, or Contactless e-Purse Application
, is a Singaporean
specification for an electronic money smart card
. CEPAS has been deployed islandwide, replacing the previous original EZ-Link
card effective 1 October 2009.
The CEPAS provides the command sets and data bytes that can be used for contactless e-purse applications, and focuses on the debit
areas. The most recent version of the standard is CEPAS 2.0. The standard will allow the interoperability of multi-purpose stored value (MPSV) card payment schemes from different card issuers and system operators
CEPAS is spearheaded by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
(IDA), and is one of the key next generation e-Payment initiatives under Singapore's iN2015 infocomm masterplan led by IDA. The vision of CEPAS is for Singaporeans to have a single MPSV card for use all around Singapore for micro-payments. This includes transit (bus, MRT
), taxi, motoring (ERP
, parking), retail, and other services.
CEPAS is a result of close collaboration by IDA with different industry players and the Land Transport Authority
(LTA). The other key collaborators are the Cards & Personal Identification
Technical Committee (CPITC) under the Singapore IT Standards Committee (ITSC), Network for Electronic Transfers
(NETS) and EZ-Link Pte Ltd
(Ez-Link). CEPAS was published by SPRING Singapore as SS 518 and... Read More