ITSO Limited Becomes GlobalPlatform Member

ITSOGlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, today welcomes ITSO Limited as its latest Public Entity Member.

ITSO is a non-profit distributing organization that oversees the ITSO Specification* for smart ticketing in the United Kingdom. As a Public Entity Member, ITSO will contribute to the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council and take an active interest in the Public Transportation Sub-Task Force that resides within the Mobile Task Force.

“Although our members’ current operational priority is smartcards, our focus for the future includes how smartphones and other devices will be utilized for transit ticketing,” comments Steve Wakeland, General Manager of ITSO. “As a result, we need to work closely with the relevant standards bodies that are developing specifications to facilitate multi-application environments on chips. It therefore makes perfect sense for us to collaborate with GlobalPlatform to achieve our mutual aims.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, added, “Cross-industry cooperation is essential in creating an internationally recognized and adopted standard for smart transit ticketing. ITSO’s expertise and input will assist the development of an end-to-end simplified framework for the public transport industry which will enhance convenience for the consumer and provide greater flexibility for operators.”

ITSO is a founding member of the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA), which recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GlobalPlatform.

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Categories: Ticketing, Transportation

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