Calypso can complement or ease the migration from any existing ticketing systems by using paper tickets, magnetic stripe tickets and allowing for a seamless move from one technology to a fully contactless system on a step by step basis.
There is no requirement to have a central system, a GPS-system or an existing data collection system.
Calypso is a fundamental step towards a Customer Relationship Management application. Transport operators may draw-up and store precise usage statistics on their network by storing “events” from entrance and exit gates. They could then tailor the network activity according to user demand. The statistics will remain strictly anonymous, thus preserving user privacy and adhering to data protection laws.