1st Qatar Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum, organized by Calypso Networks Association
In this 21th Century, worldwide cities are facing to multiple environmental, economic and demographic challenges. At the same time demand for access to better, more resilient and more inclusive mobility services throughout cities is increasing. That is why Calypso Networks Association, the association promoting interoperable, multiservice and multiprovider solution for contactless ticketing, organized in the MENA region the 1st Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum, which took place from 17 to 18 February 2016 in Doha, Qatar. Over 50 highly qualified public transport key players came together over two days to discuss the latest innovations in ticketing and digital services for public transport.
Expert speakers, from transport authority, operators & industrial providers share experiences of successful deployment of ticketing, fleet and passenger information projects around the world. Experiences and set-ups in Portugal and Belgium allowed to get a view on how to solve interoperability on a national level. Sharing different views on EMV, future digitalization of ticketing services and hardware components completed the set of themes of the 2016 edition of the Forum. Finally, Ticketing and Passenger Information on mobile was one of the most discussed subject, with examples showing all the opportunity to help citizens to be informed and to purchase and carry electronic tickets using their mobile phones, at the exact place and time at which transportation is needed.
Mr. Abdullah Al Motawa, Project Manager at Ar-Riyadh Development Authority
“The Metro of Riyadh has been designed with the latest proven technologies, and concerning automatic fare collection and ticketing, the ambition is to have a world class public transport system, leading to propose to the customer all the modes of electronic payment available: EMV systems, E-wallet, NFC and mobile ticketing, smart cards, always with the most intuitive and ergonomic design.”
Mr. Philippe Vappereau, Chairman Calypso Networks Association
“Calypso is not only a high-range open, interoperable and multiservice solution for contactless ticketing; it is also a unique case of a technology whose sustainability is guaranteed by its users, independently of any industrial monopoly”.
Calypso Networks Association organizes an event strictly dedicated to the digital services that enhance the attractiveness of Public Transport - 2016, 17-18 Febrary
The Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum aims to provide its participants with the most-advanced information about the services, the technologies, and the actors that allow Public Transport to actually be at the heart of the Smart City.
It will take place in the amazing city of Doha in Qatar, in the MENA region where numerous impressive transport projects are currently deployed. The event will define a new world-class service to customers thanks to these digital technologies that deeply renew ticketing, travel information and customer relationship management.
An exhibition space for manufacturers and service providers to present their offer and their expertise, and to demonstrate their solutions to the participants.
The Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum is open to all, public authorities, transport and services operators, manufacturers, consultants, etc.
Register now and benefit from the “early bird” fee before 2016, January 15th.
Calypso has been selected as an experimental standard for multiservice applicationson smartcards and smartphones following the conclusions of an ADCET workgroup , which brought together numerous local authorities (Rennes, Bordeaux, Lille, Amiens, Lyon, Marseilles, …), universities , transport operators and Calypso Networks Association, and most of smartcard suppliers.
Calypso has been selected as an experimental standard for multiservice applications on smartcards and smartphones following the conclusions of an ADCET workgroup , which brought together numerous local authorities (Rennes, Bordeaux, Lille, Amiens, Lyon, Marseilles, …), universities , transport operators and Calypso Networks Association, and most of smartcard suppliers.
This standard, known as AMG (Generic Multiservice Application), will definitively be recorded by AFNOR, the French standards organisation, at the beginning of next year once the first projects in Rennes and in Bordeaux validate the concept. In parallel the workgroup will pursue its works so that this standard is also recognized at the European level.
This standard allows the management of any type of service by local authorities and universities.
• Canteens and nurseries,
• Sports and leisure centers,
• Culture and Tourism,
• Loyalty programs
• Physical and logical access control
It was decided to use Calypso as a bearer of AMG data, for several reasons:
• Calypso is used by many public transport systems around the world.
• The organization of Calypso data meets the identified needs.
• The Calypso Applet for mobile phones exists and has been successfully deployed by several Telecom operators.
• The security level is proven.
• Scalability and continuity are ensured by Calypso Networks Association.
• There is a varied and sustainable industrial supply of Calypso products.
Thanks to the existence of such a standard it will be possible to build new technical architectures by ensuring the compatibility of the various components of the systems, and to avoid systems that are proprietary and expensive to maintain.
The potential market in France alone is estimated at several million cards or mobile applications per year.
Several cards suppliers can already supply smartcards compatible with this new standard: Gemalto, Oberthur, Morpho, ASK and Watchdata.