to use a single card for payments, ID, security access, and various other transactions. FeliCa technology is currently used in about 250 million cards and mobile phones.