The smart card and teleticketing experts

Calypso Networks Association

1. Calypso Networks Association
sc_CNA_besoins_frCalypso Networks Association (CNA) is the non-profit association of Calypso users,  gathering transit authorities and operators as well as suppliers and manufacturers.

Calypso is the only multisource teleticketing standard deployed in the world. Providing both a high-level of security and optimal performances to the systems in which it is implemented.  Calypso is used in many interoperable and multimodal teleticketing systems offering contactless portable objects(smartcards, USB keys, NFC phones, etc.). Mainly implemented in public transit networks, Calypso is also used in city services and daily life transactions (university, tourism, etc.).
2. Our missions
Spirtech Consulting helps Calypso Networks Association and Calypso technology users

Spirtech has worked with CNA since its creation. Spirtech has contributed to the major evolutions of the standard, making our experts the best and most skilled experts for transit networks, transit authorities and operators planning to implement smartcard and contactless technologies.

Spirtech helps transit authorities and networks to succeed in their teleticketing projects: counselling assistance, fare integration, data model definition, security architecture,  interoperability, preparation to new technologies (NFC, ISO 14443, etc.).

Spirtech leads and participates workgroups organized by CNA. Our experts design and specify evolutions of the reference specifications of the Calypso standard, in coordination with users and suppliers.

Spirtech also supports Calypso in standardization committees and bodies.
3. Experience
Spirtech Consulting as the CNA technical referent

Spirtech has led several workgroups and has written in this context the Revisions 2 and 3 of the Calypso specifications. These specifications, as well as all related documents are available on the Calypso technical website, administrated by Spirtech.
Spirtech offers a range of solutions to check the compliance of products and equipments with the specifications. Among these solutions, the Test SAM allows validating the software of the terminals managing Calypso cards. The Kit For Audit is the perfect solution for manufacturers wishing to test whether their terminals process correctly Calypso portable objects. It also helps to prepare the Calypso terminal registration audit.

Calypso Networks Association est une association de transporteurs publics utilisateurs de la technologie Calypso.

Calypso est le standard télébillettique de référence en France et dans une partie du monde. Garantissant à la fois un haut niveau de sécurité et de fortes performances, Calypso est utilisée pour les systèmes télébillettiques interopérables et multimodaux proposant des supports sans-contacts (cartes, clés USB, téléphones portables...) à leurs usagers.


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