Welcome to the Calypso Technical Support

Calypso is the international electronic ticketing standard for contactless smart cards, originally designed by a group of European transit operators. It ensures multi-sources of compatible products, and makes possible the interoperability between several operators.

For more information about Calypso, or to join the non for profit association managing the Calypso specifications, please contact Calypso Networks Association (CNA)link.

To obtain a Calypso portable object manufacturing licence, please contact Innovatronlink, the company licensing this technology.

Public Documents

Public documents
Calypso documents that have no diffusion restriction, including the Calypso functional specifications.

Public Specifications

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications - Account is required
The Calypso specifications are restricted documents. You need to open an account to access them. The registration is free of charge.

Go to the access request form.

Security NDA

Security Specifications
The Security Specifications (including the Calypso SAM specifications) are accessible under a Non Disclosure Agreement and after a payment of 1000€.

Download the NDA (23 KB)

Calypso Ticketing in Action link

Calypso Ticketing
The demonstration presents possible usages of the Calypso technology. You can simulate customer trips over Calypso networks with a real card or a simulated card.

Try it !link


Webstore - Account is required To test your equipment, you may buy cards and SAMs kits in the webstore.
You need to open an account to order in the webstore. The registration is free of charge.

Go to the access request form.

Calypso Terminals & Portable Objects

Calypso Certification
Calypso terminals (card readers, OEM readers, ...) complying with Calypso Revision 3 products may be registered.
Calypso Portable Objects complying with Calypso Revision 3.1 may be certified.

Certified portable objects.
Registered terminals.

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