The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has teamed up with test tools provider Solatis to begin the first phase of its certification program for the CIPURSE open security standard.
According to the alliance, this is the first step in providing transit operators with certification testing services that will ensure the compliance of contactless fare cards, NFC smart phone apps and other products with fare collection systems based on the CIPURSE standard.
Soliatis, which is based in Salon de Provence, France, will check the conformity of the application layer for CIPURSE products and provide test suites based on its Scriptis Framework. The company will also provide pre-certification debugging sessions where vendors can get help preparing their products for certification testing.
Laurent Cremer, executive director for the OSPT Alliance, comments: “CIPURSE application certification is an important first step in the overall CIPURSE certification process, which will eventually include a variety of ecosystem products, and we anticipate that products using these applications will begin receiving certification by the end of this year.”