Security icon


HOPS (Host Operator or Processing System)

Featuring powerful transaction processing capabilities, the Rambus Host operator or Processing System (HOPS), including technology from Ecebs, functions as the backbone to a smart transport ticketing scheme no matter its size or complexity – processing transaction data from customer ticket purchases and journey validations, and managing the ITSO Security Application Modules (ISAMs) responsible for securing these transactions with ease.


Product Brief

How the HOPS works

As a back-office software system specified by ITSO – the national standard for smart ticketing in the UK – the HOPS automates many of the complex daily tasks of a smart transport ticketing scheme including transaction processing and asset management. Message queues are automatically monitored, processes are automatically managed by the system, keep-alive messages are automatically sent and monitored.  All of these automated features are dedicated to keeping the system running smoothly, improving the efficiency and optimization of the scheme. Similarly, the HOPS features unparalleled ISAM management capabilities, commissioning and profiling tremendous volumes of ISAMs to enable easy expansion in the future.


As an alternative offering for the concessionary ticketing market that requires only a subset of the features available in a fully-featured HOPS, the HOPS Lite is a condensed smart ticketing solution targeted at the concessionary ticketing market. The solution is ideal for local authorities looking to provide concessionary smart ticketing or for smaller transport operators who wish to accept concessionary ITSO smart tickets. This provides a cost-effective route to meet ITSO based ticketing requirements for concessionary ticketing.

Transforming the Smart Card Ticketing Market thumbnail

Transforming the Smart Ticketing Market with Host Card Emulation

For transport operators seeking to modernize their fare systems, HCE mobile ticketing solutions, which are compatible with existing ITSO-based infrastructure, offer the same ‘shopper friendly’ convenience consumers have come to expect from their smartphones in a transport environment, as it effectively replaces yet another plastic smart card with a secure digital travel wallet.

Download eBook 

Solution Offering

Going Mobile with Rambus HCE Ticketing eBook thumbnail

Going Mobile with Rambus HCE Ticketing

Despite the popularity of physical smart cards, the smart ticketing space is steadily evolving as transport operators introduce new payment and travel options for NFC-enabled smartphones. HCE, which offers the same ‘shopper-friendly’ experience consumers have come to expect from their smartphones in a retail environment, is a key driver of mobile technology in the public transportation sector.

Download eBook 

Related Markets & Applications

Mobile Edge