“Atos Origin completes secure and successful IT operations for the Pan American Games Rio 2007”

Rio de Janeiro – Paris, 9 August 2007

Atos Origin, an international information technology services provider, today announced the successful completion of the IT operations for the Pan American Games Rio 2007. Under CO-RIO (The Organizing Committee of the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007) and SEPAN (Pan American Games Office) supervision, Atos Origin was responsible for the integration of all technology partners for the design, build, and operation of the critical IT infrastructure and systems that ensured the smooth and secure running of the Rio 2007 Games which took place from 13 to 29 July 2007.

For the Pan American Games Rio 2007, Atos Origin mobilized and managed a team of Information Technology Partners and Suppliers representing 1000 staff, including 400 Atos Origin professionals. This mixed team was stationed to support 44 sport disciplines over the 16 days of the event.

“After 10 months of intense preparation, we are delighted to announce today that we completed the secure and successful IT operations for the Rio 2007 XV Pan American Games. We can demonstrate to our clients Atos Origin capabilities in delivering, integrating and securely managing a mission critical IT infrastructure. I'm proud of our strong IT team who worked very hard with one goal of delivering a flawless technology to power these Games” states Sergio Bartoletti, CEO Atos Origin in South America.

Atos Origin provided and managed two main IT systems that relayed the results for 44 sport disciplines and the 5.634 athlete information from 42 countries to 3.000 media representative, spectators and people watching Rio Games.

Among other, Atos Origin provided the hosting of the official website where the latest results, medals tally and news were published. The website saw a record 4 million of hits for a Pan American Games. The IT team supplied 23.2 gigabytes in over 250,000 messages of direct data feeds.

Atos Origin also provided its state of the art accreditation system which allowed the committee to manage over 150,000 accreditation badges. In addition, Atos Origin has integrated, for the first time at a sporting event, innovative Radio Frequency Identification - RFID. Used in the process of checking credentials for some of the participants for the Games, the technology meant that general information on the registered individual was readily available, and controlled access also to all the sporting venues thanks to the chips embedded in the pass.

Atos Origin managed the overall support of 4,000 users during the month of July for the CO-RIO Network Systems providing ERP, email and office tools, and Managed Operations Support covering from desktops to reprographics services. Atos Origin managed a total of 7,500 Help Desk calls.

Atos Origin is present in Brazil since 1992, counting with 2000 employees and two offices established in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In 2006, Atos Origin completed 15 years in Brazil at the same time that it was chosen for managing IT operations for the Pan American Games Rio 2007.

A dedicated team from Atos Origin Major Event unit with experience in serving the largest events, through its technology and knowledge transfer, has played a crucial role into the IT success of 2007 Rio Games. 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.

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 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. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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