“Worldline and Unowhy, pioneers in e-education, launch complete and secure solution combining tablets and cloud computing”
Paris, 10 March 2014
Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services transactional services, and Unowhy signed a partnership in the field of digital education. Teachers and students can now have access to a totally secure environment on a school tablet in the classroom or at home.
Unowhy provides an integrated educational solution on a touchscreen tablet manufactured in France and designed specifically for the educational environment. Worldline offers a cloud computing solution which enables the storage of educational content and students' personal data on secure hosting sites. The combination of these two techniques will enable students to learn, collect information and study with confidence in a dedicated educational environment that is secure from end to end.
« Worldline is the trusted partner who gives us the means to realize our ambitions for e-education. With them, we will create an educational environment in which data and educational content will be hosted in France. In the field of education, it is essential that France retains its digital independence. This is a major issue, because we must maintain the sovereignty of our educational choices and freedom to teach children what we want » explained Jean-Yves Hepp, President of Unowhy.
« Worldline is delighted to support Unowhy in this major project, that is fundamental to the world of education. By providing innovative and flexible solutions from which students and teachers can benefit, Worldline can compete with large international platforms», said Claude France, CEO of Worldline in France.
The dedicated solution proposed by Unowhy and Worldline shields children from multiple advertising intrusions on internet and protects their personal data against commercial exploitation. At a time when hosting data is mainly done in the United States, this is a real alternative to the major international content and « cloud computing » platforms.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline's activities within the Atos Group generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com
Founded in 2007, Unowhy is a Digital Media company which designs and produces high quality multimedia products, content, and services. Unowhy has successfully mastered all aspects of the distribution of digital media content and services, from manufacturing touch tablets in France, which are dedicated to the development of open operating systems and interfaces for integration and distribution of digital content and services This expertise is already transitioning into education, with the Unowhy TED project implementing 3,000 tablets as part of experimental programs in grade schools throughout Saône-et-Loire. It is, to date, the largest educational trial ever conducted in France. Unowhy is also present in the world of cooking with the QOOQ tablet for the kitchen; an innovative product that Oprah Winfrey endorses.
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