“Innovation in Air Transport with Atos Origin paperless tickets solution delivered via mobile phone”
Paris, 16 September 2008
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, offers airline companies an innovative alternative to hard tickets for their customers on the move through its new mobile boarding passes solution. This paperless solution allows travelers to check in and receive a boarding pass directly on their mobile phones. A leading European airline company has already chosen Atos Worldline to design, develop and operate this service.
To access the service, passengers need simply to log onto the airline's Internet mobile website, from which they have the possibility to check in, receive a boarding pass and access the full range of services via mobile phone. They can get real-time information on their flights, flight schedules, miles and more. The service gives travelers greater freedom thanks to 24/7 access and makes airline companies' check-in management more flexible and responsive.
After completing the check-in process, passengers receive a message with a 2D barcode directly on their handsets. The barcode serves as the boarding pass and can be read by both security and airport/airline scanning equipment.
Atos Worldline implemented a comprehensive project for a leading European airline company involving the design, development and operation of the mobile website and the messaging platform (SMS, mobile e-mail and MMS).
The Atos Worldline solution complies with International Air Transport Association (IATA) directives and helps further a sustainable development approach. It fits in perfectly with Atos Origin's strategy of innovation and paperless ticketing for the travel industry.
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 5,8 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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European IT player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions; card processing; CRM & eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of EUR 654 million and employs over 4,000 people.
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Atos Origin PR
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