Calypso Awards Nominees 2016

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


Discover all the informations about the nominees.


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.

Calypso Networks Association at the SITCE 2016

Calypso Networks Association (CNA) is delighted to announce its participation to the next major event in the South East Asia: the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2016 (SITCE).

This event will take place in the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center from October 19th to October 21st,

Themed “Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities”, SITCE 2016 will focus on innovative solutions for urban transport systems. Bringing together authorities, policy-makers, urban planners, transport operators as well as solution providers, the event will set the stage for a meaningful discussion of innovative solutions for issues and challenges faced by all in the business of urban transport.

For more than two decades CNA has successfully promoted an open, secure, interoperable, multiservice and multiprovider solution for a contactless ticketing which could be a true key for public transport development.

We will be glad to welcome you on CNA  booth - F8 to talk about the Calypso technology and services. Discover how it became the main public transport standard adopted in Europe, Canada and North Africa.

We hope to meet you soon in Singapore !

More information ABOUT THIS EVENT.

An important step towards European interoperability

Calypso Networks Association (CNA) - Paycert, the first certification authority officially accredited by the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA): a strong contribution to compatibility of European e-Ticket infrastructure.

The certificate delivered by CNA-Paycert will ensure that the contactless infrastructure deployed on your transportation network will be technically compatible with any other certified e-ticketing system, allowing interoperable use and cross-border travel.  It is relative to the compliance of the Radio-Frequency (RF) communication interface to the CEN/TS 16794, which implements the ISO 14443 standard in transport ticketing environment.

This certification process is independent of the ticketing application used, and can apply for whatever ticketing card/reader interface in public transport field. It is, from the technical view, an important step in the path which leads to interoperable traveling throughout Europe. And it will help to ensure maximum freedom of choice of supplier by transport operators and authorities.

More, for those who have chosen Calypso for their ticketing application, they now may benefit from an end-to-end certification process, from the low layers RF interface to the compliance to the Calypso specifications.

For many years, CNA has been strongly working in favor of standardization which is an essential key to interoperability and openness. This is why CNA immediately answered to the initiative of the Smart Ticketing Alliance, by offering an operational certification which will lead ticketing in transport to a level of maturity that the bank sector has from a long time implemented.

CNA partnered with Paycert which offers its indisputable assurance of expertise gained over many years as a European Certification Body specialized in secured electronic transactions.

Find the press release issued by the Smart Ticketing Alliance. For all practical information about the certification process proposed by CNA-Paycert, please go to our web site



For CNA, Philippe Guillaumin :                                              

For Paycert, Ludovic Vérecque