OSPT Alliance Approves First CIPURSE-Certified Products

  OSPT Alliance Approves First CIPURSE-Certified Products

     Infineon and INSIDE Secure Offerings Bring Open Security Standard to
              Next-Generation Transport Fare Collection Systems

Business Wire

MUNICH, Germany -- October 29, 2012

The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT™) Alliance today announced it has
certified the first two products to implement the CIPURSE™ open security
standard: a contactless security controller from Infineon Technologies and a
CIPURSE smart card applet for NFC smartphones from INSIDE Secure. System
integrators, transit systems operators and other transit ecosystem members can
use these and other certified products when creating next-generation public
transport fare collection systems based on the CIPURSE open security standard
to ensure that the contactless fare cards, NFC smartphone apps and other
system components they choose will work with each other.

“We congratulate Infineon Technologies and INSIDE Secure on achieving these
CIPURSE certification milestones for their hardware and software products, and
look forward to the arrival of many more certified ecosystem products from
numerous vendors in the coming months,” said Laurent Cremer, Executive
Director for the OSPT Alliance. “Transit operators, system integrators and
other members of the transit ecosystem will all benefit from having a wide
diversity of interoperable CIPURSE certified products available to them.”

Members of the OSPT Alliance can seek certification for end-user contactless
devices, packaged devices, embedded integrated circuits or applets. Compliance
with the CIPURSE specification is evaluated according to the OSPT Alliance
Test Plan, which is managed by KEOLABS, a global provider of test and
development solutions for the microelectronics industry. Through the testing
provided by the CIPURSE Certification Program, members of the public will be
able to have the convenience of using a single device such as a transit card
or smartphone to pay for transit across systems and locations. Certification
program documentation is available for download from
www.osptalliance.org/certification.

“We are proud to be one of the first suppliers of a CIPURSE solution certified
by the OSPT Alliance. We are now able to offer a solution based on a truly
interoperable and open standard essential for the success of future-proof
contactless ticketing systems. CIPURSE allows transit operators to lower the
risk of their technology investment decisions when upgrading existing
ticketing systems or installing new fare collection systems,” said Thomas
Rosteck, Vice President & General Manager Secure Mobile & Transaction of the
Chip Card & Security Division at Infineon Technologies AG. “It is also very
exciting and encouraging to see that one of the next CIPURSE compliant
products from Infineon to be certified by the Alliance is among the finalists
for this year’s prestigious SESAMES Awards, the unrivalled seal for approval
in innovation for card manufacturers and related industries.”

The Infineon CIPURSE controller enables public transport companies to easily
and efficiently implement tickets or cards for secured access to trains and
busses, as well as secured, interoperable and flexible automatic fare
collection systems. It is based on the Infineon SOLID FLASH™ product family of
16-bit security controllers, which has been successfully used in many smart
card applications. The CIPURSE controller is the first of several CIPURSE
compliant products for public transport applications that Infineon will launch
within the near future.

“As a CIPURSE-certified component, our Java Card applet allows any NFC mobile
device to be used as a transport ticket for a CIPURSE-based fare collection
system, making it easy for transit operators to introduce this innovative fare
media,” said Pierre Garnier, Executive Vice President NFC and Secure Payments
at INSIDE Secure. “By delivering one of the first CIPURSE-certified
components, INSIDE continues to demonstrate its leadership in and commitment
to this emerging and important market.”

Written in Java and conforming to the GlobalPlatform standard, the INSIDE
Secure CIPURSE Applet V1 is operating-system independent and gives device
manufacturers and system integrators the opportunity to implement a virtual
CIPURSE smart card on any NFC mobile device. A smartphone or other NFC mobile
device containing this applet can be used just like a physical CIPURSE smart
card to pay for transit fares, and can be reloaded at any kiosk designed to
reload the smart cards.

The CIPURSE open security standard addresses the need by local and regional
transit authorities for future-proof fare collection systems with more
advanced security than currently in use. Because it is an open standard,
CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality, cross-vendor system interoperability,
lower technology adoption risks, higher quality and improved market
responsiveness, all of which result in lower operating costs and greater
flexibility for transport system operators.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September
30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
(ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX
International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available
at www.infineon.com.

About INSIDE Secure

INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 – INSD.PA), is a leading
designer, developer and supplier of semiconductors, embedded software and
platforms for secure transactions and digital security. INSIDE mobile NFC,
secure payment and digital security products provide security for a wide range
of information processing, storage and transmission applications. The
company’s customers are found in a wide range of markets including mobile
payment, identification documents, access control, transit, electronic device
manufacturing, pay television and mobile service operators. For more
information, visit www.insidesecure.com.

About the OSPT Alliance

The OSPT Alliance is an international association chartered to define a new
open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions. It provides
industry education, creates workgroup opportunities and catalyzes the
development and adoption of innovative fare collection technologies,
applications and services. The OSPT Alliance was founded by leading technology
companies, and membership is open to technology providers, transit operators,
consultants, solution vendors, government agencies and other stakeholders in
the transit ecosystem. For additional information, please visit
www.osptalliance.org.

Contact:

For OSPT Alliance
Patrick Corman, 650-326-9648
Patrick.corman@osptalliance.org
patrick@cormancom.com
 
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