Conformance testing services for ISO/IEC 14443 RF Interface of fare collection media and systems

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The European Committee for Standardization CEN/TS 16794 is the European testing standard for functional validation of contactless (ISO/IEC 14443) fare management system terminals and fare media used in public transport. CEN-TS 16794-2 specifies conformance verification standards to ensure the ISO/IEC 14443 interoperability of:

  • Contactless fare media acting as PICC (cards, mobile phones)

  • Contactless fare management system terminals acting as a PCD contactless reader

ICUBE Testing Center provides full testing in accordance with the CEN/TS 16794-2 standard for:

  • PICC Analog level implementation

  • PICC Digital and Protocol level implementation

  • PCD Analog level implementation

  • PCD Digital and Protocol level implementation


ICUBE  is empowered by PayCert, a certification body applying the certification process defined by Smart Ticketing Alliance.


Conformance testing services of Portable Objects (PO) compliant with CALYPSO application

CALYPSO is a set of technical specifications for a fare ticket contained in a portable object (card, NFC phone, etc.). It is designed by the transport operators to ensure a fast and secure contactless transaction between a terminal and a portable object.

ICUBE  is empowered by PayCert, a certification body applying the certification process defined by CNA (Calypso Network Association).

ICUBE performs the functional tests for both "Calypso Light" or "Calypso Prime" applications. The test report is then evaluated by PayCert, and a certificate of conformity assessment is finally issued.


Conformance testing services of fare collection media compliant with CIPURSE application

The CIPURSE open standard was established by the Open Standard for Public Transportation Alliance (OSPT) to provide an advanced foundation for developing highly secure, interoperable, and flexible transit fare collection solutions. It is built on proven standards, including ISO/IEC 7816, AES-128 and ISO/IEC 14443 for securing multiple payment types. The CIPURSE standard and derived testing solutions allow conformance assessment of:

  • End-user contactless devices (smart cards / PICC, tags, keyfobs, NFC handsets)

  • Packaged devices (inlays, modules, NFC SIM, MicroSD)

  • Embedded integrated circuits (hardware chips, secure elements)

  • Applets (JavaCard) 

ICUBE Testing Center provides a complete range of laboratory services to help product developers validate their designs and certify conformity with the OSPT Alliance CIPURSE standard for transportation fare collection systems. Services include laboratory debug sessions and full product conformance testing.