Atos Worldline launches ready-to-go, NFC Mobile Wallet
Innovative architecture combines mobile application and cloud services to enable turn-key deployment of mobile payment with NFC
Paris, 17 September 2012 - Atos Worldline, Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services, launches a ready-to-go, Visa and MasterCard compliant NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile payment application for card issuers worldwide. The end-user is able to pay at a fast growing number of contactless payment locations, simply by swiping his mobile phone against the payment terminal, and keying his PIN code directly on his phone. Built on an innovative architecture combining mobile application and cloud services, the new wallet will enable multiple, differentiating value-added services such as cloud payment and NFC transactional services.
NFC mobile payments are emerging and leveraging the deployment of contactless payment acceptance and NFC mobile phones. Issuing banks, as well as new payment service providers, such as mobile network operators, need a solution that enables them to seize new business opportunities. The Atos Mobile Wallet offers fast, easy and secure mobile payment and provides differentiating value-added services on top of these dematerialized cards while keeping control over their existing customer relationship, and enabling to support new end-user needs. The new service implements the latest specifications from Visa, MasterCard, SIMAlliance and AFSCM, combined with a sleek design to provide a rich, interactive and pleasant user experience for NFC mobile payment.
" Atos Worldline is focused on fostering and encouraging innovation. The Atos Mobile Wallet is an example of a product leveraging our unique combined expertise in both Payment and Mobile Services. It shows our commitment as business technologists to enable the Mobile Payment revolution, by using the latest technology to the benefit of our customers and the end-users." says Christophe Duquenne, CEO at Atos Worldline.
- Straightforward integration with payment platforms to provide easy enrollment, payment history, online card and account details, is enabled thanks to a Mobile Gateway offered as a service with the application.
- Added-value services such as strong authentication, coupons, loyalty, link to Cloud Wallet and P2P payment, can be easily implemented to match the issuer's strategy.
- The design is easily branded to the colours and logo of the issuer, thus enabling short time-to-market, and can be personalized further for stronger differentiation.
The new service can be offered alone, or combined with Atos Worldline portfolio, including Trusted Service Management (TSM), Issuing platforms, Pre-Paid management, Loyalty/Couponing and Access Control Server services.
A presentation of Atos Mobile Wallet will be given at the NFC World Congress 2012 in Nice, 17th to 19th September, along with other end-to-end NFC mobile transactional services and payment terminals including the YOMANI.
About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services with over 35 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 EUR 913 million and employs over 5,400 people in the world. For more information, please visit: atosworldline.com
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, visit: atos.net
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