The CIPURSE Open Standard

The CIPURSE open standard provides an advanced foundation for developing highly secure, interoperable, and flexible transit fare collection solutions. It is built on proven standards, including ISO 7816, AES-128, ISO/IEC 14443-4 for securing multiple payment types. The CIPURSE standard will:

  • Stimulate innovation and market opportunity for fare collection solution and system developers
  • Support more secure, flexible design and deployment alternatives for transit system integrators and consultants
  • Foster a broad range of cost-effective, interoperable transit fare collection solutions

Advanced Security

CIPURSE's advanced security mechanisms include a unique cryptographic protocol that encourages fast and efficient implementations. The protocol provides robust, inherent protection against differential power analysis (DPA) and differential fault analysis (DFA).

Consistent Command Set

A consistent command set and architecture will support multiple applications and payment schemes with easy interoperability.

Independent Testing

Independent testing will help ensure interoperability between solutions and with legacy systems, as well as consistent application of the standard.

Convenient and Cost Effective

CIPURSE will enable users to use a single device for transit across systems and locations.

Preparation for NFC Mobility

Handset and mobile device manufacturers require an open security standard as the global basis for supporting NFC transit applications. CIPURSE is the way to achieve commonality cross-system, true scalability, non-proprietary implementations, and faster transition of transit systems to the use of NFC devices.