“Atos Worldline unveils pioneering eGo ‘Pay with a simple touch’ for the first time in Europe”

Paris, 6 November 2012

eGo will open the path to new and intuitive ways of electronic transactions

Atos Worldline, Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech transactional services, will showcase the eGo™ solution for the first time in Europe. This new technology revolutionizes the way a wide range of digital services and payments are handled. No cards, no cheques, no cash is needed, just a touch. The transaction is initiated via your skin, providing secure user authentication. Making payments has never been so easy for the end-user whether it is a young, older or disabled person. Atos Worldline showcases its latest innovations at Cartes 2012, including NFC, Contactless Mobile services, Mobile biometrics, and launch of a new contactless payment terminal.

 

The eGo* solution offers exceptional convenience without compromising on security. It includes an initial identity verification process and remains under full control of its holder. All eGo transactions are secured by the highest standards in encryption technology and the privacy of user information is always protected.

 

Consisting of embedded software fitted inside a wearable object such as a belt or watch, eGo can store the user's credentials and access rights for a wide range of services: open a hotel door, start a car, provide health information, manage a transaction via one touch. It is intuitive, fast and ultra-secure. Acting like a multi-service enabler containing numerous applications, after user authentication, the wearable eGo device communicates with eGo-compliant objects via a single touch. Credentials are passed on securely, and the desired electronic transaction completed seamlessly.

 

Denis Faivre, Director of innovation at Atos Worldline said: “ Our participation in this revolutionary project is a reflection of Atos Worldline continued innovation leadership and demonstrates its capacity to bring cutting-edge ideas to reality. We use our expertise in the payment sector to optimize all security and transactional aspects in the eGo solution. eGo compliant objects will recognize your credentials at a touch. Nothing can be more natural and simple as a way to interact, and it will simplify the user experience when accessing a host of digital servicesOur company is committed to best-in-class research so we can offer our customers and end-users a wide range of easy, secure and fast payment tools.”

 

A live demonstration of the eGo solution is available on the Atos Worldline stand in Hall 3 booth E017.

 

Atos Worldline speaks at the following conferences during Cartes2012:

  • Tuesday 6 November – eGO – New Intuitive Smart Device for New Payment – Jean Claude Barbezange, R&D director at Atos Wordline
  • Wednesday 7 November – Privacy in the setting of contactless Mobile Services – Olivier Maas, Innovation project manager at Atos Wordline
  • Thursday 8 November – Cloud Computing & security: A panorama of specific threats – Antoine de Fressancourt, R&D engineer at Atos Worldline

* eGo is part of the recent EUREKA programme CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics). It is the ambition of Europe and the European companies to deliver nano-/microelectronics solutions that respond to the needs of society at large, improving the economic prosperity of Europe and reinforcing the ability of its industry to be at the forefront of the global competition. Gemalto is leading the consortium.

 

About Atos Worldline

 

Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services with 40 years of experience and recognized know-how in the payment industry. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities (eCS) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline is committed to continuous R&D and innovation so its customers can benefit from leading-edge solutions to stay ahead of market evolutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of € 913 million and employs over 5,400 people in the world. For more information, please visit: atosworldline.com

 

About Atos

 

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

 

For more information:

Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@atos.net