Meet the CMA 2016 Finalists: Transport & Ticketing

Transport&TicketingAwarded for the best use of contactless / NFC technology within the transportation and ticketing environment. Be it public transport or tickets for events, this award is aimed at those companies who have embraced the new contactless / NFC technology to deliver their specific products to a mass audience.

Here are the 2016 finalists in the Transport & Ticketing category;

  • KENTKART – OPEN LOOP NFC PAYMENT (TURKEY)
  • MASABI – JUSTRIDE (UK)
  • OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES/SMARTLINK – MYCITYGO MOBILE APPLICATION (FRANCE/SWITZERLAND)
  • PENRILLIAN – VOYAGER (UK)

Kentkart developed and implemented the Open loop NFC Payment application that enables interoperability between multiple cities in Turkey. Kentkart’s open loop NFC payment project started back in January 2015 in the Turkish city of Manisa and then spread to Kocaeli, Mersin and Niğde. The System has also been active in Belgrade, Serbia since December 2015. With this project, Kentkart transferred processes such as fare calculation, user rights, and ticket management carried out in the terminals to the host and so initiated the active application of the account based open loop payment model in all cities. All passengers with Android based KitKat 4.4 compatible, NFC featured smartphones who install the free Kentkart Mobile application from the Android Store, can easily begin using the mobile payment application provided by Kentkart. Passengers can purchase a virtual card through a mobile phone and load money online, without being dependent on any one of the GSM operators and then, using it like any transportation card, can make their payments on all public transportation vehicles. Kentkart also accomplished intercity ticket integration, providing seasonal tickets alongside reinforced security measures with an NFC payment system using HCE (host card emulation) technology. This enables a passenger buying his ticket in Manisa to also take advantage of public transportation in Kocaeli, Mersin, and Niğde.

Masabi has pioneered public transport Mobile Ticketing; from crafting the UK rail standards for Mobile Ticketing and working with half of the UK’s Train Operating Companies, to deploying the first US Mobile Ticketing system with MBTA in Boston before going on to work with Athens, Los Angeles, New Orleans and is set to launch on New York’s Commuter Rail and across France later in 2016. Masabi’s JustRide platform is a cloud-based, deployment-proven, end-to-end mobile ticketing and fare collection system. It comprises award-winning applications for ticket purchase and display, together with back-end infrastructure for secure payments, ticket management, customer service, reporting and real-time analytics and a complete validation software suite for use on smartphones, gate lines or standalone readers. It has been successfully deployed in cities across the world with many more set to come online throughout 2016.The deployment-proven system is built with scalability in mind; new customers can be taken on and deployed within a matter of weeks. Typically, fare collection installations take place over several years, so this represents a step-change in the ability of transport operators to innovate and bring greater convenience to customers. Masabi has also signed strategic partnerships with MasterCard and Keolis to help accelerate deployments of JustRide.

The MyCityGo Mobile application provides a multi-modal (multiple transport network), multi-service (Transit, Loyalty, Payment) and multi-metropolitan (usable across Transit Authorities in multiple metropolitan areas) solution. The MyCityGo Mobile is a mobile phone application where the customer subscribes to the transport service, purchases a transport product with all the means of payment available on the market and validates his transport ticket at the gate. The MyCityGo app uses an embedded secure element, paired with an application running with the open standard CIPURSE. The transport operator will have the possibility to offer a smartcard based on CIPURSE to any user not having an NFC mobile phone. Smartlink is providing the mobile phone application, the payment platform and an interface with the Public Transport Operator eCommerce platform. Oberthur Technologies is providing the PEARL to communicate with the handset secure element, as well as components for the mobile application to enable the issuance of transit ticketing data to the mobile phone secure element, and also managing the interfaces with the Public Transport Operator ticketing system and the handset manufacturer.

Voyager™ is an ITSO-compliant ticketing app created by Penrillian and enabled by Ecebs Paragon RTD. Voyager allows public transport operators to offer customers the facility to buy tickets and instantly top up their ITSO (the national standard for smart ticketing) smartcard using their mobile’s in-built Near Field Communication capabilities. Voyager aims to make travel simpler, quicker and easier; no need to queue at ticket vending machines or carry old-style paper tickets. The app can provide seamless and real time transactional capability, combining journey planning, ticket purchase and ticket delivery. Voyager facilitates ITSO schemes for multiple operators on a single card and supports multi-modal ticketing – bus, train etc. This provides the passenger with a simpler more convenient end-to-end journey.

You can find out who the lucky winner for the category will be by attending the awards ceremony that will be held on the 26th April in London. Tickets are still available and can be found by following the link here – but don’t delay as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there – whatever your choice of transport!

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