Morpho wins Calypso Best Innovation Award for its multi-application transport card FastZone
Paris, February 13th, 2014
Morpho (Safran) announced today that its FastZone transport card has been honored as the "Best Innovation 2013" by the Calypso Network Association. The first edition of this award recognizes market players who contributed to the promotion of Calypso*, the only electronic ticketing platform specified by transit operators for transit operators.
Morpho's FastZone is a multi-service transport card with highest-level security features. It has an embedded Calypso application and an ePurse as well as some attractive new features. It is the only multi-application transport card on the market that offers strong authentication functions via its public key infrastructure (PKI). This enables cardholders to conveniently sign documents online or to access very secure areas on the Internet, while biometrics capabilities allow use of a fingerprint instead of a pin code for authentication.
FastZone can be integrated in any existing transport infrastructure. In addition, the multifunctional solution can be deployed as a city card or university card with access management and payment functions.
"The jury was impressed by the high level of security features – PKI and biometrics – and convenience offered by Fastzone, giving significant added value to Calypso," commented Philippe Rousselet, Chairman's Advisor at Calypso Network Association.
Paolo Villasco, Vice President and General Manager Banking Business Unit at Morpho Business Solutions Division said: "We are honored to receive the Calypso Award, as it recognizes our dedication to innovation and Morpho's outstanding knowledge in security and biometrics."
* Approximately 15 million transport cards based on Calypso are being used in major cities around the world.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
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