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The CIPURSE™ Open Standard
The CIPURSE open security standard adresses the need for future-proof transit fare collection systems with a higher level of security than is currently in use. Fare collection solutions based on CIPURSE provide state-of-the-art technology and security for transit operations of the 21st century:

Cost effective: Cost-effective guards against counterfeiting, cloning, eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other security risks threaten the integrity of transit fare collection systems.

Built on proven standards: incorporates ISO 7816-4 and ISO/IEC 14443 for compatibillity with existing transport ticketing infrastuctures.

Advanced security based on AES 128: 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) attacks.

Consistent command set: A consistent command set and architecture supports multiple applications, ticket options and payment schemes with easy interoperability.

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

As an open standard, CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality, cross-vendor system interoperability, and lower technology adoption risks - all of which result in lonwer operating costs and greater flexibility for transport system operators. CIPURSE is also the way to achive cross-device, cross-transit-system commonality and faster transition to the use of NFC devices. It is portable to memory, controller, and NFC platforms. The CIPURSE standard also offers a royalty structure in keeping with the spirit of open standards. Transport operators and other users of products will not have to pay additional fees.

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