News about ITSO and NFC.
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.
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.
May 30th, 2011
Two UK firms involved in contactless ticketing and payments have joined forces to launch NFC and mobile phone-based solutions. Transit specialist Applied Card Technologies (ACT) and digital payments company sQuid have merged under a new corporate umbrella, Smart…