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Atos Origin launches brand-new time-recording system for car rallies


Atos Origin Registration Solutions can be easily deployed anywhere

Utrecht, 11 April 2006 - Atos Origin, the international IT services-provider, has developed a unique time-recording system for car rallies. The brand-new system, known as Atos Origin Registration Solutions (ARS), offers a major advantage as it can be easily deployed anywhere, unlike existing systems, which have to be adapted at each rally to meet local conditions.

ARS has been developed by Atos Origin in the Netherlands in close collaboration with the organisers of the Tulpen rallye and Classic SLS, both of which are sponsored by Atos Origin. Since producing a slick time-recording system for each rally invariably calls for substantial investments, Atos Origin has developed a solution that can be used at any rally. ARS has been put through its paces and brought to perfection on the strength of experience gained.

Wilbert Kieboom, CEO of Atos Origin Northern Europe, and himself an enthusiastic rally-driver: “The system ensures accuracy to the second in processing intermediate and final timings and I am convinced that ARS will offer an efficiently working time-recording system at the Tulpen rallye that takes place from 8 to 13 May 2006.”

ARS is an automated system which looks after time-sensing, -recording and working out its classification. Given that the system is suitable for worldwide deployment, Atos Origin expects to commercially propose it to other rallies.

ARS comprises special hardware, including chip readers and writers. The system was developed using Microsoft.NET C# and makes use of a Microsoft SQL Server database and a Win32 application. What it entails is that each participant in a rally receives a time-card, showing his starting number and a chip. Intermediate times are recorded onto the card at each time-recording point. At the end of each lap, participants’ chips are read out and the software, developed by Atos Origin, works out the classifications.

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 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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.


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