The Common Electronic Purse Specifications can now be downloaded from a new web site created by CEPSCO, LLC, the organisation that officially manages the development of the specifications.
The web site, [www.cepsco.com], allows visitors to view all CEPS documents, including business, functional, and technical specifications. It also provides information on certification, future enhancements, industry updates as well as general information about CEPS and CEPSCO.
CEPS define requirements for all components needed by an organisation to implement a globally interoperable electronic purse programme, while maintaining full accountability and auditability. The specifications outline overall system security, certification and migration and are supported by organisations from over 30 countries, representing over 90 per cent of all electronic purse cards.
Gaylon Howe, Chairman of the CEPSCO Board of Directors, said: “CEPSCO has received well over 300 requests for the specifications and there is an ever increasing number of inquiries for further information. This new web site will help to deliver this information in a quicker, more efficient manner and allow instant access to any interested party. We hope it will also help expand industry awareness about the need for global interoperability between electronic purse programs.”
CEPSCO, LLC was created in October 1999 to manage and license the specifications, determine specification requirements and promote CEPS as a worldwide open electronic purse standard. The original shareholders of CEPSCO include: CEPSCO Espanola A.I.E, EURO Kartensysteme, Europay International, and Visa International.