Calypso Open Session 2023 and Open Tech Day

Calypso Open Session 2023 and Open Tech Day

  • By Chaix Manon

Save the date: 29 November 2023 to come and join us in Paris for Calypso Open Session and Open Tech Day 2023

Calypso Awards 2023

UnicoCampania and SNCF with Matawan revealed as 2023 Calypso Award Winners

In a ceremony held as a part of the Calypso Open Session in Paris, UnicoCampania was announced as the winner of “Best Customer Service”, while SNCF and Matawan were awarded “Best Innovation” for their collaborative work in hybrid account- and -card-based ticketing.

The Best Customer Service award recognises users of Calypso who offer customers an innovative service that facilitates easier access to public transport, promotes sustainable mobility, and highlights the performance of Calypso technology. UnicoCampania was recognised for centralising its network ticketing, including integrated regional fares, to make over 1,000 types of single, hourly or seasonal tickets easily accessible and usable across public transport in the Campania region of Italy, including Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

The award for Best Innovation rewards providers who have developed a new Calypso product, component, software or processes that enriches the Calypso portfolio and contributes to the continued development of the Calypso standard. Matawan and SNCF were recognised for their unique offer that uses existing Calypso storage capabilities to register an entry that allows Card-Based Ticketing (CBT) to control the Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) ticket. Launching the offer in La Rochelle, they were among the first users of the new Calypso Basic card, which provides contactless paper tickets, at the lowest cost, for a full contactless ticketing experience.

A Special Award was also presented by the CNA Board to Île-de-France Mobilités, in recognition of its pioneering work with Calypso Light. IDFM was involved in its development since the very beginning and has since become the first network to deploy it at scale, with tens of millions of cards issued in 2023. Such a large-scale first deployment provides a huge springboard for Calypso Light into the market.


Come and discover all the nominees.

Taking place ahead of our Open Session, our 2023 Open Tech Day  was an opportunity for members of CNA and users of Calypso from around the world to gather and discuss the latest updates to our technology and future priorities, to ensure that our standards continue to meet the diverse needs of our community.

It was announced that, following a first draft in July, our open SAM (Secure Access Module) is now in the process of receiving feedback from members. The Security Technical Committee is reviewing and refining the specification to ensure that it is clear for all and answers all requirements. The final version is planned to be published in Q1 2024.

Our mobile ticketing service will be enhanced at the end of January 2024 with the release of version 2.0 of the Calypso Applet. This offers full support of Calypso Prime Regular, Extended & Prime PKI features, fully compliant with the Calypso REV3.3 ed. 2 specification.

A workshop on Account Based Ticketing (ABT) also kicked off our new ABT Technical Committee. This session brought together stakeholders from throughout the transport ticketing landscape to discuss the key challenges and opportunities they see for this ticketing setup.

If you missed this, come and discover the presentations given by our technical experts team: 

If you are interested in supporting and taking part in this committee, please let us know: [email protected]

This event is now closed.