Sep 15

ACS a Speaker and Sponsor in NFC Bootcamp 2014

 

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Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will be a speaker and sponsor in NFC Bootcamp 2014, which will be held on Sept 18 to 19 in New York City, the United States.

NFC Bootcamp has been recognized as the most comprehensive series of globally delivered NFC education programs. The event aims to disseminate best practices to help businesses use NFC, under the guidance of NFC experts. The NFC Bootcamp will also feature The NFC Showcase™, where NFC-related products and hands-on training will be offered, to help businesses build an NFC campaign immediately.

Mifare NFC Readers - ACR122U NFC Contactless Smart Card Reader SDK

In addition to speaking about NFC, ACS will also provide all attendees with the technology they need to build an NFC campaign, including contactless cards,ACR122Uand ACR122T contactless readers, and software development kits.

“We encourage businesses to participate in this event,” says Robert Merkert, ACS’s President for the Americas, . “Consumers today expect businesses to immediately respond to their needs, even while consumers are on the go. Integrating NFC into business and marketing programs will help businesses instantly deliver information or provide service to consumers anywhere.”

Users interested in NFC solutions are encouraged to email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk. To get more information of NFC Bootcamp, please visit:www.nfcbootcamp.com/.

Sep 15

ACS Among Forbes Asia’s Best Under a Billion 2014

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), has been chosen as one of Forbes Asia’s Best Under a Billion companies in 2014. This is the second time that ACS has been included in the list, the first being in 2010.

The unranked list is comprised of 200 top-performing Asia-Pacific companies, selected from a pool of 17,000 publicly listed companies with revenues between USD 5 million and USD 1 billion. According to Forbes, eligible companies must not only be profitable; they must also be consistently growing, and with modest indebtedness. Candidates must also be free from major legal trouble and questionable accounting or management practices.

In the past three years, ACS has consistently exceeded its own sales targets resulting in steady profit growth. ACS’s sales revenue in 2013 was historically the highest ever achieved. An annual customer satisfaction survey among ACS clients shows that as of 2014, clients regard their relationship with the company as very good (on a five-point scale ranging from very poor, poor, neutral, good to very good) -which ACS attributes to the trust established between itself and partners, and the simplicity and transparency characterizing ACS business contracts.

“The Best Under a Billion List is not a compilation of top performers in the technology industry. Rather, it is a list that covers all industries, such as manufacturing, construction, software and so forth,” says Denny Wong, founder and CEO of ACS. “We are proud to be part of the list that is screened based not only on profits, but overall excellence, including evidence of integrity. ACS will strive to maintain a standard of excellence in all aspects of our business.”

Sep 15

ACS Launches ACR39T-A1 and ACR39T-A3

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), today launched two new readers for SIM-sized smart cards:ACR39T-A1, a PC-linked reader, and ACR39T-A3, a mobile card reader.

Both readers support ISO 7816 SIM-sized smart cards, GSM 11.11-compliant cards, various memory cards, and microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. Upon request, both devices can also support micro-SIM‒sized cards. These ultra-portable devices are compliant and certified with major international standards, including CE, FCC, RoHs and WHQL, and have a read/write speed of 600 Kbps.

The ACR39T-A1 is PC/SC and CCID-compliant, and is therefore easily integrated into Windows®, Linux and Mac environments. It also works with mobile devices running on Android™ 3.1 and above. Even at a mere 8.5 grams, the ACR39T-A1 is still powerful enough to support e-government, e-banking and e-payment, e-healthcare, public key infrastructure (PKI), network security, access control, and loyalty applications.

Meanwhile, the ACR39T-A3 has a micro-USB OTG interface, and supports mobile devices running on Android 3.1 and above. This 7.9-gram device is suitable for mobile banking and payment, e-healthcare, and loyalty applications.

“ACS has always provided users with a wide array of options, to cater to every need. These two devices were developed with users’ functional, aesthetic, and mobility requirements in mind,” says Gilbert Leung, ACS’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “Regardless of whether the market prefers to use readers with PCs or mobile devices, these additions to our PC-linked and mobile card reader lines ensure that the benefits of smart card technology are always at its fingertips.”

For more information on these SIM-sized smart card readers or other mobile or PC-linked solutions, users can visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

Aug 15

ACS an Exhibitor in IOTE 2014

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), a top worldwide supplier of smart cards and smart card readers, will be an exhibitor in International Internet of Things Technologies and Smart China Application Exhibition (IOTE) 2014. Organized by IOT World, this event is the largest exhibition of its kind in China. It is an important showcasing and trading platform for the whole industry chain of IOT, RFID technologies in China. Since its first event held successfully six years ago, the scale of this expo has expanded fast by 20% every year. This year it will be held in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on August 14 – 16. ACS will be in Booth B60, Hall 2. Visitors are invited to drop by the ACS booth to discover a wide variety of ACS products.

As a frontrunner in the smart card industry, ACS will display its newly launched products including ACR123, an EMV level 1–certified terminal for MasterCard Paypass and Visa PayWave contactless payment applications; ACR1251U, a CCID-compliant NFC reader that supports card read/write operations, card emulation and P2P communication; ACR1252U, a NFC Forum-certified reader; ACR1256U, a reader for personal online top-up applications that is capable to support PKI management; ACR89U-A2, a handheld smart card reader with PIN-pad that offers contact and contactless support and may be equipped with a thermal printer, ACR1281U-K1, a residents’ health card reader with financial functions specifically developed for the Chinese market, ACR38U-R4, a PC-linked reader for both full-sized and SIM-sized smart cards; ACR33, a contact smart card reader with dual slots, designed for social security card applications; ACR31, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards; ACR32, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards and contact cards; and ACR35, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards and NFC tags. ACS products are the ideal choice for applications in network security, identification, e-banking, industrial and commercial taxation, transportation and so on.

ACS will also feature some members of its smart card family: ACOS5, a smart card that allows multiple secure PKI applications in one card and is compliant with EAL5+ specification; ACOS6 SAM, a secure access module card; ACOS7, an all-in-one card that has been certified by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) standard in China; ACOS10, a smart card that received the China PBOC 2.0 EDEP certification; and ACOS-LITE, a CPU card for high-level security and low-cost solutions. Visitors attending the fair are invited to visit our booth.
Date: August 14-16, 2014 (Shenzhen)
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
ACS Booth: #B60, Hall 2

Jul 03

ACS a Speaker in Cardware 2014: Payment and Digital ID Insights

HONG KONG, 25 June, 2014 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), was in the recently held Cardware 2014: Payment and Digital ID Insights. Held on Jun 17 to 18, 2014 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Cardware 2014 covered mainly today’s payment issues and opportunities for mobile, online and secure payments.

Bob Merkert, ACS President for the Americas, presented a paper about prepaid and loyalty solutions, using as a case study the e-PLUS, an end-to-end solution provided by ACS to SM, the largest mall developer, operator, and retail company in the Philippines.

The e-PLUS system includes a contactless stored value card. In SM malls, the card may be used for cashless payments in cinemas, parking facilities, amusement centers, food courts, and so forth. The card is also accepted in certain schools, bookstores and printers. In his presentation, Bob enumerated the functionalities enabled by the e-PLUS, geared towards both operators and consumers; and the benefits and impacts of the system.

For more information on loyalty, prepaid and end-to-end e-payment solutions, email info@acs.com.hk.

 

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