Last Calypso Event

Mobile Ticketing, MaaS, Open Payment... 90 attendees particpated to the Calypso International User Day the 27th and 28th of September 2018 at Torre del'Arsenale - Venice, Italy. An event organised by CNA with ACTV 

About ninety participants from authorities, operators and manufacturers joined this event dedicated to the evolutions of ticketing with Calypso. Mobility as a Service was at the heart of the exchanges with strong highlights on Mobile Ticketing projects, Account Based solutions and Open Schemes.

The first session was dedicated to the Mobility as a Service concept from major Italian public transport actors, with the participation of Mr Seno, ACTV General Manager, Mr Sassoli, Club Italia Chairman, Mr Proia, General Director of ASSTRA and Mr Ratto, Consorzio Unico Campania Chairman. This very rich roundtable about perspectives and major issues of the MaaS in the Italian public transport context was followed by a discussion of the role of Ticketing as a contribution to the MaaS. With Trenitalia, ATM Milano, SNCF and ACTV who highlighted seamless door-to-door travel, mobility account and interoperability.

The Second Session was dedicated to Mobile Ticketing, starting with a technical presentation of the possible solutions to integrate Calypso in the major player’s mobile phones, Apple, Samsung, Google, highlighting feasibility, benefits and restraints, followed by presentations of Mobile Ticketing projects: HCE solution deployed successfully by TPER in Bologna, with more than 15.000 tickets sold since April 2018, mobile strategy and launch of an application based on a NFC solution by IDFM, the transit authority in Paris Region Area , and the Turin project, with field trials, proposed by 5T.

A third Session was about the evolution of ticketing towards open schemes, with topics like Open loop versus Closed loop, Open Payment versus Account Based Ticketing, card centric versus system centric, impact on costs and CRM. CB, french Cartes Banquaires IEG, BMC from Belgium and AEP Ticketing Solution exposed their vision, all sharing the view that all these schemes are complementary and allow to offer a full panel of solutions to all users of public transport, and more generally mobility. The last round table went a step forward to openness with Open Data Soft and Eclipse Fundation which provided evidences of how opening is a tool to dynamize a closed market and create value, for the benefice of providers and operators, as shown by ACTV, which will integrate into its roadmap the use of Open Source components.

Other topics of main interest were also the focus of these two days, such as the place of multiservice in the MaaS, with  the presentation of some very interesting multiservice application based on Calypso in Riga, Rennes, and Venice, or such as considerations about ticketing adapted to anonymous or occasional users of Public Transport, with the presentation of the the first certified CLAP product provided by HID, a new middle-range product ensuring the Calypso security at a reduced cost.

CNA warmly thanks ACTV for its wonderful welcome and the amazing organisation of this event, all the speakers for their high level presentations, and the attendees for their presence and active participation.




Register now for the next Calypso event

Mobile Ticketing, MaaS, Open Payment... Two days of conference and exchanges,
the 27th and 28th of September 2018 at Torre del'Arsenale - Venice, Italy.
An event organised by CNA with ACTV

ACTV & CNA are delighted to announce a new edition of the International Calypso User Day. It will be the occasion to learn more about the most recent evolutions and innovations of Ticketing, and it is the opportunity of fruitful exchanges and share of experiences between Authorities, Operators and also Providers from different domains and countries. It is also the chance to get news about the developments in progress of Calypso.

Thematic Headlines  

 - The place of Ticketing in the MaaS concept (Mobility Account, Interoperability, Seamless door-to-door travel, Blockchain)
 - The vision of the MaaS on the Italian market by transport networks top Managers.
 - Overview of Mobile and HCE Solutions
 - Open Payment, ABT, « Closed Loop » Ticketing: are they complementary or exclusive; what impact on costs, on customer relationship management
 - Multiservice: Use Cases and solutions
 - Calypso News & Members testimonies

Discover the conference Program


Location : The Arsenal Tower
Beginning, 27th September,  9.00 AM: Shuttle boat to Arsenal : Station Isola Nova del Tronchetto (to those not wishing to take the shuttle, the Arsenal stop is Bacini).
10.00 AM: Beginning of the meeting at the tower of Arsenal
End : 28th September - 1.00 PM at the tower of Arsenal

You can already register by filing out the application form HERE.

End : 28th September - 1.00 PM at the tower of Arsenal Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information
We are looking forward to seeing you in Venice.

CNA team

First CLAP certification obtained by HID Global

CNA enjoys congratulating HID Global as the first card manufacturer which successfully goes through CLAP certification with its SOMA Atlas CLAP V1. The technical evaluation has been realized by Elitt, the laboratory accredited by CNA.

CLAP, Calypso Light Application is a middle-end product with streamlined features but with the same security level than all Calypso Card. CLAP aims to answer to numerous needs, such as ticketing for occasional users. CLAP results from a request issued by Calypso Networks Association members, and its specifications have been realized in a collaboration way within a working group involving Calypso users and providers.

Read HID Globla Press Realease.

  • About HID Global: HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things.  HID Global has been at the forefront of Ticketing & Transportation for many years, and has extensive solutions for transportation systems. Its multi-application operating systems can be integrated with existing hardware, giving the maximum flexibility to transportation operators.
  • About Elitt: Elitt is an Expert laboratory in certification testing for electronic transactions.
  • About Calypso Networks Association: CNA, Calypso Networks Association, is a non-for-profit association under the Belgium law of an ASBL, dedicated to develop and promote Calypso.