Licence Policy

Licence Policy for manufacturers

Contactless cards for a simple, low cost system:

The CALYPSO Licence Policy is managed by INNOVATRON, the original inventor of the smart card. INNOVATRON does not manufacture products, and ensures that any interested manufacturer may have access to a CALYPSO licence on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

 

Only manufacturers must purchase a licence.
Users (Transit operators, regional authorities, etc.) do not have to buy a licence, or to pay any fee to CALYPSO


The goal of the Calypso Licence policy is to:

  • Ensure a strong coherence of the Calypso compliant products.
  • Extend the Calypso ticketing standard and ensure the largest diffusion of the technology.
  • Finance the research and development costs.
  • Finance the CalypsoNet Association, the technology evolution and promotion.


The licence may include:

  • The right to use the technology protected by patents.
  • The access to the Calypso smartcard chips (for card manufacturers).
  • The Calypso Specifications (Card Application, Security Architecture, Data Model, Terminal API, etc.).

 

The manufacturers of chips, cards and terminals have either:

  • To be a Calypso licence holder and pay the corresponding licence fee to be able to manufacture and sell Calypso compliant products.
  • To buy OEM Calypso products from a licence holder.

 

Current available Calypso Licences:

For Calypso Networks Association members:

  • Access to the Calypso Technical Specifications (given specifics terms)

For Chip Manufacturers:

  • Radio communication patents (14443 B Patents)

For Card Manufacturers:

  • Calypso Applicative Patents (“Session, Ratification”)
  • Access to the Calypso Technical Specifications
  • Access to the smartcard masked component for Transport and multi-applications
  • Access to the smartcard masked component for Transport only

For Terminal Manufacturers:

  • Radio communication patents (“14443 B Patents”)
  • Calypso Applicative Patents (“Session, Ratification”)
  • Access to the Calypso Technical Specifications


For more information about the Calypso specifications