Paris, France, November 09, 2012 — At the 2012 Cartes trade show for the smart card industry, KEOLABS announced availability of services and solutions for validating and certifying smart card products that implement the CIPURSE™ standard for transportation fare collection. KEOLABS’ end-to-end offer for CIPURSE certification includes validation solutions for customers’ in-house development and testing, debugging services and conformance certification. This complete offer allows KEOLABS to accompany customers through their full product development cycle from product conception to conformance certification.

KEOLABS’ CIPURSE certification solutions are available to customers in two editions to meet their in-house testing needs: Express Edition – allowing test execution, results analysis and reporting, Developer Edition – allowing modification/creation of tests, test execution, result analysis, reporting. The Express Edition is intended for strict execution of the CIPURSE test plan without modifications. It allows users to assess their products’ compliance in-house before embarking on conformance testing with an external laboratory. For users who require the flexibility to test more complex or out of specification scenarios during their product development, the Developer Edition allows modification and creation of test scripts.

KEOLABS service offer includes both debugging and conformance testing for end-user contactless devices, packaged devices, embedded integrated circuits, and applets. Compliance with the CIPURSE specification is evaluated according to the OSPT Alliance Test Plan which is managed by KEOLABS, and which is implemented in their CIPURSE certification solutions. “By providing a test solution that corresponds precisely to the CIPURSE test standards, we can accompany our customers through their complete development cycle, from prototyping to certification of the final product,” explained Stéphane Jobard, Director of KEOLABS Certification Solutions. “As the OSPT Alliance’s choice of testing labs, we are committed to helping the Alliance fulfill its mission by providing and maintaining support our full range of solutions and services for CIPRUSE conformance validation and certification.”

CIPURSE is an open security standard promoted by the Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT™) Alliance, which addresses the need of transit authorities for future-proof fare collection systems with more advanced security than what is currently in use. Because it is an open standard, CIPURSE promotes vendor neutrality, cross-vendor system interoperability, lower technology adoption risks, higher quality and improved market responsiveness, all of which result in lower operating costs and greater flexibility for transport system operators.

KEOLABS certification laboratory is an ISO17025 accredited testing center offering the complete range of consulting and services to accompany customers through the certification of their smart card and NFC products. The Center’s expertise encompasses validation of secure components including smart cards, mobile phones ePassports, electronic drivers licenses and smart card readers in accordance with a range of industry standards and covering all levels of product validation including durability testing, electrical / analog, protocol / digital and application levels. More information about the CIPURSE test solutions and services is available on the KEOLABS’ web site at .

KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation. KEOLABS smart card validation activity provides an end-to-end product and service offer for verifying and certifying smart cards and related technologies in accordance with industry standards. KEOLABS participates in all major certification processes for the secure ticketing, transaction and identity sectors. The company offers a comprehensive range of solutions for validation of all layers of contact and contactless secure components from the electrical to the digital and application layers. KEOLABS service branch includes the ISO17025 accredited Certification Center offering test services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver’s licenses and card readers.

About the OSPT Alliance
The OSPT Alliance is an international association chartered to define a new open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions. It provides industry education, creates workgroup opportunities and catalyzes the development and adoption of innovative fare collection technologies, applications and services. The OSPT Alliance was founded by leading technology companies, and membership is open to technology providers, transit operators, consultants, solution vendors, government agencies and other stakeholders in the transit ecosystem. For additional information, please visit

For additional information about KEOLABS:
Fabien Pollet
Smart Card Account Manager

For additional information about OSPT:
Patrick Corman
OSPT Alliance
(650) 326-9648

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