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Dec 10

ACS Receives Certificate of Merit for Communications in APICTA Awards 2014

HONG KONG, 10 Dec, 2014 – 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), received a Certificate of Merit for Communications for its contactless smart card reader module technology. The award was given last 30 November in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards.

ACS’s entry is the contactless smart card reader module technology, which refers to the platform for many of its smart card readers, developed based on 13.56MHz NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. APICTA judged the entry based on: uniqueness, market potential, functionalities and features, quality, and application of technology. ACS’ contactless smart card reader module technology stands out from the other entries from different countries in the Asia Pacific region.

ACS’s contactless reader platform enables ACS to be quicker and more flexible in responding to different new market trends and customers’ requests. The contactless smart card reader module may be used in contactless payment terminals, combined with biometric readers for stronger authentication, or used in mobile card readers to enable transactions anywhere. ACS solutions using this technology are consistently among the first to achieve major certifications, and break into new markets.

In the past, we have been recognized for our end-to-end solutions and our individual devices. This time, we were able to gain recognition for the foundation of many of our products,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, who received the award on behalf of ACS. “This award helps validate our contactless technology roadmap, and prove that the faith of stakeholders in our technologies is well-placed.

This success of the contactless smart card reader module technology was further celebrated by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), a non-profit professional organization striving to develop Hong Kong’s IT industry. Every year, HKCS nominates IT products or services that show significant promise societal contributions. This year, ACS was among HKCS’s nominees. ACS was able to share information about its entry in the APICTA Awards 2014-Winners & Merits Sharing Session and Press Conference on 8 December, which convenes the Hong Kong delegates for the APICTA awards, as a way to facilitate knowledge-sharing among Hong Kong’s IT industry players.

For more information on ACS’s solutions using its contactless smart card reader module technology, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

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