Nov 19

ACS Shortlisted in Payments Awards 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), qualified as finalist in two categories of Payments Awards 2014―Best Contactless Payments Project and Engagement and Loyalty Scheme of the Year.

For both categories, ACS entered e-PLUS TaptoPay, its end-to-end loyalty and payment solution for SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall developer, operator and retail company in the Philippines.

e-PLUS TaptoPay enables cashless payments through a stored value contactless card. The solution covers SM malls nationwide, SM entertainment and parking facilities, transport shuttles, major fast food outlets and convenience stores, schools, bookstores, cafeterias, and printers. Given its reach, e-PLUS TaptoPay is unparalleled in demonstrating to Filipinos the benefits of smart card technology, while making operations more efficient and secure for SM and its partner providers.

“We are pleased that our solutions are being recognized in the international arena,” says Gilbert Leung, ACS’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “The scalability of e-PLUS helps make contactless payment acceptance more accessible to merchants of all sizes. Instead of deploying their own systems, merchants may just partner with SM, saving set-up costs and gaining instant access to a large base of customers. Meanwhile, consumers get the most out of this loyalty program, since they can now reap rewards from a vast selection of merchants and service providers through just one card. We are confident that the e-PLUS is doing its significant share in exposing the Philippine market to better possibilities.”

Winners will be announced on 20 Nov 2014 in an awards gala dinner and ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, UK. For more information on ACS’s end-to-end solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

Oct 28

ACS an Exhibitor in Smart Card Alliance Government Conference 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), will participate in the Smart Card Alliance Government Conference 2014, to be held in Washington DC, USA from Oct 29 to 30, 2014. ACS will also be a moderator in one of the event’s track sessions.

Smart Card Alliance Government Conference is the largest annual showcase for government projects in ID and security. This year, the conference will be held in Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It convenes over 75 speakers and a wide variety of technology leaders. On Oct 30, Mr. Robert Merkert, ACS President for the Americas, will moderate a discussion on international ID security use cases.

ACS will exhibit the ACR39U, a CAC and PIV card reader with a high read/write speed of 600 kbps. ACS will also be showing demos of the ACR39T, a SIM-sized contact smart card reader with USB or MicroUSB OTG interface; and the ACR3901U-S1, a mobile contact card reader with Bluetooth 4.0 to facilitate government application on mobile platform.

For more information on Smart Card Alliance Government Conference 2014, visit www.govsmartid.com. For information on e-government and security solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

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.

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