“Atos Origin tests IT systems and applications for Pan-American Games Rio 2007”

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 May 2007

Brazilian Military Pentathlon Championship is the first Test Event Atos Origin, an international information technology services company, today announced the first technology test event for the Pan American Games Rio 2007 during the World Military Modern Pentathlon Championship at the Deodoro Complex that happened from May 14 to 15, 2007.

Atos Origin, the prime technology partner for the XV Pan-American Games Rio 2007, tested all the applications and systems at both the competition venue - Deodoro Military Circuit – and the Technology Operations Centre for all five Modern Pentathlon disciplines: Equestrian; Racing; Swimming; Fencing and Shooting. These systems will be used to manage information and provide competition results during the Pan-American Games Rio 2007 to be held from July 13 to 29, 2007.

The technology systems for timekeeping, measurement and local transfer of results have been tested and include:
registration system

  • timing process
  • touch and domain detector ( for Fencing discipline)
  • information diffusion system
  • capture and distribution of the competition results systems

The Test Events are critical to ensure the smooth running of all information technology systems at Games time. During these tests, Atos Origin set up and managed a helpdesk infrastructure at the Technology Operations Centre to provide an implacable management support to all Games sport-related applications.

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 EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries.
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 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, 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