CEN/TS 16794-2:2019

Public transport - Communication between contactless readers and fare media - Part 2: Test plan for ISO/IEC 14443

Publication date:   Feb 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 23, 2019


CEN/TC 278 Intelligent transport systems

Technical Specification

35.240.15   Identification cards. Chip cards. Biometrics | 35.240.60   IT applications in transport



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This document comes as a complement to the technical requirements expressed in CEN/TS 16794 1, for ensuring contactless communication interoperability between Public Transport (PT) devices or between PT devices compliant to CEN/TS 16794-1 and NFC mobiles devices compliant to NFC Forum specifications.
This document lists all the test conditions to be performed on a PT reader or a PT object in order to ensure that all the requirements specified in CEN/TS 16794 1 are met for the PT device under test.
This document applies to PT devices only:
- PT readers which are contactless fare management system terminals acting as a PCD contactless reader based on the ISO/IEC 14443 series;
- PT objects which are contactless fare media acting as a PICC contactless object based on the ISO/IEC 14443 series.
This document applies solely to the contactless communication layers described in Parts 1 to 4 of the ISO/IEC 14443 series. Application-to-application exchanges executed once contactless communication has been established at RF level fall outside the scope of this document. However, a test application will be used so as to make end-to-end transactions during tests on the RF communication layer.
This document does not duplicate the contents of the ISO/IEC 14443 series or ISO/IEC DIS 10373-6 standard. It makes reference to the ISO/IEC DIS 10373 6 applicable test methods, specifies the test conditions to be used and describes the additional specific test conditions that may be run.
The list of test conditions applicable to the PT device under test will be conditioned by the Information Conformance Statement (ICS) declaration made by the device manufacturer. For each test case, the test conditions are clearly specified in order to determine the pertinence to run or not the test case in accordance with the device capabilities or in accordance with the device manufacturer’s choice.
In order to facilitate the test report issuance, a test report template is included in Annex A of this document.
Although this document aims at becoming the primary basis for certification of contactless communication protocol applicable to PT readers and PT objects, it does not describe any certification or qualification processes as such processes should be defined between local or global transit industry stakeholders.

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CEN/TS 16794-2:2017


CEN/TS 16794-2:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 23, 2019