The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has certified the first two products to implement the CIPURS open security standard – a contactless security controller from Infineon Technologies and a CIPURSE smart card applet for NFC smart phones from INSIDE Secure.
System integrators, transit systems operators and other transit ecosystem members can use these and other certified products when creating next-generation public transport fare collection systems based on the CIPURSE open security standard to ensure that the contactless fare cards, NFC smart phone apps and other system components they choose will work with each other.
The Infineon CIPURSE controller enables public transport companies to implement tickets or cards for secured access to trains and busses, as well as secured, interoperable and flexible automatic fare collection systems. It is based on the Infineon SOLID FLASH product family of 16-bit security controllers, which has been successfully used in many smart card applications.
Written in Java and conforming to the GlobalPlatform standard, the INSIDE Secure CIPURSE Applet V1 is operating-system independent and gives device manufacturers and system integrators the opportunity to implement a virtual CIPURSE smart card on any NFC mobile device. A smart phone or other NFC mobile device containing this applet can be used just like a physical CIPURSE smart card to pay for transit fares, and can be reloaded at any kiosk designed to reload the smart cards.
The CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality, cross-vendor system interoperability, lower technology adoption risks, higher quality and improved market responsiveness, all of which result in lower operating costs and greater flexibility for transport system operators.