“Atos Origin forms alliance with BCI Navigation to offer innovative mobile internet services to telecom operators”

Paris, 16 June 2006

Atos Origin and BCI Navigation, a leading provider in advanced mobility software solutions, have joined forces to provide new mobile services related to positioning and guidance, to telecom operators. This alliance aims to help telecom operators rapidly deploy new services and applications based on the innovative CRISTINE ™ technologies from BCI Navigation.

 

This agreement will enable Atos Origin and BCI Navigation to develop and integrate mobility applications for mobile operators by optimizing the use of next-generation smartphone handsets. These innovative services, adapted to B2B and B2C requirements, are centred on:

  • Calculating journeys in real time based on actual traffic conditions
  • Navigating users to mobile or fixed objects or individuals
  • Providing mobile internet access

These services, based on the capability to link up with any object or person, can be adapted  on demand to meet specific needs. A range of services is offered, including navigation/guidance, the surveillance and protection of vulnerable persons (children or Alzheimer sufferers, for example), the inevitable “home health care”, recreational services  and advanced fleet management. All these services will be enhanced by teaming up with mobile internet services (radio, TV, VoD and video blogs).

 

“The combination of new types of mobile handsets incorporating GPS technology and the data used to confirm the location and presence of persons or objects available on operator networks, is paving the way for new services to provide extremely vast opportunities. The rapid development of mobile internet applications will enable telecom operators and service providers to offer their customers the advantage of mobility. Atos Origin wants to be at the heart of this movement with its telecom operator customers by helping them to rapidly deploy these new services and applications based on innovative technologies from BCI Navigation,” says Thierry Mileo, Managing Director Telecoms and Media, France at Atos Origin.

 

In this context, Atos Origin's vast experience in developing software comprising real-time architecture and integrating into operator information systems will ensure that all kinds of information required for these services are made available and shared. Atos Origin will also offer operators scalable architectures to cope with the growing volume of data exchanges. There are in pace with the increasing output of communications networks, that are also totally secured, in accordance with its obligations to respect privacy.

 

“Technology can contribute to our sense of well-being if it creates real services, i.e. services that are useful to individuals and businesses. BCI's technology will provide surveillance, protection and assistance to everyday life. BCI Navigation is delighted to cooperate with Atos Origin to strengthen its positioning on the mobility market and benefit from the advances made in convergence technologies (telecoms, telephones, Internet),” explains Bruno Coiffet, chairman and CEO of BCI Navigation.

 

The CRISTINETM software chain, which draws on cutting-edge technologies (consolidated geographic and cartographic databases, constantly enriched and updated in real time), has been coupled with the functionalities of next-generation telephones and benefits from the recent progress in positioning applications on smartphone handsets (GPS, Galileo, RFID coupling).

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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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 Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

 

About BCI Navigation
BCI Navigation is a leading provider in advanced mobility software solutions. Thanks to its mastery in database management, its own high performance format, and its expertise in navigation and driver assistance, BCI masters the full chain of software and tools necessary for mobile applications. Its modular software developments have been tested all around the world and are already implemented into variety of vehicles.

For more information please contact:

 

BCI Navigation
Bruno Coiffet
+33 1 69 11 30 00
bcoiffet@bcisa.com
Atos Origin
Jose de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com