Worldline wins connected objects award 2014
Worldline is prizewinner for its Connected Home solution in partnership with SOMFY in the Connected Home category, for best control panel, and best handling system
Paris, 20 June 2014 – Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, received the Connected Objects award 2014 for its Connected Home solution in partnership with SOMFY—solution illustrated through service robotics—during the award ceremony that took place yesterday. Worldline was also nominated for its Connected Kitchen solution in the Connected Home category, for the Special Prize for Kitchen and Household Appliances. Organized by NPA Conseil, CCM Benchmark, Bpifrance, Club des Annonceurs, DLA Piper, Fnac, Generali, Orange and Somfy, the 1st Edition of the Connected Objects awards 2014 recognized 18 projects.
Connected Home, in partnership with SOMFY, is an R&D demonstration dedicated to service robotics via a robot who accompanies household members in their daily lives.
- The robot provides a new user experience through more interactive ergonomics—sound, voice, gestures, light sensors—and is more intuitive for interacting with its connected household.
- The service is connected to the SOMFY Tahoma home automation platform, where the robot takes over, controlling the opening of blinds, operating the lighting and the various functions that make the house intelligent.
- With the development of sensors and cloud robotics, its potential for use can be seen in emerging markets for telehealth and household management for people with a loss of autonomy.
Connected Home is an innovation from the Connected Living offer from Worldline, who supplies a unique combination of services—M2M, mobility, big data, and payment. The home automation and connected object market, emphasizing comfort and security, is now developing rapidly. Worldline believes that these two segments will converge and proposes new services for even more comfort and security in the household.
Olivier Stuckens, Managing Director of Mobility & e-Transactional Services at Worldline: “Worldline and SOMFY are collaborating to open the doors of the connected household to the service robotics ecosystem. The ambition of Worldline is to stay one step ahead of its clients’ expectations in terms of mobility and simplicity. Whatever the product, we can connect it, optimize it and accompany our clients in their digital transformation. We are happy to have won this award for Connected Home with SOMFY, who, as leader in connected devices for the home, has supplied its expertise in household control and automation.”
More than 260 entries were submitted in all categories combined - the Connected Objects award is dedicated to the project that draws the enthusiasm of both the professionals and the public.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional 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 organised around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.12 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. www.worldline.com
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