Oct 25

ACS’s ACR320 Ticket Validator Design Lauded in 2013 Hong Kong Awards for Industries

certificate of merit logoHONG KONG, 25 October, 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 been awarded the Machinery and Machine Tools Design Certificate of Merit in the 2013 Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI). The award recognizes ACS’s ACR320 Ticket Validator, a powerful all-in-one Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) device for public transport.

ACR320 Ticket Validator
ACS last received recognition in this category in 2009, when the HKAI awarded a Certificate of Merit to ACS’s eH880 eHealth Smart Card Terminal. Entries are evaluated in terms of innovation, application of technology, functionality, ergonomics, cost performance, marketability, safety, and environmental impact.

Judges have noted that the ACR320 Ticket Validator ensures that “operators receive correct income, by eliminating free-riders or fraud. The product is competitive, inexpensive to build, and the operating cost is low. It has already established a market in several developing countries and has the potential to expand into other regions.

The ACR320 Ticket Validator includes a GPS module, which enables distance-based fare collection and aids in fleet management. Supporting ISO14443 Type A &B, Mifare, and NFC-compliant cards, it is in keeping with the cashless trend, widely predicted to be the way of the future. It is also built with a strong 32-bit ARM11 processor which can complete typical transactions in 300 milliseconds (including recovery and backup).
Apart from the GPS module, it supports different connection modes for data transfer, including Wifi, 3G and Bluetooth. Dust and water-resistant, it is incorporated with over-voltage and over-current protection, card authenticity and validity checking, blacklist checking, and touchscreen capabilities.

This award proves the amount of thought that went into creating the ACR320 Ticket Validator,” says Gilbert Leung, VP for Sales and Marketing. “And the fact that we were recognized by the HKAI twice within 4 years shows how we aim to bring the best device to the market, every single time. This award has inspired us, more than ever, to develop solutions that deliver maximum value and innovation.

For more information on the ACR320 Ticket Validator, please email info@acs.com.hk.

ACR320 Certgilbert in 2013 HKAI



  1. Nikolay

    We are interested in your products (ACR320). We are the developers of AFC systems. Please start a conversation on this topic.

  2. Advanced Card Systems

    Hi Nikolay, i am forwarding your inquiry to our Sales Representatives for faster relay of information. Thanks

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