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