Dr Andreas Schauer on the Giesecke & Devrient stand
Giesecke & Devrient and Infineon have joined forces to provide “contactless smartcards compliant with the CIPURSE Open Standard in Volume Quantities” and will be able to discuss here at CARTES 2013 how these new cards “are being used today in Brazil”.
The cards “provide a convenient and cashless way to pay for services such as taxi rides or health care,” says Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), and will use a “CIPURSE-compatible contactless security controller from Infineon Technologies”.
Initially defined for flexible and contactless transport and ticketing systems, CIPURSE also allows the flexible combination of identity and payment functions in mobile devices or multiple application cards. As a truly open standard, CIPURSE helped the local system integrator Rede Protege move its applications to a higher security level, with increased flexibility and performance using existing reader infrastructure. “The open standard concept along with a modern and secure chip convinced us to adopt CIPURSE for next-generation smart cards and disposable tickets”, says Josenesio Pedrosa, CEO of Rede Protege Group which is responsible for implementing these projects in Brazil.
CIPURSE is highly flexible and allows the combination of multiple transport- and ticketing applications on a single card. The cards can also easily support identity or payment functions.
Utilising the advanced AES 128 encryption algorithm, CIPURSE enables fast and secure transactions. The OSPT Alliance (Open Standard for Public Transportation) develops and defines the specifications for the standard. Its members include G&D, Infineon, and other leading industrial corporations, as well as representatives of the public authorities and the municipal transport sector. Further information is available at www.osptalliance.com
For G&D, “Brazil is one of the most dynamic growth markets in Latin America and is the guest of honour country at the centre of this year’s CARTES 2013,” making the development a must-see innovation at the show this year.