HONG KONG, 10 Jul, 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 released its next-generation high-speed smart card reader, the ACR39U. The ACR39 boasts greater speed than its predecessors, while maintaining the same level of cost-effectiveness and workmanship that ACS’s readers became known for.
The ACR39U has a read/write speed of up to 600Kpbs and has protocol and parameters selection (PPS). It also has short-circuit protection, increasing its suitability for highly demanding applications. To ensure versatility, ACR39U was designed to support ISO7816 Class A, B and C cards, microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol, as well as most memory cards in the market.
CCID-compliant, this plug-and-play PC-linked reader has a USB 2.0 full-speed interface which allows the reader to be easily integrated into any computing environment, such as Windows, Linux, and Mac. The ACR39U can also be used with any mobile application that runs on Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb and higher.
The ACR39U is among the US General Services Administration (GSA) Approved Products List, and is compatible with the DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and the HSDP-12 PIV card. It has also been approved as a Transparent Reader under GSA’s FIPS201 Approved Products List, establishing ACS as a trusted source of contact smart card readers for government agencies and other organizations.
ACR39U is compliant and certified with major international standards, including: ISO7816, CE, FCC, VCCI, EMV 2000 Level 1, PBOC, Microsoft WHQL and RoHs 2. As the ACR39U is released into the market, ACS will work towards acquiring additional certifications, as a testament to the product’s excellence.
“We have improved the world’s first PC-linked reader,” says Mr. Gilbert Leung, Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “We hope that ACS will be able to exceed the innovation that we have displayed in our previous readers, and be of greater service to users of smart card applications.”