Famoco and Keolis develop a strategic partnership to accelerate the digitization of transport ticketing

Digitizing the traveler journey is key to improving urban mobility worldwide. To better meet its customers' expectations, Keolis, a world leader in shared mobility and a pioneer in the development of public transport, announces a strategic partnership with Famoco, the leader in secure professional devices, to design the next generation ticket validator.

A partnership to accelerate Mobile Ticketing

By 2020, nearly 23 billion transport tickets will be purchased via mobile handsets, according to Juniper Research . By entering into this partnership, Famoco, the leader in secure professional terminals,  and Keolis, a world leader in shared mobility and pioneer in the development of public transport, aim to accelerate the digitization of transport tickets and mobile ticketing.

This strategic partnership will focus on the development of a new generation of ticket validator. This new tool, more cost-effective and easier to install, will be able to read any dematerialized ticket on a smartphone via barcodes or NFC  technology, and to validate the transport cards currently in use. The result will be a significant reduction in operational costs and greater ease of use. 

A first use case in France in the city of Orléans 

This new ticket validator is in pilot phase on the public transport network of Orléans Métropole, in collaboration with Keolis Orléans Val de Loire in France and Masabi, a UK based partner of Keolis on 2D barcode technology. General rollout is planned for the first half of 2018.

Our partnership with Famoco is an important milestone in our «PlanBookTicket » digital strategy, supported by our subsidiary Kisio Digital. The aim is to give each traveler the best route information, with multimodal route options, and the possibility of purchasing and validating tickets in a totally dematerialized way on their mobile. Thanks to Famoco and Masabi, members of our start-up partners ecosystem, we offer innovative, robust and very competitive solutions to our customers, Transportation Authorities, enabling them to deploy mobile ticketing across the whole transportation network.


Executive Director of Marketing, Innovation and Services at Keolis

This new generation of ticket validator improves the travel experience and lowers operational costs in a highly secure environment. Our partnership combines the market knowledge and transport ecosystem of Keolis with our technological expertise and agility. For us, it is a major opportunity to accelerate the deployment of our technology in the transportation market. 


Lionel Baraban, Co-Founder and CEO Famoco

About Kisio Digital

Kisio Digital is Keolis’ digital subsidiary and the French leader in connected mobility solutions (mobile applications, API, SDK, real-time passenger information, multimodal itinerary planner and mobile ticketing). 


FAMOCO is the leader of secure professional Android devices. Established in 2010, FAMOCO targets the transportation, cashless payment, logistics and access control markets to equip mobile agents. With their range of secure and remotely managed devices, FAMOCO has developed the first Android business-ready solution that can be adapted to all needs and markets. Today FAMOCO is expanding worldwide and has deployed more than 150,000 devices in over 30 countries in just 2 ½ years. Among its customers it counts prestigious companies such as Google, Gemalto, Alipay, Orange, ONET, Atalan and Airtel. Member of The Hub by BPIfrance, FAMOCO has 4 offices worldwide: Paris, Brussels, New Delhi and Singapore.
Find out more at www.famoco.com