“Atos Origin is organising the 7th Poseidon Forum on payment terminals”

Frankfurt/Main, 7 September 2006

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, is organising the Poseidon Forum on payment terminals for the seventh time. This year the event will be held in the Hotel Dolce in Bad Nauheim on 20th September 2006. On the agenda are themes such as “The organisation of electronic cash on SEPA with Track2/EMV migration” and “New features on Poseidon ZVT 4.0, the latest release of the German protocol for payment terminals”.

Innovations in the Atos Worldline Poseidon ZVT interface, the link between the POS terminal and payment service providers, are at the heart of the event. In the meantime, over 85 percent of all online payments carried out in Germany are already processed via solutions from the Poseidon and Worldline Pay product families. This year's event should demonstrate, among other things, how the interface that has since become a standard in the German POS arena is positioning itself for European operations with the conversion to SEPA – the single Euro payment area.

Technological innovations and ongoing activities for the move towards SEPA will be presented, along with relevant background information about the entire point of sale sector. The one-day exchange of information is above all directed at representatives of network operators and terminal manufacturers as well as consulting firms and buyers and will provide these groups with a balanced discussion of current industry topics. The participants also have the opportunity to make direct contact with Atos Worldline development managers.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international IT services provider. The company offers the entire spectrum of information technology consultancy and services. Its areas of expertise include consulting, systems integration and outsourcing. Atos Origin currently generates an annual turnover of more than 5.5 billion euros and employs a workforce of 47,000 in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the official worldwide IT partner for the Olympic Games. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline, and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline is a subsidiary of the Atos Origin group. As a European-wide IT services provider in the field of information and payment processing, the company specialises in electronic payment, customer relationship management and e-services (Internet and voice recognition services, as well as mobile services). Atos Worldline offers technological innovation and implements its solutions in either processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline is represented by 2,600 employees in Europe and generates an annual turnover of €400 million.

Press Contact:
Emilie Moreau
Tel: +33 1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com