“Atos Origin is porting the market-leading POS network node system to Hewlett Packard’s Integrity NonStop Server”

Frankfort, 17 January 2006

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, today announces that it has successfully adapted the current version of its market-leading POS network node system for cashless payments in Germany, Poseidon OLTP (Release 3.9), for the new Integrity NonStop Server hardware from its technology partner Hewlett Packard (HP). The main benefits for users of the new solution are improved response time and reliable system performance. Kölner Bank-Verlag, first customer to integrate the new system into its existing IT environment, has been running it in its production environment since the beginning of January 2006.

In line with the “single source” principle, the same source code was used as before, while at the same time implementing specific extensions to improve the lifespan. A cross-compiler was used to produce the code for all HP NonStop servers.

Bank-Verlag has already been using Poseidon OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) for eight years, as well as other software packages and solutions including Poseidon PS, a personalisation terminal based on Worldline Pay.
Using the HP Integrity Server means that Bank-Verlag is now banking on the latest NonStop technology from HP, adapting the current version of Poseidon OLTP. Atos Worldline is supporting Bank-Verlag in its demands for the greatest possible system reliability and availability.

The migration will ensure Bank-Verlag higher system performance. Even with a less powerful test system, a throughput of up to 250 transactions per seconds was achieved. In addition, further synergy improvements have been achieved by porting the authorisation system that they developed in-house onto the new hardware too. For example, this produces savings on maintenance and operation of the computer system.

“We are delighted that we have now been able to adapt the software and provide a solution for Bank-Verlag that enables them to work securely and without interruptions even at high transaction rates. The first results from our measurements suggest that the transaction rates on the new hardware will double”, declared Willy Heeren, Business Unit manager for Systems Integration at Atos Worldline.

Jürgen Klose, Operations / Product manager at Bank-Verlag: “Since we are now able to handle even significantly higher transaction rates without problems, we are well-equipped for the highest peak loads, which in extreme situations could otherwise have caused a complete network overload.”

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.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2500 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.

Press Contact : Anja Müller – 00 49 (0)69 6657-1401 - anja.mueller@atosorigin.com