On the 30th of November 2016, the 4th Calypso Awards Ceremony took place in Cannes in order to reward the best projects that contribute to the innovative development of Calypso.
This year again, a dozen of very different and qualitative projects have been submitted to the jury, which delivered the Best Innovation and the Best Customer Value prices, paying attention to criteria such as the technical and institutional challenges, quality of implementation, innovative or adapted response to new expectations and needs.
Best Customer Value winner :
Wizway Solutions delivers an «NFC ready» infrastructure to Transport Organizing Authorities (TOAs) and transport companies. Fully compliant with mobile standard (NFC) and transit standard (Calypso), the Wizway solution is interoperable over all Transport Operators without impact on the equipment.
Using mobile devices that are compatible with NFC (near field communications) technology, passengers will be able to purchase all types of tickets—single fares, railcards and more—anywhere, anytime with their carrier’s or TOA’s app, and store these tickets securely on their SIM card.
BENEFITS FOR END USERS : By making mobile ticketing possible for all transport modes on the mobile phone, Wizway Solutions propose a 100% mobile experience user-oriented. The traveler does everything, anytime, anywhere with his mobile; get information, buy tickets, get its Calypso travel card into mobile and go through access gates.
For the operators, Wizway Solutions offer turnkey solution easy and fast to integrate, upgrading a mobile application thanks to a SDK. Developers will use an API to deliver transit tickets or passes in a secure way directly onto a mobile or a wearable device. You connect your transit information system to the platform.
Best Innovation winner :
STM developed and set up a Web service (API-Application Programming Interface), which enables to read and interpret data within an OPUS card. This Web service is dedicated to the Opus partners, in order to facilitate them the use and deployment of Opus solutions.
The partner access through a Calypso compatible card reader to the reader command of the card. Data are transmitted to the STM API; the API answers in less than 0.5 second to the partner, providing him the relevant tariff offers to its customers. Consequently the partner takes the appropriate measures to elaborate his offer to the customer.
The first application is operational with BIXI, bicycle sharing service: the regular customers of public transport, can benefit of a discount price with their seasonal tickets.
BENEFITS FOR END USERS : The benefits for the OPUS partners from transportation but also in other areas such as sport or cultural events are a simplified access to tariff management based on the card content of the customer.
This web service is very easy to implement and to use. As it is low cost, it is a real booster to a wide diversification of services to customers.