“AVANTIX™ Mobile Confirmed Number One Mobile Ticketing Solution for UK Rail Industry”
London, 3 October 2005
Atos Origin, a leading IT services company, today announced that following significant recent sales, AVANTIX™ Mobile, the company's next generation mobile ticketing solution, is now the number one mobile ticketing solution for the UK rail industry, with over 80% of the market share.
AVANTIX Mobile, developed by Atos Origin, provides quick and easy ticketing on the move for tickets from anywhere to anywhere, as well as providing train staff with fast, easy access to up-to-date fare and timetable information.
To ensure that customers get long-term benefit from their investment, Atos Origin has a committed development programme for AVANTIX Mobile. Recent upgrades include the incorporation of a faster, more robust PDA, a Bluetooth interface to handle Chip & PIN transactions, a built-in printer for the issuance of credit card receipts and travel itinerary information.
“Mobile technology is evolving at a rapid rate and with technologies like AVANTIX Mobile, the rail industry is beginning to realise some of the benefits in terms of improved information to train and station staff, resulting in better customer service and more cross-selling opportunities for the industry,” said Simon Garner, vice president for Transport, Atos Origin. “This is only the beginning. Mobile technology offers potential for generating new revenue streams such as selling in public venues, tickets with reserved seating, real time train running information and real-time links to web sites so that tickets booked on the web can be issued on the train.”
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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors . Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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