“TEACH-LINE® chooses Atos Origin to design, deploy and manage 200 interactive training terminals”

Paris – August 28, 2002

TEACH-LINE®, a provider of distance learning services via interactive terminals, has selected Atos Origin to fully manage its network of existing and future terminals. Backed by 15 years of experience in ATM management (1,000 machines), Atos Origin will supply end-to-end management for terminal design, installation, administration and maintenance. The terminals will be gradually deployed on site through the end of 2003.

In response to growing market demand, TEACH-LINE® has decided to industrialize management of its terminal network by choosing Atos Origin's outsourcing solution. This will allow the e-learning company to focus on its core competencies of educational technology and training. TEACH-LINE® currently delivers computer-based instruction over more than 100 terminals at customer sites (including Pechiney and Crédit Agricole) and intends to double its network to meet the needs of new major customers.

The leading-edge solution, developed by Cyberdeck under the supervision of Atos Origin, incorporates such essential computer-based components as webcams, headsets and microphones to ensure high-quality videoconference instruction. This veritable showcase constitutes the cornerstone of TEACH-LINE®'s service and brand identity.

Laurent Bassot, TEACH-LINE® Chairman and CEO, comments: "By outsourcing management of the training terminal network, we'll get the added benefit of consulting expertise, superior end-to-end service and incomparable peace of mind for an equivalent cost. We chose Atos Origin as our sole contact because of its ability to control the process from start to finish and manage the different subcontractors. Atos Origin's solution is backed by recognized skills in data systems management with the guarantee of secure, high-volume processing 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Atos Origin will handle all phases of the project, including consulting, development and operational management. It will also supply terminals with the CE marking (Conformité Européenne), install them at TEACH-LINE® customer sites and, most important, provide remote network administration.

Separately, the Atos Origin training center has signed a partnership agreement with TEACH-LINE® through which the firm's e-learning solutions will be featured in the Atos Origin catalog.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international business and technology integrator. Its business is turning client visions into results through consulting, systems integration and outsourcing solutions. The company has annual revenues of more than EUR 3.5 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has over 30,000 employees. Atos Origin brings a full range of design, build and run services to its global and European clients, including ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.

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