Ticketing for MaaS: Best Practices for Durable Systems

Beyond its original function of collecting revenues from transport, ticketing is now considered as the armed wing of Mobility as a Service, known by the acronym of MaaS. Ticketing must enable mobility services to be combined and offer passengers a seamless, end-to-end, easily accessible transport offer.

Yet this new ambition of ticketing will only be achieved if systems are welldesigned and highly scalable. This is indeed a major challenge: with streams of new requirements flowing in, linked in particular to MaaS, the need for ticketing systems to be flexible has never been so great. Yet ticketing systems, which are sometimes subject to vendor-locking do not always provide the appropriate solutions to this challenge.
The purpose of this document is to highlight best practices to help ticketing systems reach their target qualities and performance, and to be a tool in the hands of transport authorities and operators to implement their mobility policies.

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Register now to the International Calypso User Days, the 26th & 27th of September 2019 at Casinò di Venezia,Venice, Italy
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Please notice that the conference and the networking evening will take place at the Casinò di Venezia, Cannaregio 2040 - 30121 Venice. 

Those International Calypso User Days will be the occasion to learn more about the most recent evolutions of Smart Ticketing and Calypso. It will also be an opportunity of fruitful exchanges and share of experiences between Authorities, Operators and Providers from different domains and countries.This year again, the event is supported by the UITP, with the exceptional participation of its General Secretary, Mr Mezghani. Among many others, some of the main operators and world authorities will participate to it such as the Chairman of ASSTRA,the General Manager of ACTV, Ile de France Mobilité Ticketing and Customer experience Manager, TPER Bologna Chairwoman, Interparking CEO, ATM General Manager, industry leaders such as Infineon and Samsung. Latin America will also be in the spotlights, with the participation of representatives from Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Quito.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

10.30 a.m. Technical Visit at ACTV
Meeting Point : Vaporetto Station - Isola del Tronchetto

2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m Start of the conference at the Casinò di Venezia

8:30 p.m. Convivial dinner at the Casinò

Friday, 27 September 2019

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue and end of the conference

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

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(Please note that due to the limited number of places, this event is now limited to operators, transport authorities, associations and CNA Members.)

From Piazzale Roma 15 '
From Stazione Ferroviaria 10 '
1. Free ferry service to Venice ("Casinò di Venezia") only after 2.50PM:
Departure from Piazzale Roma
Every 20 minutes from Sunday to Thursday; every 10 minutes on Fridays.
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2. With ACTV Waterbus:
San Marcuola stop - departure from Piazzale Roma stop every 12 minutes line 1 and every 12 minutes line 2
San Marcuola stop - departure from Railway Station stop every 12 minutes line 1 and every 12 minutes line 2

Elastec: Why we support the Calypso Standard for Contactless Electronic Ticketing

Elatec, member of CNA  since 2018, explains why they support Calypso Standard for Contactless Electronic Ticketing

The days of purchasing tokens for mass transit are long gone. Today's transit riders simply flash a card or a smart phone in front of a contactless reader to gain access to trains, buses and other transit options.Throughout much of Europe and beyond, Calypso has become the international technical standard for electronic ticketing for transit operators.

ELATEC readers support electronic ticketing and rider identification using the Calypso standard—along with more than 60 additional identification technologies. This allows transit operators using multiple card or smart phone technologies to support all of their ticketing solutions with a single reader.

Electronic ticketing relies on Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) cards or Near-Field Communications (NFC) applications on a smart phone to provide fast, secure and accurate identification of each rider as they pass the ticket kiosk. This allows riders to be connected to their electronic accounts, where information on ticketing and account balances is stored.

Calypso provides an international standard used by transit operators for electronic ticketing. The open standard, which was created by and for its users, enables interoperability between different transit providers in the same area. This means riders can access multiple forms of transit with a single card or app. Calypso has been in use for more than 15 years and has been successfully deployed in many large cities throughout Europe and the Americas. It is the only electronic ticketing standard without any proprietary scheme for a complete multi-sourcing environment. It is also considered to be the most secure solution available.

ELATEC is a member of the Calypso Networks Association (CNA), the non-profit cooperative organization that supports manufacturers and transit operators using Calypso. CNA gives transit authorities and operators a voice in determining the future evolution of the Calypso standard. ELATEC's participation in CNA allows them to fully support their Calypso users around the world.

“We're proud to support the Calypso Networks Association and the spread of the Calypso standard globally,” says Klaus Nagel “Calypso makes electronic ticketing easy for transit operators and riders. We're here to support transit operators with a reader that works with Calypso as well as any other technologies they choose to use.”

Philippe Vappereau, CNA Chairman: “Elatec is an important player in the supply of contactless readers. We are delighted to have them as an active member of CNA, increasing Calypso's potential supplier base for transport operators and authorities all around the world.”

Elatec is a manufacturer and developer of RFID solutions. The company is one of the international leader in the field of multi-frequency/multi-standard readers. Integrators benefit from reader/writer modules that combine contact (Smart card) and contactless (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth) technologies. Depending on the product, over 60 RFID technologies commonly used internationally in the high-frequency (13.56 MHz) and low frequency range (125/134.2 kHz) are supported by a single device. Elatec is the partner for companies that want to grow their products’ potential through innovative close-up identification solutions. 
The company was founded in 1988 and currently has around 100 employees at 17 (incl. 4 entities) locations worldwide. Its headquarters are in Munich, Germany.