Jul 06

ACS Launches ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC Card for e-Banking and e-Payment

HONG KONG, 6 July, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launched ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC card, a Java-powered cryptographic smart card solution compliant with the Global Platform basic financial configuration.

It comes preloaded with a PBOC 3.0-certified applet, making it especially suited for e-banking and e-payment. PBOC 3.0 certification guarantees that ACOSJ-P supports international cryptographic algorithms and complies with the UnionPay standard. It is also QPBOC-compliant, guaranteeing that it further speeds up contactless transactions.

ACOSJ-P is suitable for debit or credit applications, and low-value electronic cash (EC) transfer, among others. Its range of certifications makes it conducive to open-loop systems, which expand partnership opportunities for acquirers, and simplify payment processes for end users. ACOSJ-P has contact, contactless, and dual interface options. It can house multiple applications, and has powerful cryptographic capabilities to ensure that it fully protects such applications.

“ACOSJ-P provides a secure platform for rapid development of many value-adding applets,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Communications. “It combines multi-application support, security, and flexibility to be a competitive option for banks, merchants, and other acquirers.”

For more information about ACOSJ-P, visit http://www.acs.com.hk/ or email info@acs.com.hk.

Jul 06

ACS Launches ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC Card for e-Banking and e-Payment

HONG KONG, 6 July, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launched ACOSJ-P PBOC 3.0 DC/EC card, a Java-powered cryptographic smart card solution compliant with the Global Platform basic financial configuration.

It comes preloaded with a PBOC 3.0-certified applet, making it especially suited for e-banking and e-payment. PBOC 3.0 certification guarantees that ACOSJ-P supports international cryptographic algorithms and complies with the UnionPay standard. It is also QPBOC-compliant, guaranteeing that it further speeds up contactless transactions.

ACOSJ-P is suitable for debit or credit applications, and low-value electronic cash (EC) transfer, among others. Its range of certifications makes it conducive to open-loop systems, which expand partnership opportunities for acquirers, and simplify payment processes for end users. ACOSJ-P has contact, contactless, and dual interface options. It can house multiple applications, and has powerful cryptographic capabilities to ensure that it fully protects such applications.

“ACOSJ-P provides a secure platform for rapid development of many value-adding applets,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Communications. “It combines multi-application support, security, and flexibility to be a competitive option for banks, merchants, and other acquirers.”

For more information about ACOSJ-P, visit http://www.acs.com.hk/ or email info@acs.com.hk.

Apr 27

ACS Shortlisted in Seamless Awards 2017

HONG KONG, 27 April, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), was declared a finalist in Seamless Awards 2017. ACS was recognized under the Seamless Government Experience category for its entry, “Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.”

The entry refers to an initiative launched by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to bring a full spectrum of labor-related transactions online. In 2013, the UAE government’s Ministry of Labor launched an online platform where employers and employees can perform e-government transactions, such as applying for labor permits or submitting employee contracts. End users are authenticated into the platform with an e-certificate contained in their national IDs, as well as a PIN, to prevent impersonation.

The initiative uses ACS’s ACR89 Handheld Smart Card Reader. It is issued directly to companies, and distributed in service kiosks throughout the country. ACR89 is used to authenticate users through their national ID. This smart card reader with PIN-pad has been chosen for the project because of its tamper resistance, plug-and-play operation, long battery life, and low energy consumption. Of particular note is its Secure PIN Entry (SPE) support, which prevents exposure of the user PIN to personal computers and threats associated with them, as well as its tamper detection switch, which prompts the device to destroy contained data once it detects unauthorized intrusion.

“We are glad that years after launch, this project has indeed proven to improve the delivery of e-government services to UAE,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We hope that with this case as an example, more governments will look closer at the benefits that they can provide citizens through smart card-based technologies.”

For more information about ACS’s PINpad readers or other e-government solutions, visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

Apr 26

ACS an Exhibitor in Seamless Middle East 2017

HONG KONG, 26 April, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will participate in Seamless Middle East 2017 on 1 to 2 May 2017, in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center in the United Arab Emirates. ACS will be in Booth C14, Za’abeel Hall 4. Visitors are invited to visit our booth!

ACS will show its latest smart terminals, such as ACR900 Banking POS Terminal, which also supports all three technologies while being especially compliant with international banking standards, and ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal, which incorporates contact, contactless, and magnetic stripe technologies. ACS will also show its ultra-handy mobile and contact readers: ACR39U-UF Smart Card Reader, a palm-sized contact card reader with a USB Type C connector; APG8201 PINhandy, a USB smart card reader with PIN-pad; ACR1255U-J1 Secure Bluetooth® Reader, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) NFC reader; and ACR3901U-S1 Secure Bluetooth Contact Card Reader, a BLE contact card reader.

Formerly known as Cards and Payments Middle East, Seamless Middle East will cover technologies for payments, e-commerce, and retail. Seamless Middle East 2017 features 75 on-floor demos, 350 international exhibitions, and live interviews with industry gurus.

For more information on the event, click here. For more information on ACS products and solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

Mar 23

ACS to Participate in the 19th China Expressway Informatization Seminar and Technical Products Expo

HONG KONG, 23 March 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will exhibit in the 19th China Expressway Informatization Seminar and Technical Products Expo on 30-31 March 2017, at Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center in China. In addition to showcasing its latest products for intelligent transportation systems (ITS), ACS will give live demonstrations of highway ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) card top-up, balance checking, transaction records viewing and card renewal. This will enable visitors to fully experience the convenience and flexibility that ITS could bring. ACS will be in Booth A226, Hall 2. Visitors are invited to visit our booth!

This year’s event is geared towards participants from all around the highway industry in China. ACS attaches great importance to the event and will exhibit its latest products including: ACR1255U-J1 Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader, ACR3901U-S1 Secure Bluetooth® Contact Card Reader, ACR38U-ND PocketMate II mobile smart card reader, ACR35 Micro Payment Reader and ACR1256 Micro-Payment Reader. ACS will also demonstrate Beijing Sutong ETC “Easy Top-Up” Solution and Anhui ETC Mobile Top-Up Solution, both of which are mainly used for online reloading of ETC cards with a PC or mobile device.

So far ACS has helped transportation departments in Beijing, Anhui, Zhejiang, Shandong and Tianjin to solve difficulties in topping up ETC cards for hundreds of thousands of users. ETC national networking combined with the urgent need for urban intelligent transportation construction, is bound to promote ETC from simple toll collection applications to urban intelligent transportation-related sectors like smart parking, congestion charge, or traffic information collection and broadcast. Consequently, there will be rising needs of ETC card top-up. Those will increase potential for the ETC reloading market. To this end, ACS is now working with multiple provincial transport departments to develop a new generation of ETC solution using latest Bluetooth NFC card readers, which will contribute to the China expressway industry’s acceleration into the era of mobile networking.

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