Sep 20

ACS spearheads design innovation with new ACR38U PocketMate

HONG KONG, 20 Sep, 2011 – ACR38U PocketMate Smart Card ReaderAdvanced 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 the latest addition to its PC-Linked Smart Card Reader SeriesACR38U PocketMate. A device as small as a USB thumb drive, ACR38U PocketMate is designed to transform into a reader for full-sized smart cards with a single swivel motion.

Thanks to key developments in the telecommunication, banking and e-government sectors, smart card applications are now rapidly being integrated into day-to-day business. More people are now reaping the benefits of smart card-based transactions. People frequently on the go give equal importance to security and convenience. Therefore, it is with these considerations that ACS has developed the new ACR38U PocketMate, which does not compromise any important feature despite its size.

“With more than fifteen years of experience in the industry, ACS focuses not only on its smart card and reader technologies, but also its customer and the market’s needs,” explained Mr. Gilbert Leung, ACS Sales Director. “We are now witnessing the emerging market of users who want to access their smart card applications anytime, anywhere. ACR38U PocketMate is perfect for that kind of market as it is a portable device small enough to be carried in one’s pocket, yet accepts credit card-sized smart cards.”

ACR38U PocketMate Smart Card ReaderACR38U PocketMate Smart Card ReaderACR38U PocketMate is a smart card reader with an unconventional design. With a single push, the device swivels to reveal a slot for a full-sized smart card and can be used with any PC to access various smart card applications, including e-Government, e-Banking and e-Payment, e-Healthcare and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications. Housing the ACR38 core, ACR38U PocketMate supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C cards, microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol and various types of memory cards. It also has compliance with international standards, such as PC/SC, CCID, RoHS, CE, FCC and Microsoft WHQL. With its Plug-and-Play feature, it enables driverless operations once it is connected to the PC via its USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface.

Learn more about ACR38U PocketMate from here.

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