CIPURSE™ is globally recognized as a mature open standard. Its deployments span continents and applications – a reflection of its goal to offer a truly universal, flexible platform fit for all technologies, business models and regional markets.

CIPURSE in action - ID
Securing the identity of 66 million drivers in Brazil

CIPURSE’s advanced security credentials, combined with its easy programmability and simple roll-out, make it a perfect choice for ID. Its specification by the Federal Government of Brazil to deliver the ID verification function on its new card-based driving licence scheme is a great illustration of its applicability in this field.

The solution uses CIPURSE to protect a driver’s personal data on a card for ID verification – including a photograph and fingerprints. Using a complimentary NFC smartphone app, law enforcement officers are able to read the data on the card in any location, and on the go. Spanning the whole country, data can also quickly be scanned and coordinated with other, adjacent agency systems. Banks are also using the solution’s fingerprint authentication to grant access to services and credit.

Excitingly, plans are already underway to harness the scope of CIPURSE to support multiple applications on one card with the inclusion of local public transportation solutions and access control implemented on the card.

CIPURSE in action - Transport ticketing and multi-application
Enabling 40,000 bus journeys a day in Cuenca, Ecuador

OSPT Alliance has a strong history in transport ticketing, and CIPURSE’s functionality is a perfect fit for transport agencies struggling with the costs and complexities of proprietary systems. In Ecuador, the city of Cuenca has upgraded its entire passenger transport system using CIPURSE.

This encompasses automated fare collection across 500 buses, 38 bus lines and 250 recharge terminals, enabling 40,000 trips a day. CIPURSE has been utilised for both the definition of the contactless card’s hardware and software, and the readers.

Following the success of the scheme’s development and roll-out, the city’s university has introduced a CIPURSE-enabled multi-application card, providing students with access control to the school’s facilities, computer access, library entry and book loan services, as well as providing access to bike rental and other transport modes.

CIPURSE in action – Highway fare collection
Easing traffic at highway toll booths for 21 million drivers in São Paulo

When looking to upgrade its existing toll highways payment solution, the state of São Paulo in Brazil selected CIPURSE for its interoperability, high level of security and the ease at which it could be integrated into existing infrastructures. The result was a new prepaid semi-automated fare collection card.

The CIPURSE-based system will enable 21 million drivers to use one card for payment when travelling across the state’s highways. The contactless card, reloaded via a ticketing kiosk or gas station, reduces the transaction time at toll booths and consolidates cash processing procedures. These in turn improve traffic flow and reduce the need for on-the-ground support.

Non-proprietary open standards also offer long term scalability and flexibility to the state. As CIPURSE is fully form factor agnostic, the project aims to expand its payment solutions to wearables such as bracelets for motorcycle riders and enable the ability to reload a card via a banking application. This enables a more seamless experience for end users – increasing throughput and reducing the need for on-the-ground support.

CIPURSE in action – Access control
Upgrading access control and security in Korean airports

Security, access control and the safety of passengers and staff are paramount in busy public environments such as airports. As an advanced and comprehensive open security standard, CIPURSE has been selected by Korea Airports Corporation to implement a new access control solution for its staff across its airports.

The access control cards boast transaction times far below the industry norm – allowing users fast, easy and stable access to their working premises. As an internationally supported open standard based on the AES algorithms already adopted by numerous government organizations globally, CIPURSE offered a simple, interoperable and cost-effective solution to upgrade legacy systems without compromising security.

The use of CIPURSE also ensures standard civil aviation security requirements are adhered to. The personal data of airport staff is stored on the chip and access to restricted areas is only granted following a biometric authentication process.