Alcineo and Coppernic Announce Integration of SoftPOS Payment Technology into Mobile Ticket Inspection Solution

La Ciotat, France, May 08, 2022 –(– Coppernic has announced that it has integrated the Alcineo SoftPOS payment solution into its rugged handheld ticketing offering for public transport markets. Coppernic is a market leader in portable ticket inspection devices in France, with installations in 80% of French cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Alcineo specializes in the development of EMV payment cores, contact and contactless security modules and logic. They partner with payment solution providers in a number of market applications, including transit.

Sébastien Michon, Coppernic’s sales manager, Smart City, described the technology partnership as an evolution in response to changes in the world of public transport ticketing. “Coppernic has always been able to provide specialized and robust devices able to meet all the demands of operators for ticket inspection, with high performance RFID capability, aggressive barcode reading and long life. life. This partnership allows us to continue to meet ticket inspection and sales requirements as operators adopt EMV ticketing and open payment solutions.

Alcineo’s SoftPOS solution enables Coppernic handheld terminals to securely read EMV credit cards, as well as other mobile payment methods such as smartphone wallets or smartwatches, in addition to all ticketing technologies traditional such as ISO 14443 Mifare, Calypso, etc. In addition, the SoftPOS solution allows devices to receive direct payments without using a separate accessory, enabling the sale of mobile tickets or the direct issuance of fines or penalties on the spot.

According to Arnaud Corria, President of Alcineo, “This collaboration demonstrates that the convenience and flexibility of SoftPOS can accelerate the digitization of transport ticketing. SoftPOS has the right assets for transit operators, whether it’s paying fines and tickets or inspecting fares.

The Alcineo SoftPOS SDK provides flexibility and reliability when deploying mobile payment solutions that comply with applicable PCI standards. Their unique solution is not based solely on Android, but uses enhanced features and native code security for contactless or PIN entry payments. It also provides tokenization functionality for public transport ticketing applications, to ensure protection of card data and to provide functionality to support future open-loop payment systems.

“Unlike consumer smartphone technology, specialized portable ticketing terminals have long life cycles,” added Sébastien Michon. “These devices must be multifunctional and flexible, to be ready to accept the technological evolutions that occur throughout their lifetime. The Alcineo SoftPOS solution is a great complement to future-proofing ticket inspection and sales for many years to come.

About Alcineo:
We focus our expertise around 3 crucial areas in the payment ecosystem: Secure Digital Payment, SoftPOS, Cardholder data protection. Our mission is to provide our customers with scalable, reliable and secure payment solutions. We believe that commitment to innovation and team spirit lead to cutting-edge solutions that exceed customer expectations and lead directly to their achievement.

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About Coppernic:
Coppernic designs, manufactures and deploys professional-grade wearable devices for use with control and traceability applications, including public transport ticketing, mobile biometric identification, mobile access control and tracking of goods and materials. We have successfully deployed and supported mobile device systems ranging from 1 to over 10,000 devices in a wide variety of markets. We provide comprehensive support packages and expertise in mobile security, data connectivity, mobile device management and analytics.

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