“Atos Origin ports its authorization solution on the Open System Service of Hewlett-Packard”

Frankfurt/Main, February 8th, 2005

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, is extending its market position with the development of its innovative authorization solution for financial service providers, acquirers and issuers. Together with Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Böblingen, its long term technology partner, Atos Worldline has now ported its Worldline Pay AS solution on the Hewlett-Packard Open System Service (OSS). Atos Worldline clients', who are already using POSEIDON solution on HP NonStop hardware, can now extend its system to new Worldline Pay Front Office applications.

For the benefits of their customers, Hewlett-Packard and Atos Worldline have committed themselves to further develop and optimize their solutions. By working closely together, both companies are demonstrating to potential customers their constant endeavours to extend the boundaries of their systems, whilst retaining the reliability for which they are renowned.

Hewlett-Packard implemented the Open System Service (OSS) as an open interface to their Non Stop servers. On this basis, Atos Worldline is offering its clients, who are already using POSEIDON solution on HP Non Stop hardware, the upgrade to the international payment transaction application Worldline Pay.

The HP Non Stop operating system's OSS interface enables interoperability between the former leading Guardian environment and the new OSS environment. This simplifies the implementation of the new Atos Worldline standard solutions. On this basis, new solutions can be offered quickly and cost efficiently.

The introduction of the new, high performance, Itanium processors allows even more standardisation of hardware with similar expectations for the software. This is a major factor in reducing costs.

Eberhard Kalwait, Atos Worldline Partner Manager emphasises: “Through this collaboration and the excellent support from HP, we have an outstanding offer for our Worldline Pay market. The whole system has been specifically conceived for clients processing high transaction volumes on error-tolerant systems. It is a significant milestone for both companies market strategy.”

About HP
HP is offering on worldwide level technical solutions for retail banking customers, big, medium- and small-sized companies as well as for public authorities. The offer comprises IT infrastructure solutions, global IT services, personal computing and access tools, as well as printing and image editing. In the last four quarters (01.11.03 – 31.10.04) HP achieved a turnover of US dollar 79,9 billions.

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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldlineis an Atos Origin company: a leading European provider in IT-related Business Process Outsourcing, dedicated to services and solutions covering the whole process of payment and information flows. With 2,500 staff in France, Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, Atos Worldline generated an annual revenue of around €400 millions in 2003, through 3 core activities: Payment and Card Processing services - CRM services - and Multi Channel Contact (Internet and Voice services).

Press Contacts :

Hewlett-Packard GmbH
Klaus Hoeing
Tel.: +49 (0) 70 31 14-4097
Fax: +49 (0) 70 31 14-7204
e-mail: Klaus.hoeing@hp.com

Atos Origin
Anja Müller
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 66 57-1401
Fax: +49 (0) 69 6 66 68 74
e-mail: anja.mueller@atosorigin.com