FIME accredited to deliver intelligent e-ticketing testing and certification services

Myung-Hwa Calais of FIME

FIMEs EMEA laboratory has been accredited by CNA-Paycert in line with the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) ticketing scheme to deliver ISO CEN 16794 testing and certification services for analogue and digital RF transit ticketing readers.

The accreditation, delivered by CNA-Paycert, enables public transport integrators, chip manufacturers and contactless reader vendors to validate the compliance of products (such as ticket machines, gates and validators) with STA’s latest transportation fare media standard, which defines the protocols for contactless communication.

With this latest ISO / CEN 16794 for PCD accreditation, FIME has expanded its portfolio of EMEA lab services for the transit market, aiding the market’s transition to the new ISO standard both in Paris and across other European cities. As open payment solutions become increasingly popular in transit, FIME’s services will also drive the integration of EMV® open-loop ticketing, allowing travellers to simply use their contactless payment cards to access the transport network.

“Across Europe, buzz is growing around smart cities, with the move to more intelligent transportation systems at the heart of this vision to provide travellers with quicker, more convenient ticketing options,” commented Myung-Hwa Calais, head of Transport Sector, at FIME.

“The ISO / CEN 16794 standard is enabling the interoperability of validator devices like gates and vending machines. For European transport players like transport authorities and operators, this has the potential to harmonise automated fare collection systems across the continent.”

“We’re determined to support this exciting time for the industry, not only in the adoption of open standards, but to deliver services such as mobile ticketing and the acceptance of EMV open-loop payments. Upgrading systems to support these new services can be a costly and complex process. With our latest accreditation, we’re able to offer a quick, one-stop-shop service to achieve ISO, RCTIF, NFC Forum and EMV certification for transit ticketing solutions.”

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