Jun 21

ACS combines security and mobility with new ACR880 GPRS portable smart card terminal

HONG KONG, 21 Jun, 2010 — Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s number one supplier of PC-linked smart card readers, today announces the launch of its ACR880 GPRS Portable Smart Card Terminal, along with two new software development kits (SDK), namely the ACR880 SDK and eH880 SDK.

The latest addition to the ACS line of smart card readers with PIN-pad, ACR880 combines smart card security mechanisms with GPRS connectivity to provide users with a secure and convenient way of managing and transmitting information in a variety of applications, including e-Healthcare, e-Government and e-Administration.

With more industries following the trend of digitizing information, it becomes a challenge for smart technology providers to offer products that go beyond current information management systems. Benefits such as reducing paper handling costs and human error, as well as enhancing data search capabilities and security are no longer the only considerations. With the growing reliance on and demand for mobile technology, information nowadays should not only be digital, but they should also be mobile. As such information management tools should be capable of managing information whenever and wherever they are needed.

“ACR880 comes as a product of our tremendous efforts to respond to the new challenges of bringing information management to a whole new level,” expressed Mr. Gilbert Leung, Sales Director of ACS. “Apart from its security features that result from years of our expertise in the smart card technology, the device has been designed to have the versatility to work in a variety of environments and systems.”

Features of the ACR880 allow users to access, store and transmit information through common connectivity mediums, such as GPRS and Ethernet. The device can work as a desktop device and can also be detached from its cradle to work as a fully-functional portable smart card terminal, making the device suitable for both office and field works. Further, ACR880 supports both contact and contactless interfaces, and has Secure PIN Entry (Support) and multiple SAM slots for enhanced security. It comes with a software development kit, which provides tools for developing and customizing smart card applications.

For more information on ACR880, visit http://www.acr880.com/. Meanwhile, the SDK’s may now be purchased at the ACS Global Store at http://www.store.acs.com.hk/

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