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What CIPURSE can bring to public transportation

Written by Stephen McSpadden for Rambus Press The non-proprietary CIPURSE security specification was first established by the Open Standard for Public Transportation (OSPT) Alliance in late 2010. Targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at the public [...]

On our way to frictionless travel with account based ticketing (ABT)

Written by Richard Moore, Product Manager at Rambus What is Account Based Ticketing (ABT?) Account Based Ticketing (ABT) offers passengers a convenient tap-and-travel experience, with ticket purchases automatically calculated and charged after the completion of [...]

Glasgow SmartZone launch: Making it easier to travel by bus

Nevis Technologies, the public/private joint venture company formed between Rambus and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), is the technology supplier/enabler for the newly-launched ‘Glasgow SmartZone’ smart ticketing deployment. Glasgow SmartZone is a smart ticketing platform [...]

Mobile ticketing ramps up across transport and events sectors

Mobile ticketing: transport and event sectors A new report published by Juniper Research analysts forecasts that mobile and wearable ticket purchases will exceed 14 billion by 2018 – accounting for 54% of total digital ticket [...]

Rambus showcases IoT security and smart ticketing at Smart City Expo World Congress


We will be showcasing our CryptoManager IoT Security Service and smart ticketing solutions at the Smart City Expo World Congress on November 14-16, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain. Come visit us at booth #E545 (Hall 2) [...]

How smart ticketing is revolutionizing rapid transit

In many big cities like London, New York, and Seoul, rapid transit is an essential part of everyday life. As many as five million passengers use the London Underground every day. In the United States, [...]

Rambus showcases IoT security, mobile payments and smart ticketing @ MWCA 2017

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We will be showcasing our IoT security, mobile payment and smart ticketing solutions at Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA 2017) in San Francisco on September 12-14, 2017. Come visit us at stand N.319 in Moscone’s [...]

Rambus HCE Smart Ticketing wins Juniper Research 2017 Future Digital Award

Juniper Research has announced that Rambus’ HCE Ticket Wallet Service & HCE Ticketing App won the “best ticketing solution” category in its 2017 Future Digital Award for Commerce & Fintech. The Future Digital Awards are [...]

Rambus talks HCE smart ticketing with CBRGovernment

Last month, CBRGovernment sat down with Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ticketing, to discuss Host Card Emulation (HCE) and the future of smart travel. As McCullagh notes, Rambus recently launched its HCE mobile ticketing [...]

Let’s take a closer look at Rambus’ Data Warehouse

Rambus Data Warehouse The Rambus Data Warehouse allows operators to unlock the full value of data generated by smart transport schemes. Essentially, information is collected in a single, central database where trends in passenger travel, [...]

Contactless in London: One billion journeys and counting

Contactless in London UK transport officials confirm that London's transport network has seen more than one billion pay-as-you-go journeys made by contactless payment cards, with the new payment option “substantially changing” the way customers pay for [...]

Mobile payments on the Beijing Metro

Masha Borak of TechNode reports that the Beijing Metro has begun promoting the use of mobile payments on the Fangshan Line which runs through the south of the city. As Borak notes, Beijing has beaten [...]

HCE and the evolution of smart travel ticketing

Earlier this month, Director of Nevis Technologies David Braddock penned an article about the evolution of smart travel ticketing for EuroTransport. As Braddock notes, smart card-based ticketing has successfully provided a convenient way to travel [...]

Contactless Intelligence talks smart ticketing with Rambus

Stephen McSpadden, a Senior Product Manager at Rambus, recently sat down with Contactless Intelligence to discuss the future of smart ticketing. According to McSpadden, transit Host Card Emulation (HCE) is now a reality, with real [...]

Lothian Buses selects Nevis Technologies as its smart ticketing partner

Lothian Buses, the UK’s largest publicly owned bus company, has chosen Nevis Technologies as its smart ticketing partner. Lothian Buses will deploy the same solution used successfully by the Glasgow Subway, Abellio ScotRail and McGill’s, [...]

