News stories featuring ITSO:
September 30th, 2016
UK commuters travelling across West Yorkshire may soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments for journeys using a service scheduled to be trialed in the autumn by staff of Transport…
June 20th, 2012
Mobile ticketing supplier Masabi has developed an Android application that allows NFC phones to read and display the contents of transport ticketing smart cards based on the UK’s ITSO ticketing standard. The Smart Card Buddy…
May 28th, 2012
The trial is set to lead to “a wider nationwide transport roll out” to buses and trains in 2013, says the leading UK-based public transport operator which carries 2.5m Brits every day.
April 16th, 2012
British government-backed transportation ticketing standards organisation Itso has certified Paragon RTD, a technology developed by Ecebs that lets consumers download and top up rail, bus and other public transportation tickets via smart cards and NFC phones….
October 5th, 2011
Hoeft & Wessel’s Almex e-ticketing system now allows fares to be dynamically calculated and charged after passengers wave their contactless EMV credit card as they board and again as they leave public transport. The NFC-compatible system transacts in under 500ms, is ITSO, VDV-KA and Calypso-compliant and uses CreditCall’s EMVx contactless kernel. UK bus operator First Group is set to be the first customer, with 4,000 systems on order.
September 12th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more…
January 31st, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Getyoo pings Belgacom • Mobey Forum expands • Clear2Pay goes to South Africa • Facebook takes the credit • Vancouver to go contactless • …and Philadelphia to follow • Airtel Money launch • CreditCall’s EMV ticketing kernel.
April 13th, 2010
The UK’s Department for Transport has published an in-depth report on the findings from an 18-month research project investigating the potential of NFC in transport ticketing. The focus of the project was on how near…
December 17th, 2009
The Department for Transport is providing £20m in funding over the next five years to enable nine of England’s largest urban areas to make the switch to NFC-compatible transport ticketing systems.
September 4th, 2009
On the NFC Jobs Board this week there are three new vacancies at Touchatag, ITSO is looking for a CEO to drive forward the UK government’s smart ticketing project, Qualcomm has additional vacancies and openings remain at Microsoft and at Orange Labs in France.
National ticketing project could use NFC and contactless to save £2bn a year, says UK’s Dept for Transport
September 3rd, 2009
A consultation paper published by the UK’s Department for Transport sets out plans for a national, integrated ticketing system that could save £2bn a year.
January 27th, 2009
A small-scale test has taken place in the north-west of England which utilised mobile phones to buy bus tickets using NFC and the UK’s ITSO ticketing standard.
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