why a calpso "certification" ?

The first Calypso ticketing systems that were implemented in the past fifteen years were mainly in closed environments: a fare collection integrator responsible of the whole project took charge of all compatibility problems between the different components of the system, in particular cards and terminals. This integrator guarantees his customer the running and the performances of the system only for one kind of card, heavily tested with his own terminals. If necessary he made some adjustments on his terminals.

In this case, for each new cards issued by a card embedder, or a new portable object, the integrator requires his customer to do a new test campaign, to be paid by the embedder, before the introduction of this new media. If not, the integrator no longer guarantees the running or performances of his system.

Now, the ticketing systems are in a more and more open environment: after years of discussions on interoperability, operators and authorities implement it concretely; in Calypso environment, the launching of Triangle is now under way; operators want to accept new media such as mobile phones, EMV credit cards, USB keys and so on, on their networks. The policy of specific tests by the integrator is no longer a solution to ensure the running of a system with all these new media.

There is only one way to face these issues: the setting-up of a policy of certification and compliance of the different products used in a ticketing system, as it has been done for many years in the bank sector.

Today CNA is able to propose a policy of certification at different levels of a ticketing system.

 

The different Calypso “certifications”.

Different certifications are necessary to ensure the running of a system (by reference to the Transaction Layers Scheme):

  • At the low layers of the transaction, i.e. the contactless layers, that have to fulfill the ISO 14443 standard: Calypso technology is independent of the contactless transmission chosen, but CNA decided to strongly support the initiative of certification of the contactless transmission that is taken in charge by the Smart Ticketing Alliance, with ITSO, VDV and AFIMB. As soon as ready, this certification of contactless transmission will be integrated in the set of certification that CNA will offer to its members.
  • At level 3 of the secure exchanges of data, the heart of the Calypso transaction, CNA proposes:
    • For terminal manufacturers, a Terminal registration, this consists in a set of tests, checking that the implementation of Calypso is correctly achieved within the terminal.
    • For the manufacturers of portable objects (card embedders, IC manufacturers), a Certification of portable objects based on a technical evaluation made by an independent laboratory. The certificate that delivers Calypso ensures that the object is strictly compliant with Calypso specifications (at this moment, rev. 3.1.).
  • At the application layer, even if it is outside Calypso responsibility, CNA proposes, in its role as Triangle issuer, a set of mandatory tests to be realized at the level of the implementation of Triangle in a ticketing system, in order to ensure that the applicative software respects the rules fixed for a normal behavior of the sale terminal and a compliant management of the contract area within the card. CNA represents in fact the whole community of Triangle members, who want to be sure that a new implementation is conform and without any problem for them). Find here the guidelines for the Triangle conformity.

 

HOW TO PROCEED FOR “CERTIFICATION” OF A CALYPSO PRODUCT ?

For the different certifications, the best experts have been mandated by CNA: at this moment, Spirtech Company is in charge of terminal registration and Elitt laboratory of portable object certification. The corresponding certificates are delivered by CNA.

Portable object certification

The process and the conditions are described in the document Operational process and financial conditions for portable object certification.

Please fill this Submission Form if you would like to submit a portable object to certification.

You may see all information about CNA membership in the CNA tab.

Terminal registration:

The process and the conditions are described in the document Operational process and financial conditions for terminal registration.

The terminal audit requires some technical prerequisites available on the technical support website.

You may see all information on CNA membership in the CNA tab.

 

The CALYPSO CERTIFIED PRODUCTs ?

All certified products can be consulted on the Calypso web site. For each certified product, you may download its official certificate delivered by CNA. These certificates are usable both by manufacturers and buyers of Calypso equipment.

List of certified Portable Objects (PO) :

The Portable object certification is a new service, all Calypso portable objects are not yet registered. If your portable object is not yet present in the list, please apply for registration.

