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OSPT Alliance Working Groups
OSPT Alliance has established three working groups which contribute to the aim of the Alliance to provide the standard for secure automated fare collection solutions and beyond.
OSPT Alliance Full Members are able to participate fully in working group activity and actively influence the direction of the Association.
Associate Members may participate in specific working group activities, without voting rights, when invited by the Board, as defined in the Articles of Association.
There are significant benefits to be had from active participation in working groups and OSPT Alliance actively encourages members to get involved. These benefits include:
Each group holds conference calls throughout the year and members also get the opportunity to meet in person at the OSPT Alliance face-to-face meetings that are held quarterly in different international locations.
Marketing Working Group
The aim of the Marketing Working Group (MWG) is to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of open standards for automated fare collection solutions. It achieves this by engaging with the media, delivering presentations at industry trade events, dispatching a quarterly newsletter and hosting OSPT Alliance activities such as training, workshops and webinars. The group also monitors and investigates market trends that influence and shape the future of the CIPURSE™ specification.
In addition to developing communication materials for OSPT Alliance members, evaluators and stakeholders, the MWG is also responsible for establishing relationships with other industry associations with an interest in promoting the benefits of open, interoperable technology standards.
A number of sub-working groups have been established within the MWG to address industry specific topics. The sub-working groups include:
OSPT Alliance members interested in participating in the MWG, please contact MWG Chairs, Joerg Schmidt or Fabrice Jogand .
Technical Working Group
The Technical Working Group (TWG) is concerned with developing and maintaining the CIPURSE open standard to ensure it meets evolving industry requirements. It also works to educate audiences on how the CIPURSE specification can be integrated into automated fare collection systems today.
The group collaborates with other industry bodies such as ITSO regarding integrating CIPURSE into the ITSO standard.
The TWG is also responsible for offering technical support to OSPT Alliance members regarding their CIPURSE implementations, through the dedicated member hotline.
OSPT Alliance members that would like to contribute to the work of the TWG should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certification Working Group
The Certification Working Group (CWG) manages a certification process for CIPURSE. It has outlined a clear, simple and fair certification program which offers service providers implementing automated fare collection solutions confidence that the products they integrate into their solutions are compatible and interoperable with ticketing ecosystems based on CIPURSE.
The group is currently focused on maintaining the CIPURSE Version 2 Revision 2 certification process. This latest certification program qualifies products that meet CIPURSE Version 2 Revision 2. The CWG continues to evolve and update the certification process and the test plan to reflect new features of the CIPURSE standard as they are developed by the OSPT Alliance.
The CWG also supervises, validates and defines the work of KEOLABS, an ISO/IEC 17025 v 2005 certified provider of tools and services for testing smart cards and secure components. KEOLABS exclusively provides third-party conformance certification, as well as testing tools for in-house pre-certification.
If you are an OSPT Alliance member and would be interested in participating in the work of the CWG, please contact working group Chair, Yann-Loïc Aubin email@example.com.
You can find out more about joining OSPT Alliance here.