“Atos Origin Wins 2007 Innovation Award for m-Payment Solution”
Paris, October 9th, 2007
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has won the 2007 Innovation Award in the “New Uses” category for its mobile payment solution. The awards were organized, for the third year, by Orange Business Services and Syntec Informatique in partnership with French business daily La Tribune. The prize-winning solution enables secure bankcard payments from a mobile phone.
The Innovation Awards are designed to promote future-facing solutions and innovative new uses emerging from the ever-deeper convergence between information systems and telecommunications. The 2007 awards ceremony took place in Paris on October 4 during the IP Convergence show.
“We're delighted to have received the “New Uses” prize,” said Dominique Rérat, Atos Origin Vice President for Innovation. “It recognizes the expertise of our teams in leading-edge solutions, as well as our ability to anticipate convergence trends in payment services and telecoms. This is our second Innovation Award, demonstrating the Atos Origin Group's commitment to continuous innovation.”
The Pay2me m-Payment solution, which was developed by Atos Worldline in collaboration with Belgian mobile phone operators BASE, MOBISTAR and Proximus, enables secure payments via GSM wireless phones. The solution was rolled out in Belgium in March 2007. Pay2me delivers an innovative alternative to conventional card payments since the GSM handset replaces both the merchant's payment terminal and the customer's card. The service implements the m-banxafe technology developed by Atos Worldline, which provides fully secure, guaranteed payment.
“In our constant drive to research and develop the technologies of the future, we recognized that payment via GSM is a compelling offer,” said Vincent Roland, Executive Vice President of Atos Worldline. “We imagined and designed this award-winning solution in conjunction with Belgian mobile phone companies to bring the electronic payment paradigm as close as possible to consumers, providing them with the full benefits of mobile payment thanks to a simple service that can be used anywhere.”
With over 25 years of experience in payment services, with several references in m-payment in the banking and telecom markets, Atos Worldline covers the full value chain and delivers its payment solutions in processing or integration modes.
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. 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.
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions, specialised in end-to-end payment services – issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions – card processing, CRM and eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode.
The acquisition and integration of Banksys and Bank Card Company in December 2006 into Atos Worldline has created a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.
Atos Origin is one of the key players in the European Telecom and Finance arena with revenues in these sectors of more than €1.6 billion and over 20 years experience. Through the expertise of Atos Worldline, a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic transactions, Atos Consulting and the systems integration and managed operations capability of Atos Origin, the company helps over 350 customers around the world with complex telecom and finance projects.
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