GERMANY: The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance today announced that it is a finalist in the Transportation and Ticketing category for the 2013 Contactless & Mobile Awards.
“We are pleased to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Laurent Cremer, executive director of the OSPT Alliance. “Acceptance as a finalist validates the importance of open standards and demonstrates that the CIPURSE™ open security standard is seen as a credible contribution to the industry.”
The winner of the 2013 Contactless & Mobile award for transportation and ticketing will be based on the judges’ estimation of the best use of contactless/NFC technology within public transport or event ticketing applications. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on April 30, 2013.
The CIPURSE open security standard addresses transit authorities’ need for future-proof fare collection systems with advanced security. As an open standard, CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality and cross-vendor system interoperability with reduced technology adoption risks, higher quality and improved market responsiveness—all of which can result in lower operating costs and greater flexibility for transport system operators.
CIPURSE also offers a global basis for rapidly migrating transit fare systems to NFC-enabled mobile phones and other devices, and the standard supports the adoption of NFC transit applications for a truly future-proof solution.