Paris Pilots Interactive Station

Scanbuy and RATP launch Europe's first interactive environment for buses and subways using 2D barcode technology

May 1, 2007

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NEW YORK -- Scanbuy, Inc., a global provider of wireless commerce solutions, announced today the launch of a pilot program with Regie Autonome Transports Parisiens (known as RATP, the major transit operator in Paris and its environs) and faberNovel, an innovation consulting firm, to create an interactive transit station to allow commuters and travelers easy access to information using their cell phones and handheld devices. Outside of Japan, the program is the first operation of its kind in the world.

Through the test program, RATP is installing Scanbuy's interactive 2D (two dimensional) barcode technology throughout Noisy le Grand, to provide commuters access to a wide array of information including subway and bus schedules, traffic information, area maps and general RATP information from the RATP WAP site.

The pilot program is scheduled to run for three to six months and if successful, RATP will consider introducing the service in all of the RATP metro stations and bus stops throughout Paris and its region.

"In demanding mobile environments, Scanbuy makes technology accessible and effective," said Jonathan Bulkeley, Chief Executive Officer of Scanbuy, Inc. "This pilot program will be a major convenience for mobile consumers by creating the vital link from the mobile handset to the physical world."

Scanbuy Inc.

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