“Atos Origin delivers the Technology Operations Center of the Rio 2007 XV Pan American Games”

São Paulo, 15 February 2007

The Technology Operations Center, the heart of the IT operations for the Games, has been completed according to the official Games schedule

Atos Origin, an international information technology services provider, announces today that the Technology Operations Center (TOC) for the Rio 2007 XV Pan American Games is fully operational and has been delivered on time.

At the heart of the whole technology operations for the Pan-American Games, the Technology Operation Center demonstrates innovations that have been developed at Atos Origin past Olympic Games experience in Salt Lake City (2002), Athens (2004) and Torino (2006). The layout, help desk and the Video Wall stand out among such innovations. The TOC has been completed after 50 uninterrupted days of work and delivered according to the official expected schedule.

At Games' time, the IT team will monitor from the TOC the IT infrastructure, systems and applications to ensure that the results and athletes information are transmitted instantly to worldwide media and the official web site. During the next six months, a team of extremely high level technology professionals will work from the TOC, focusing on the Games' IT Security.

The Technology Operations Center includes three main areas: TOC, Office and LAB.

The TOC (Technology Operations Center) is actually the “Mission Center” of all the technology operations. Strategically positioned within the Operations Center, it exhibits a central amphitheather display and facilitates the team interaction. The Vídeo Wall within the TOC transmits instantly, on a continuous basis, the images of the 44 competition venues and monitors the IT operations and event systems.

The Office , operates like a large office. Also strategically located next to the TOC, it facilitates the integration, flow of information and allows rapid decision making. The administrative area is also composed of training and meeting rooms. In all areas, the computers network is separated from the operation network, thus ensuring better security.

The LAB (Systems Laboratory) assures the development, support, tests and maintenance of the Games IT systems. The LAB has restricted access, offers high security features and facilitates communication between the team members.

“The Atos Origin's role is to plan, integrate, and manage all the technology of the Pan-American Games Rio 2007. It is like developing and managing a complex corporation, operating for only 21 days. A smooth running of all the systems is vital, as there is only one chance to get it right,” stated Sérgio Bartoletti, Atos Origin CEO for Latin America.

The construction of the Technology Operations Center started on December 01, 2006 and took 50 uninterrupted days to be completed. It demanded the contribution of more than 100 professionals and the coordination of ten companies in the civil construction project.

A few numbers of the Technology Operations Center

  • Area: 1,680 m2;
  • 475 m of air conditioning ducts;
  • 180 telephone lines
  • 250 desktops;
  • 180 work positions;
  • emergency generation electric system: 500KVA;
  • voice, data, energy and air conditioning structure totally redundant

Since 1989, the Atos Origin Major Events unit is exclusively dedicated to the provision of IT solutions and services to large-scale events and international bodies, carrying its experiences and know-how from one event to another. The business unit aims to share its experience with sporting and non-sporting event organizers, and link this to specialist consulting, project management, systems integration, systems management, and the provision of software solutions.
Atos Origin has been contracted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deliver IT for the Games of Salt Lake City in 2002 (operated as SchlumbergerSema), Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

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 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 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.
In Brazil, Atos Origin employs 2.000 persons, focused on design, build and operations of technology solutions and in 2006 celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Hill & Knowlton Brazil
Ana Lúcia Brecco
+55 11 5503 2878

Atos Origin Brazil
Patricia Grilli
+55 11 2183-2015

Atos Origin Global
Anne-Marie Capilla
+ 33 (0)1 55 91 20 52