Atos Origin supports the SNCF in the roll out of its new Tikefone service
Paris, 21 November 2006 - Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, has been selected by the Marketing department of the Public Transport division of the SNCF (French Railways) to host its new Tikefone service. This service enables regional railway network tickets to be sold and distributed through mobile phones. Atos Origin also provided a development service under the supervision of the SNCF’s Innovation and Research division.
The Public Transport Branch of the SNCF is offering new services to its regional railway network customers by adapting to their mobility and is meeting regional councils’ expectations in terms of innovation. Since summer 2006, the new Tikefone remote service has been available, enabling tickets valid for use on the regional railway network to be bought and received on mobile phones easily and quickly.
This innovative service is available from a mobile phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows clients to order, pay for and receive their ticket, in the form of an MMS code sent via the mobile internet.
Clients enter the website address into their mobile phone browser - http://www.tikefone.com – and place their order. Payment is made by entering their bank details over a fully secure system. They then receive confirmation of their purchase as well as receiving their ticket on their mobile, in the form of an MMS.
“We called on Atos Origin and Atos Worldline because of their expertise and proven experience in the implementation of innovative mobile solutions, either in terms of development or hosting and of payment solutions. Their teams were able to work in close collaboration with the Public Transport division’s Marketing department for the regional railway networks and we are very happy with this service, which is still at an experimental stage”, declared Gaëlle Le Buzullier, Tikefone Project Manager for the SNCF’s Public Transport Marketing department.
Tikefone leverages the secure payment system using SIPS mobile solution from Atos Worldline, which also provides the application hosting service, offering an SMS and MMS delivery server which is connected to French telephone network operators.
The application allows:
* The ticket to be purchased
* SMS confirmation of purchase,
* Tickets sent directly to the mobile in the form of an encrypted 2D bar code
This service has been operating since July 2006 in Brittany, since September in Haute Normandie and since November in the Champagne Ardenne region. It should continue to be rolled out across new regions during 2007.
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 more than 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.
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2,600 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.
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