GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has published a white paper to explain how its existing technology can add value to the subscription and management of e-ticketing solutions. The document is free to download here.
The white paper, is aimed at public transport operators, transportation authorities, fare management system integrators, equipment providers and consultants advising on the implementation of e-ticketing programs. It discusses how current GlobalPlatform Specifications can be applied to create a e-ticketing system that supports uninterrupted travel between cities or entire countries, and the management of additional convenient customers services such as timetable access or bike rental.
The white paper also explains how the association’s technology can enable the usage of a third party media, for example a mobile phone, to undertake e-ticketing transactions.
The white paper was developed jointly by the following GlobalPlatform members: Collis, FIME (subsidiary of France Telecom), GALITT, Gemalto, NEC, Nextendis, NXP and RATP.