Rambus’ Unified Payment Platform is on PaymentWeek


Earlier this week, Mike Dautner of PaymentWeek covered the launch of Rambus’ Unified Payment Platform which was unveiled at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. “Rambus announced some exciting news regarding a comprehensive mobile payments platform to [...]

Rambus showcases the future of mobile payments and smart ticketing at MWC 2017


Rambus showcased its mobile payment and smart ticketing solutions in booth #7J31 (Fira Gran Via) at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. “We demonstrated how consumers can digitize physical payment cards in a secure mobile [...]

Accelerating mobile wallet adoption with Rambus’ Unified Payment Platform


Rambus has launched a comprehensive mobile payments platform to enhance payment security, reduce operational costs and increase revenue for retailers. According to Rambus president and CEO Dr. Ron Black, the Rambus Unified Payment Platform securely [...]

SPT pilots Rambus Ecebs HCE ticketing

The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is set to initiate a pilot program for the HCE ticketing solution recently launched by Rambus Ecebs. The HCE mobile ticketing suite, which securely loads virtual smart cards onto [...]

Why HCE is a “game changer” for smart ticketing

Richard Moore, a Product Manager at Rambus Ecebs, recently spoke with Transport Ticketing Global staff about host card emulation (HCE) and why the software-based architecture is a “game changer” for smart ticketing. As Moore explains, [...]

Rambus Ecebs launches HCE mobile ticketing solution

Rambus Ecebs has launched a host card emulation (HCE) mobile ticketing solution that enables transport operators to replace physical smart cards with secure digital travel wallets housed on passenger smartphones. According to Russell McCullagh, managing [...]

Smart travel goes mobile with HCE

The increased adoption of frictionless commerce by public transport operators is a critical prerequisite for the evolution of smart cities. This is precisely why transport operators have steadily replaced paper tickets and tokens with smart [...]

Mobile proximity payments to hit $92 billion by 2019


With mobile proximity payments projected to reach $92 billion by 2019, merchants and card issuers are reportedly rushing to release branded mobile apps that capitalize on both in-store and online payments growth. According to Javelin, [...]

Our Top 5 Smart Ticketing Predictions for 2017

Our top 5 predictions for 2017 The UK boasts many successful smart ticketing schemes outside its capital – such as the Robin Hood Network in Nottingham, Nexus Pop in Tyne and Wear and Bramble on [...]

How we can deliver the Transport Secretary’s vision for smart ticketing

How we can deliver the Transport Secretary’s vision for smart ticketing Like many in the transport ticketing arena, we welcome the engaged and strong approach Chris Grayling, UK Government Transport Secretary, is taking to smart [...]

What to expect from Rambus Ecebs at the Smart Ticketing & Payments Conference

Our key role in the UK’s first HCE ticketing deployment (based on the UK interoperable ITSO specification ) is leading the way in delivering world-class ticketing systems that will bring greater convenience to travellers, and [...]

Using your smartphone as a ticket in West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is on track to kick off a trial run that will see a select group of train passengers use their smartphones as tickets. Rail services between Huddersfield and Leeds stations [...]

HCE Ticketing in the UK is a ‘Game Changer’

HCE ticketing in the UK is a ‘game changer’ Rambus Ecebs has developed a Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile solution that is being used in a ticketing trial in the UK. The initiative will allow [...]

UK eyes an end to paper train tickets

Lydia Willgress of the Telegraph says paper train tickets could be retired over the next 8 years, with government officials considering various plans that would see customers using smartphones and contactless cards to expedite travel. [...]

Contactless cards go mainstream in the UK

A new report from the UK Cards Association confirms a significant increase in the use of contactless cards. To be sure, £7.75bn was spent using contactless cards in 2015 – representing a massive jump from [...]

Tyne and Wear Metro see major passenger increase

Ridership on the UK-based Tyne and Wear Metro has hit a six-year high, with the Department for Transport confirming an extra two million journeys on the Tyne Wear Metro for 2015/16. According to Katie Dickinson [...]

ECEBS talks open standards and security

Stephen McSpadden, Head of Solutions at Ecebs, now part of Rambus, recently spoke with Steve Atkins of ContactlessIntelligence about smart ticketing and open standards. As McSpadden notes, Ecebs is a leading supplier of [...]

