Calypso Open Session 2017

Results of the Awards 2017

The Calypso Awards ceremony takes place every year during the Open Session where all the Calypso and ticketing players gather. It is a unique opportunity to encourage R&D projects, and also to reward those who work hard to create new ticketing solutions and products to improve travellers’ experience. This year again, the selected projects reveal the diversity of ticketing solutions imagined by providers and operators, in order to better address their customers’ new mobility needs : Mobility as a Service, Mobile Ticketing, Wearables for transportation, cross-border interoperability on a single media.

Come and discover the pictures of the evening.

To learn more about the Awards: Download the booklet.


The winner : Ravkavonline by


Ravkavonline allows public transportation passengers to top up their smart card and profit from a full set of services, using a mobile app, a website or in one ~3000 ATM machines across Israel. 

Project website:


The Nominees : 

Hoplink first implementation by

Thanks to the innovating solution Hoplink, Parkeon is the first industrial to simplify the life of public transport users and allow them to through various countries and several mobility contexts with one unique media.


Smartwatch Calypso HCE solution by

Poste Mobile implemented a solution to use Android Wear Smartwatch with Calypso HCE architecture, which can show how to validate a ticket with a Smartwatch.


The creativity of CNA members to propose new services and innovations also demonstrates that the Calypso standard has the ability to adapt and be in line with new mobility and ticketing challenges.

To discover all the projects in details : download the booklet.


CNA held The "Calypso Technical Workshop"on the occasion of the 2017 Open Session.

With almost 40 participants and half day of fruitful exchanges, this Calypso Technical workshop has been a true success.
It was the opportunity for CNA to present the progress of its running working groups and above all, to allow Calypso and non-Calypso players to discover and ask questions about various topics in small committees. 
This year, topics included Calypso Account Based Ticketing, the Open Source SDK Keyple, interoperability solution with Hoplink, products certification process on Calypso, CLAP, CEN TS 16794, Mobile solutions with the Calypso applet and HCE.
CNA would like to take the opportunity to thanks all the experts and participants who enriched the debate and share their experiences.
Take in mind that every CNA member can participate freely to those working groups which take place all year long. If you need further information don’t hesitate to contact our Technical coordinator.



Challenges for the Interoperability in public transport Fare collection

The 16th and the 17th of November 2017, Calypso Networks held in Bogota a successful 2 days of seminar dedicated to Ticketing, focused on Interoperability challenges and perspective in the LATAM region.

Reserved to Transport operators and local authorities, around 50 attendees coming from Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Equator participated to this event co-organized with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, GSD+ and CNA. With a strong focus on interoperability, CNA emphasized very much the importance of standards, certification and the open supply eco system. The presentation of the Lisbon case study highlighted in a practical way the implementation of these focus points. In addition the latest evolutions of Calypso in terms of Open Source approach and the white book on ABT have been presented as well as the innovative services such as the Calypso Applet and Hoplink.

To complement some local schemes have been presenting their running schemes.

Medellin showed the integration of various transport modes into one single ticket platform. SUBE from Buenos Aires shared their vision on how to realize a nationwide smart ticketing scheme in Argentina.  

Strong focus was also put on the project financing. With the outline from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank the participants received very important insights and guidance on how to approach this fundamental question.  


Discover the program here


Discover all pictures here


An Event supported by 


CNA provides HCE Authorization Modules to secure the Calypso HCE ecosystem

Mobile Ticketing & Transportation: CNA provides HCE Authorization Modules to secure the Calypso HCE ecosystem.


To help implement an HCE ecosystem in accordance with the specifications of the Calypso HCE application, CNA provides HAMs - HCE Authorization Modules. HAMs are hardware security modules able to perform the cryptography requested for the security of a Calypso HCE application, which is based on a PKI architecture where CNA is acting as the Certification Authority.


Each HAM contains a set of RSA keys with a CNA certificate, and the identifiers of the HCE application provider and of the transport network. It contributes to protecting the exchanges of a distant server with the NFC mobile phone, either for the personalization and the activation of the HCE application, or the loading of transport contracts in the mobile phone.


If you need further information, please contact us.