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Victorian Department of Transport All Aboard with Unisys Passenger Information System for Metropolitan Train Stations

The Victorian Department of Transport has selected Unisys Australia to modernize the passenger information application used to calculate predicted train arrivals at the 220 stations on the Melbourne metropolitan train network. The new customer information system is designed to improve the accuracy of schedule updates given to rail passengers waiting on platforms, particularly when there are disruptions such as train breakdowns, natural disasters or medical emergencies.

The six-year contract, awarded in a competitive bid in June this year, has an estimated value of approximately AUD$11.4 million (approximately US$9 million). Under the contract Unisys will develop and supply the new customer information application and required hardware. This will involve advisory, architecture design, development, testing and multi-year support services, to modernize the Department of Transport’s legacy passenger information system. Unisys will also provide ongoing support for both the new and old systems while the new application is gradually rolled out across the metropolitan rail network.

Unisys will use its unique 3D Blueprinting™ methodology during the development phase of the project to provide a digital model of the workflows and linkages that connect through the Department’s organizational layers. Identifying the intricate interrelationship of the many facets of the applications and infrastructure within the system will help Unisys calculate predicted train arrivals when there have been disruptions to the normal flow of the train network.

The new application, to be developed by Unisys, is expected to be built in the Linux Open Source environment using Java development tools. The Open Source approach is designed to increase the flexibility of the application environment to reduce support costs through easier maintenance of the system.

A key part of the new system is the integration of the Unisys Next Generation Notification Service (NGNS), developed by Unisys and used by leading telecommunications providers.

“With approximately 2,500 train services running daily on the Melbourne metropolitan rail network, the messaging system is an essential component of this new customer information system,” said Sue Carter, vice president, Commercial Industries, Unisys Asia Pacific. “As it incorporates an application that Unisys has deployed successfully in other large engagements, this is a proven solution with the potential for additional messaging capability using other channels such as mobile phones and the internet.”

About Unisys

Unisys (NYSE:UIS) is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 26,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In particular, statements in this release regarding the anticipated value of the contract are based upon assumptions regarding performance of the contract continuing for its full term. Because the agreement is terminable by the Victorian Department of Transport for its convenience before the end of its term, the estimated value of the engagement is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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