DISCLAIMER
In no event shall CNA be held responsible for any direct or indirect consequence or damage whatsoever that might result from the utilization of the certified product. In no event shall CNA be bound to substitute itself to the manufacturer of the certified product to carry out the guarantees which it is contractually or legally under the obligation to ensure to its clients and customers concerning the certified product. This certification is only related to the Calypso Portable Object Application Specification, it does not guarantee that the certified product complies with any other norms, standards and legal regulations to which its use may be subject.

Product Name Certificate Number Company Type Date

CELEGO CALYPSO G1 v1.0

CNA-140107-CPOC-0B

GEMALTO

Dual Interface Native Card

03/25/2014

Tango MultiApp v3.0

CNA-140123-CPOC-00

ASK

Dual Interface Native Card

04/14/2014

CD21 Rev32

CNA-140919-CPOC-10

STMicroelectonics

Dual Interface Native Card

11/25/2014

TimeCOS DI Calypso version 1.0

CNA-150527-CPOC-15

WATCHDATA

TECHNOLOGIES

Dual Interface Native Card

07/10/2015

UpTeq NFC 3.2.2_Generic v1.0 

+ Applet CNA Calypso Rev3.1 release 1.2

CNA-150930-CPOC-0B

GEMALTO

Java Card UICC with SWP interface for NFC mobile

01/13/2016

DragonFly v4.0 

+ Applet CNA Calypso Rev3.1 release 1.2

CNA-151209-CPOC-0A

OBERTHUR

TECHNOLOGIES

Java Card UICC with SWP interface for NFC mobile

02/26/2016

UpTeq NFC 3.2.2_VFG

+ Applet CNA Calypso Rev3.1 release 1.2

CNA-160210-CPOC-0B

GEMALTO

Java Card UICC with SWP interface for NFC mobile

04/06/2016

TanGO+ v1

CNA-160617-CPOC-00

ASK

Dual Interface Native Card

08/07/2016

TanGO+Flash v1

CNA-160628-CPOC-00

ASK

Dual Interface Native Card

27/07/2016

SOMA Atlas V1

CNA-160630-CPOC-29

Arjo Systems S.p.A.

Dual Interface Native Card

27/07/2016

Up Teq NFC 3.1.2_eSE v3.0 

+ Applet CNA Calypso Rev3.1 Release 1.2

CNA-160919-CPOC-0B

GEMALTO

Java Card UICC with SWP interface for NFC mobile

12/06/2016

List of Terminal labels :

The Registration is a new service, all Calypso terminals are not yet registered. If your terminal is not yet present in the list, please apply for registration.

DISCLAIMER
In no event shall CNA be held responsible for any direct or indirect consequence or damage whatsoever that might result from the utilization of the audited equipment. In no event shall CNA be bound to substitute itself to the manufacturer of the audited equipment to carry out the guarantees which it is contractually or legally under the obligation to ensure to its clients and customers concerning the audited equipment. The audit does not guarantee that the audited equipment complies with any norms, standards and legal regulations to which its use may be subject.

Product Name Version Company Date
AEP - Futura 3A h:3A.A00, f:v1.00, s:v2.53 AEP 25/02/2010
SpringCard - Crazy Writer h:31, f:v1.53, s:v1.10 SpringCard 25/02/2010
Samsung SDS - SAM-CRM-13 h:v1.0, f:v1.0 Samsung 09/10/2013
Parkeon - Axio MFRC531 f:SPI_1.0.0.26288 Parkeon 13/12/2013
Parkeon - Unicore mode DAT f:CL_DVL_1.0.26288 Parkeon 13/12/2013
Parkeon - Unicore mode TPV f:SPI_1.0.0.26288 Parkeon 13/12/2013
Conduent - VPE 415 h:87 727 226 V01 Conduent 08/03/2017
Conduent - CSC Module h:87 728 108 V01 Conduent 03/05/2017
Conduent - CAS 412 h:87 727 233 V01 Conduent 03/05/2017
Conduent - BCS 400 h:87 727 898 V01 Conduent 03/05/2017

 

List of TRIANGLE compliant equipment :