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Jul 26

ACS Develops Mobile Card Readers

HONG KONG, 26 Jul, 2013 – 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 a line of Mobile Device Card Readers.

ACS Mobile Card Readers

ACS currently enables mobility by housing powerful readers in the smallest form factors,” says Gilbert Leung, ACS Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It was enough years ago for users to have a reader that fits in the pocket, to be plugged into a PC. But developments in mobile devices have presented us with a new challenge. Mobile devices can now perform many functions of a PC, and many users are starting to prefer the former for the majority of their activities. By developing readers that they can use with smart phones and tablets, ACS is enabling true mobility for such users.”

ACR38U PocketMate II and ACR31ACS has released two new mobile device card readers: the ACR38U PocketMate II and the ACR31 Swipe.

The ACR38U PocketMate II is a token-sized device that transforms into a full-sized smart card reader with a single swivel motion. It houses the ACR38 core, which has been proven to meet the requirements of highly demanding smart card applications.

The ACR38U PocketMate II supports ISO7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V) cards, microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol, and most memory cards. With its Micro USB OTG interface, it can support most smartphones and tablets in the market that run on Android OS. It is compliant with EN60950/IEC60950, ISO7816, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, and RoHS standards, for maximum security and versatility.

Meanwhile, the ACR31 Swipe is a phone jack card reader that supports high and low coercivity magnetic stripe cards and can read tracks 1 and 2 of most ISO7810 and ISO7811–compliant cards, as well as cards compliant to JIS1 and JIS2 standards. It uses AES-128 encryption algorithm to secure transactions.
The ACR31 Swipe supports most Android and iOS devices. To show the functionalities of the ACR31 Swipe, ACS has developed the ACR31 EasySwipe application, an iOS-based demo that shows the functionalities of the ACR31 Swipe Card Reader. An Android version of the application will also be available on Google Play.

ACS will also launch a phone jack card reader that supports magnetic stripe and contactless cards, and a phone jack card reader that supports magnetic stripe and contact cards.

Users who want more information about the PocketMate II and the ACR31 may email info@acs.com.hk.

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