CNA was present at the « 1st Village de l’Innovation » organized by the “Ville, Rail et Transports” magazine, on the 7th of December 2016. This event brought together many actors from the integrated mobility sector, transit authorities and operators, manufacturers, consultants, and was an excellent opportunity for very fruitful exchanges.
On the 30th of November 2016, the 4th Calypso Awards Ceremony took place in Cannes in order to reward the best projects that contribute to the innovative development of Calypso.
This year again, a dozen of very different and qualitative projects have been submitted to the jury, which delivered the Best Innovation and the Best Customer Value prices, paying attention to criteria such as the technical and institutional challenges, quality of implementation, innovative or adapted response to new expectations and needs.
Best Customer Value winner :
Wizway Solutions delivers an «NFC ready» infrastructure to Transport Organizing Authorities (TOAs) and transport companies. Fully compliant with mobile standard (NFC) and transit standard (Calypso), the Wizway solution is interoperable over all Transport Operators without impact on the equipment.
Using mobile devices that are compatible with NFC (near field communications) technology, passengers will be able to purchase all types of tickets—single fares, railcards and more—anywhere, anytime with their carrier’s or TOA’s app, and store these tickets securely on their SIM card.
BENEFITS FOR END USERS : By making mobile ticketing possible for all transport modes on the mobile phone, Wizway Solutions propose a 100% mobile experience user-oriented. The traveler does everything, anytime, anywhere with his mobile; get information, buy tickets, get its Calypso travel card into mobile and go through access gates.
For the operators, Wizway Solutions offer turnkey solution easy and fast to integrate, upgrading a mobile application thanks to a SDK. Developers will use an API to deliver transit tickets or passes in a secure way directly onto a mobile or a wearable device. You connect your transit information system to the platform.
Best Innovation winner :
STM developed and set up a Web service (API-Application Programming Interface), which enables to read and interpret data within an OPUS card. This Web service is dedicated to the Opus partners, in order to facilitate them the use and deployment of Opus solutions.
The partner access through a Calypso compatible card reader to the reader command of the card. Data are transmitted to the STM API; the API answers in less than 0.5 second to the partner, providing him the relevant tariff offers to its customers. Consequently the partner takes the appropriate measures to elaborate his offer to the customer.
The first application is operational with BIXI, bicycle sharing service: the regular customers of public transport, can benefit of a discount price with their seasonal tickets.
BENEFITS FOR END USERS : The benefits for the OPUS partners from transportation but also in other areas such as sport or cultural events are a simplified access to tariff management based on the card content of the customer.
This web service is very easy to implement and to use. As it is low cost, it is a real booster to a wide diversification of services to customers.
For the fourth time, the Calypso Awards will be allocated on wednesday the 30th of November in Cannes.
CNA received many high-quality applications in 2016. The work was difficult for the jury to take a decision. 3 projects are nominated in two categories : Best Customer Value and Best Innovation.
Best Customer Value :
- Pass Pass Easy Card, from Keolis Lille
- Calypso Pay-as-you-go, from SIBS
- Wizway Solutions, from Wizway Solutions
Best Innovation :
- Sharkey Wristband, fom Watchdata
- Palmari Marinai, from ACTV
- Opus pour Bixi, from Société de Transport de Montréal
The jury awarding the Calypso Awards 2016 is composed of:
- CNA’s Chairman, Philippe Vappereau,
- The winner of Best Customer Value Award 2015: Rennes Métropole, Noël Philippe,
- The winner of the Best Innovation Award 2015: Gemalto, Frédéric Martinez,
- Technical Experts : Paulo Baretto, Renzo Brunetti, Pierre Terrée.