“Banksys launches the PCI PED-certified XENTEO® Unattended Payment Solution At Kiosk Europe Expo, Stand 2B.17”

Brussels, 3 May 2007

XENTEO, the newest unattended payment terminal from Banksys, introduces a user-centred design that promotes self-payment to the cardholder through its backlit display and ergonomic keypad. Virtually any application can run on the terminal, in any type of self-service environment: vending machine or kiosk, petrol stations, dispensers, self-check-out, or unattended countertop. The terminal will yield maximum added value in sectors of high-value payments, where a PIN is required.

XENTEO meets the strictest standards and guidelines for security, safety and ergonomics and has been certified to the latest PCI PED and EMV standards to ensure that PIN-based payment transactions meet the highest level of security. The combination of high impact resistant polymer technology and a metal keypad produces a rugged, vandal-proof terminal. Local certification is ongoing in several European countries. France will be the first market where the terminal will be deployed, with the first pilots starting now.

“In a fast-growing self-service market, card acceptance in self-check-outs, vending machines and kiosks can lift sales dramatically,” says Vincent Roland, Managing Director of Banksys and Executive Vice-President of Atos Worldline. “XENTEO provides a secure and user-centric solution to integrators and results from our company's extensive experience in the field of unattended payment, achieved in a wide range of market segments and countries.”

XENTEO provides integrators with clearly accessible interfaces, intuitive guidance and compact design. To enhance integration versatility, the XENTEO card-reader is independent from the terminal. With its on-board Ethernet modem and modular communication interfaces for ISDN, PSTN and GSM/GPRS, XENTEO is an ideally flexible solution. Remote software upgrades are available to facilitate field maintenance.

XENTEO is based on the same backbone technology as the XENTA and XENTISSIMO terminals. This means that applications can be ported from one terminal to the other within the new product range with little development effort needed. Unmatched performance is guaranteed by Banksys's unique System-on-Chip technology, hosting a full-featured Linux® operating system. This innovative dual-processor/single-chip solution delivers superior transaction speed, watertight payment security and easy development.

Kiosk Europe Expo, 8-10 May 2007, Banksys Stand 2B.17

For additional information, please contact:
Jean-Michel Dasnoy
Tel.: +32 2 727 68 22
Fax: +32 2 727 27 27

About Banksys
Banksys was founded in 1989, as the result of the merger of the Mister Cash and Bancontact networks. Its principal mission is the authorization, security and guarantee of electronic payments in Belgium. Next to its processing activities, Banksys capitalizes on its know-how for the development of terminals and payment applications like “banxafe” and “mobile banxafe”. Banksys also operates a wide set of services such as terminal maintenance and CardStop to merchants and cardholders. Banksys has approximately 1000 employees nowadays. In 2006 Banksys performed over 1,05 billion transactions through an acceptance network of 120,000 merchants. On December 7th 2006, Banksys was taken over by Atos Origin, through its subsidiary Atos Worldline, thus creating a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.