Growing Global Interest In Open Ticketing Standards’ Drives OSPT Alliance Membership Boost
May 11, 2017
CIPURSE open standard’s capabilities increasingly realised for secure ticketing plus a host of value added services
OSPT Alliance, the international association that provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, has boosted its membership by welcoming seven new members in the past six months.
Reflecting increasing levels of interest in its CIPURSE open standard, the latest organisations to join OSPT Alliance brings its membership to almost 70, which is formed of Full, Affiliate and Associate Members. OSPT Alliance members are representative of a wide spectrum of solution providers from across the security, ID, payment and transport sectors.
The following companies have joined the association:
- City Group, Kuwait
- Etertin Corp, Argentina
- Headway Partners (consulting firm), Netherlands
- Visalux (consulting firm), Brazil
“We are delighted to welcome our latest new members and look forward to working with them as we unlock the huge potential for CIPURSE, both in the transportation market and beyond,” comments Laurent Cremer, Executive Director of OSPT Alliance. “OSPT Alliance is set up to encourage members to share implementation barriers so that collectively we can find a cost-effective and market-ready solution. This facilitates innovation while promoting the benefits of adopting standards.”
In a further indication of the growing interest in CIPURSE, OSPT Alliance also reports that more than 1,000 downloads have now been requested for its specification, which is used by evaluators to assess CIPURSE’s suitability for their products and solutions.
“2017 is set to be an important year for OSPT Alliance,” continues Laurent. “In addition to the launch of our new affiliate membership category, work is also well underway to advance the use of CIPURSE tokens in host card emulation (HCE) solutions. Further to this, we are also reviewing the specification to add new functionality to meet the needs of different use cases across the contactless ecosystem such as micro-payment, loyalty and event ticketing markets.”
Full membership benefits include the ability to influence technical standardization and strategic activity within OSPT Alliance, early stage market intelligence, market influence and profile, and enhanced networking and collaboration opportunities.
Visit the OSPT Alliance website at http://www.osptalliance.org/members/become_a_member for further details of the membership levels available, benefits of membership and how to join.
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