“Atos Worldline is awarded the ‘2013 Innovative Payments Trophy”

Paris, 20 March 2013

Atos Worldline, Atos core expertise in hi-tech transactional services, has been awarded the 2013 Innovative Payments Trophy in the "e-commerce products" category at the PayForum trade fair for its innovative eGo™ solution. Developed by Atos Worldline, this new technology will revolutionise the way a wide range of digital services and payments are handled. No cards, cheques or cash are needed: just your finger. Your skin sets the transaction in motion, ensuring secure user authentication. eGo™ is an extremely practical solution which does not compromise security. It provides an initial identity verification procedure and remains entirely under the control of its holder.

 

eGo* is an embedded software solution which may be fitted inside a wearable object, such as a belt or a wrist-watch. eGo stores the user's data and access rights for a whole series of services: opening a hotel door, starting a car, submitting health-related data or carrying out cash transactions, all with one touch of the user's finger. It is intuitive, fast and ultra-secure. The eGo portable device allows access to multiple services containing diverse applications. Not only does it ensure user authentication, it can also communicate with eGo compatible objects: with a single touch. Data is transferred with absolute security and the desired electronic transaction is seamlessly completed.

 

Denis Faivre, Innovation Director at Atos Worldline: "eGo forms part of Atos Worldline's commitment to continued development of innovations in the payment field. We are proud to have been awarded this trophy which highlights our ability to give shape to cutting-edge ideas. We have combined our expertise, spanning 40 years in the payments sector, to optimise security and transaction management features in the eGo solution. Users will experience many benefits which are designed to make daily life considerably easier with regard to payments.”

 

* eGo is part of the R&D program EUREKA 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 specialized in electronic payment services (including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities 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 2012 revenue of €927 million and employs over 5300 people in the world. For more information, please visit: atosworldline.com

About Atos

 

Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers Hi-Tech Transactional Services, Consulting & 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 sector, Healthcare & 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 NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

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Jose de Vries

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