All aboard with Bramble

The ongoing advancements in smart technology are changing the way we travel. Travelers and operators alike will benefit from paperless tickets and seamless journeys across multiple modes of transportation.  The infographic below highlights the growing [...]

We’ll always have Paris (but not the Metro ticket)

The Local has confirmed that the iconic Parisian Métro ticket will be phased out by 2021. “For nearly 116 years, from the opening of the first line in 1900, those little rectangles of white paper [...]

What is Near Field Communication?

What is NFC? NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication, which is close-range contactless communication between devices that can be used for payment, tickets, secure entry, keys, etc. There are three modes of operation [...]

Ecebs and Penrillian team up on smartcard apps

Penrillian and Ecebs have clinched an agreement to create a new mobile solution for the transport ticketing market. In this context, Ecebs is now Penrillian’s preferred Part 11 provider for its white-label Voyager app, which allows [...]

ITSO CMD2 Smart Cards – What you need to know

In a previous blog, I reviewed the different card types that you might want to consider for your transport ticketing solution. The purpose of that piece was to confront some preconceptions regarding the performance of [...]

Rambus acquires Smart Card Software for $93 million


Rambus has acquired Smart Card Software Ltd for £64.7M in cash, or approximately $93 million at the current exchange rate. The newly acquired company – which comprises Bell Identification Ltd (Bell ID) and Ecebs Ltd [...]

What is a smart card?

The Smart Chip Provides Simplicity and Reliability The Smart card chip can store large amounts of data securely in both read only and read/write formats giving the user the ability to safely add and remove [...]

Rail Passengers will win after the Election – but by how much?

Much is being made of the likelihood of a hung parliament at the UK general election, of coalitions and of deals being struck behind closed doors. It all points to uncertainty and speculation about many [...]

A Blueprint for Smart Rail Travel

A recent study by the Office of Rail Regulation has found that rail passenger journeys are continuing to increase. With the national network already at breaking point, this growing demand could break the system if [...]

How to choose the right smart card

Consider what the smart card will be used for... Some smart cards are suited to certain applications such as access, payment or transport ticketing. How much data needs to be stored on the card? Different [...]

Is NFC the panacea for our transport woes?

In the UK we are approaching a key moment as transport operators make decisions on the adoption of NFC to improve the consumer experience NFC has tried to catch the attention of mobile technology users [...]

ITSO Smart Card Market Opportunities

Why should a smart card manufacturer care about ITSO? Smart ticketing has been identified as a growth opportunity for smart cards in the UK. In October 2013, the UK Department for Transport published: “Rail Fares [...]

Mobile World Congress 2014 – The Round Up

Held annually in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress is globally renowned for setting future trends in mobile and gives companies the chance to showcase and launch their latest innovations. This was Rambus Ecebs first visit to [...]

Paragon RTD, the cloud based ‘smart ticket delivery’ software being deployed across the UK

Some background on Ecebs and ITSO ITSO is the UK Government mandated open specification for interoperable smart ticketing. The specification was developed with the aim of ensuring that public transport operators throughout Great Britain can [...]

ISO 27001 Who, What and Why?

Having recently been awarded the ISO 27001 certificate we thought we would take a moment to not only blow our own trumpet, but also to explain what this means to Rambus Ecebs and our customers. [...]

OSPT Alliance and ITSO working together to further open standards in ticketing

The announcement earlier this week that ITSO (the organisation responsible for the UK national specification for smart ticketing) and the OSPT Alliance (Open Standard for Public Transport) have agreed to participate as members in each [...]

Top 5 UK transport smart card myths dispelled

Myth #1: Rambus Ecebs only sell their own ITSO CMD2 cards WRONG! Did you know that we supplied over 1 Million DESFire smart cards last year to local authorities and transport operators? We supply appropriate [...]

NFC – The Future of Transport Ticketing

We came across a great article today entitled Bill and Ted’s mobile NFC Transit Ticketing Adventure. David Worthington, the author, has painted an interesting scenario of the future of transit ticketing and how passengers can [...]