Brazil issues Cipurse-compliant contactless cards

Tuesday 19 November 2013 09:22 CET | News

Brazil has issued the contactless smart cards compliant with the CIPURSE open security standard. CIPURSE cards allow the combination of multiple ticketing applications and identity or payments functions on a single card.

The newly implemented cards provide a cashless way to pay for services. Manufactured by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), the cards are based on a CIPURSE-compatible contactless security controller from Infineon Technologies. Initially defined for contactless transport and ticketing systems, CIPURSE also allows the combination of identity and payment functions in mobile devices or multiple application cards.

CIPURSE cards are being distributed in the Brazilian projects. The Infineon security controller used is a worldwide solution to support both the open CIPURSE standard as well as existing Mifare Classic-compatible systems enabling the migration to future-proof CIPURSE systems.

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Keywords: Brazil, Cipurse, contactless cards, payment solution, identity functionality, Infineon Technologies, Giesecke & Devrient
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