Explaining the Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance

Mass transit system operators are witnessing a paradigm shift in automated fare collection (AFC) technology. these changes include outsourcing of AFC program operations and real-time acceptance of third-party issued cards – changes that are likely to reshape the way that AFC is viewed by the industry for decades.

As a result transit agencies are facing new challenges and opportunities as they define the next generation of AFC systems. To ease this transition and to promote higher data security with out the need for proprietary solutions, the OSPT Alliance, a vendor-neutral industry association, has introduced CIPURSE™, a new standard designed for the next generation of fare collection technologies. In the video, the partners speak about why they have joined the OSPT Alliance and why they believe the Alliance is so important to the transportation and ticketing market.

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3 Comments on “Explaining the Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance”

  1. Roman Maroni
    April 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    What makes this platform different from desfire from NXP?

  2. Jörg Suchy
    April 16, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    CIPURSE™ is an advanced open standard for contactless cards, contactless devices and NFC-based fare collection systems developed specifically to meet the needs of the transport ticketing industry. CIPURSE is vendor-independent, owned and managed by the members of the Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT™) alliance, an industry consortium open to any company that wants to offer fare collection solutions. Unlike solutions based on proprietary platforms, the CIPURSE specification includes advanced security and usability features that simplify fare collection implementation and enable full interoperability for cards, mobile solutions, and NFC devices. Please visit http://www.osptalliance.org to apply as an evaluator and obtain the CIPURSE specification

  3. Blahblah
    May 6, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I don’t see how this is different from suica in Japan

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