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Worldline and BSH Home Appliances Group (BSH) shore up Home Connect with new functionalities based on an expanded range of connected home appliances

Worldline and BSH Home Appliances Group (BSH) shore up Home Connect with new functionalities based on an expanded range of connected home appliances

Paris and Berlin, 4 September 2015 – At the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances (IFA) and in partnership with BSH Home Appliances Group (BSH), Worldline [Euronext: WLN], European market leader in payment and transactional services,  unveils new remotely-controlled connected home appliances.

Backed by BSH’s latest Home Connect solution, consumers now have a number of new possibilities at their finger tips, including switching on their ovens and dishwashers outside their home, viewing the contents of their fridge via an inside camera and receiving advice on the best washing machine program to launch.

These innovations, which testify to Worldline’s ongoing commitment to boost consumer lifestyle with smart applications such as drinking coffee prepared according to individual tastes on a connected coffee machine, will be launched at the Berlin 2015 IFA trade show.

Olivier Stuckens, Worldline Mobility & e‐transactional Services Director, said: “Having teamed up with BSH to create and design this connected home appliances solution, we are proud to roll out in Europe and worldwide new product ranges, services and innovative apps including viewing the contents of your fridge from your local supermarket, while securely facilitating the daily life of consumers both at home and on the road.”

Launched at the 2014 IFA, Home Connect, a Worldline proprietary service, provides a platform of connected objects and applications enabling secure control over home appliances via smartphones and tablets.

At the IFA 2015, discover the open standards Worldline Connected Living innovations, which are now open to other electronic home appliances producers, automotive companies, manufacturers etc…at Worldline stand no. 17, Hall 11.1 TecWatch.

Visit our virtual stand at http://fairs.worldline.com/ifa/home.html

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader 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 over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes 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. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014.

Worldline is an Atos company. www.worldline.com

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