Discover the 2018 Winners and Nominees of the Calypso Awards

On November the 28th was held in Cannes the 6th Calypso Awards Ceremony, with 14 projects in competition. In front of over more 120 participants, the Best 2018 Innovations and Customer Services have been rewarded by Francis Sykes, Master of this ceremony.

Dedicated to industrial, service providers, integrators, etc. This award covers hardware, software or services.

Winner: HID Global with Soma Atlas CLAP operating System
Soma Atlas CLAP Operating System from HID Global is the first certified implementation of the CLAP specification based on the Infineon SLE77 platform ISO 14443 type A & B.

Nominee: Famoco with the FX920 Validator
The FX920 is the first validator which includes the open source Eclipse Keyple SDK developed to enable many new Calypso applications in many sectors.

Nominee: SELP with the Elipse Calypso Card
Elipse Calypso by SELP is the second certified CLAP product with the characteristic to be based on a full ISO 14443 type A technology, the NXP E201382 EMBRACE component.


For promoters and users of Calypso: local authorities, transport operators, associations, etc.

Winner: TPER with the MUVER project
The project allows for the first time a regional ticketing interoperability using mobile phones in Italy entirely based on the Calypso standard.

Winner: Ile de France Mobilités with the Calypso Mobile ticketing for Paris Region
Calypso mobile ticketing is about to be rolled out on the whole public transport network of Ile-de-France (Paris Region). The experimentation started in July 2018 and the planned commercial launch will take place in 2019.

Nominee: OTLIS with the Viva Kiosk
VIVA Kiosk, launched in September 2018, allows users to request and receive, in 1 minute, a Calypso smartcard for use in Lisbon Public Transports.


Discover all the projects in details

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CNA participated to Africities 8 Summit

CNA participated to Africities 8 Summit, 20th – 24th november, in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco 


Calypso Networks Association has been invited to Africities, the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event that is held every 3 years in one of the five regions of Africa. It mobilizes communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.

Calypso Networks Association took part at the session “The revolution of sustainable mobility”. Speakers discuss about available and implemented solutions on the continent in order to increase sustainable mobility, and answer to the following questions: 

Are hybridization of modes of transport in the city and operators’  interoperability sufficiently integrated in practices and administrative processes? 

How and from whom to mobilize the necessary resources which are still today insufficient on this sector? 

This session has questioned current practices and alliances to be strengthened to innovate more and more towards a transition of the sector in Africa.


Paulo Barreto, our Ticketing Expert present how interoperability and seamless travels with tools adapted at each typology of city.


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Discover the full program of the Calypso Open Session

Technical Workshops about ABT, Mobile NFC - HCE, Open source SDK, the Calypso Awards Ceremony and Evening of networking... be there at the Radisson Blu in Cannes the 28th of November!

This year again, CNA will held its Open Session in Cannes in parallel of the Trustech event, the 28th of November 2018  at the Radisson Blu Hotel,
2 boulevard Jean Hibert – 06400 Cannes



3.30. pm:  Technical Workshop - RESERVED TO CNA MEMBERS

Eclipse-Keyple, an open source API - SDK to implement a Calypso application
Paulo Barreto, CNA Technical Ticketing Expert, will present in details what is Keyple™ and how it works. This workshop will be the occasion to :
- Discover Keyple™ SDK capabilities and how it handles some peculiarities in the session mechanism and also different cards (Rev2, Rev3 and CLAP).
- See Keyple™ in action through an interactive demonstration of some key concepts
- Learn the status and planning for Keyple™.


Mobile Ticketing : a set of Calypso solutions for each context
Philippe Guillaumin, CNA WP Technical Coordinator, will present the Calypso HCE solution for NFC mobiles. By relying on the CNA specifications and guidelines, with a limited number of modifications on their validators, Calypso Networks have the opportunity to add an HCE ticketing service besides their full Calypso card solution. This workshop will be the opportunity to :
- Have a better understanding of the  security rules and infrastructure specified by CNA to mitigate the risks inherent of an HCE application.

- Identify the adaptations of an existing  AFC system to implement a Calypso HCE ticketing solution.

Pierre Terrée, CNA project leader and technical expert, will present:
- The Java Card Calypso Applet solution: its features, the platform compatibility & packaging, the last improvements & next evolution, the functional & security certifications.

- How to address major mobile players, Apple, Google, Samsung with Calypso


Account Based Ticketing and Calypso, the winning ticket
Following the ABT Calypso White Paper published last year, CNA launched a technical working group on the subject, the WP13, to study what part Calypso products could and should play in ABT, and how. The result will be the publication of “guidelines” for ABT implementation in Calypso systems.The purpose of this workshop is to share the philosophy and the key points of this guidelines and to discuss how they will help ticketing system architects having to design an ABT solution using Calypso portable objects, especially by addressing those key topics:

- Benefits as most as possible from ABT principles
- Allows a suitable level of interoperability
- Allows relevant risk management processes

- May take into account existing infrastructures


Brand Policy and Calypso Certification
Philippe Vappereau, CNA Chairman, Ralph Gambetta, General Secretary and Valentina Zajackowski, Marketing manager will present the new Calypso brand and certification strategy which will come into effect in January 2019. This workshop will be the opportunity to present the new license, governed by CNA, based on this certification and on a trademark policy, to ensure to users the expected performances of Calypso, and to providers a fair ecosystem. Innovatron is mandated by CNA to ensure the legal management of the new license. Topics which will be addressed:
- Calypso brand & trademark policy
- Content and added value of the new license
- Conditions and pricing
- Practical usage of the mark

Limited places, please contact Manon Chaix in order to register to a workshop.

7.00 pm : 6th Calypso Awards Ceremony

Discover the 2018 Winners of the Calypso Awards, during a friendly evening with a dinner cocktail and culinary surprises, on the Rooftop Terrasse of the Radisson Blu Hotel

Register Here !
We are looking forward to seeing you in Cannes.


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