May 20

ACS launches its new ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI

HONG KONG , 20 May, 2011 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, 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), introduces its new ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI for contact and contactless smart card applications.

ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI are the latest additions to the ACOS portfolio, which boasts of contact and hybrid smart cards that have been widely used in many applications across the globe. Now, with its new combi- cards, ACS offers a solution where a single card can be used for smart card applications using different card interfaces—ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI—which support contact and contactless interfaces using a single chip. Alternatively, they can also be designed to support the contactless interface only.


Current applications using ACOS3 and ACOS10 contact or hybrid cards are compatible with ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI. With its sophisticated security features, ACOS3 COMBI is particularly applicable to payment and e-purse applications, as well as customer loyalty programs, physical access control, corporate identity and healthcare management systems. Meanwhile, being compliant with China’s PBOC 2.0 EDEP standard, a national standard that is compatible to EMV2000, ACOS10 COMBI caters to contactless micro-payment operations, particularly in the fields of transportation, campus applications, food merchandising, parking toll, banking, and more. Security provided by both cards can also be enhanced with the ACOS6 Security Access Module (SAM), which performs Mutual Authentication, Secure Messaging, Key Diversification and Key Injection to augment security in various applications. With all these features and more, ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI are cost-effective and convenient options for application developers and operators all over the world.

Learn more about ACS’s combi- cards at:


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