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Oct 02

ACS Launches ACR3901U-S1 Bluetooth® Contact Card Reader

ACR3901U-S1_Right_250x250HONG KONG, 2 October, 2015 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), today launched the ACR3901U-S1 Bluetooth Contact Card Reader. The ACR3901U-S1 works with mobile devices to support contact smart cards, even without a physical connection to any terminal.

ACR3901U-S1 works with devices running on Android™ 4.3 or higher, iOS 6.0 or higher, and Windows 8 or higher, and MAC OS. It supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards, most memory cards, and microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol. This compact mobile card reader is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, which makes it suitable for use anywhere.

Devices supporting Bluetooth Smart® (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE), like ACR3901U-S1, are suited not only for conventional applications such as file exchange and entertainment, but also for health and fitness, security, etc. BLE enables running off a tiny battery for extended periods, and has a communication range similar to Bluetooth Classic. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group estimates that BLE-supporting smartphones will exceed 90 percent by the end of 2018.

Aside from its BLE interface, ACR3901U-S1 also has a USB Interface, which enables PC-linked operations and device charging. A built-in switch will help the user toggle between PC-linked and charging modes. It is also USB firmware upgradeable, ensuring that the user can easily keep pace with fast-changing technology scenarios.

“The ACR3901U-S1 takes mobility to another level,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ACS. “After we have launched smart card readers that are simply plugged into mobile devices, we are now offering a smart card reader that requires no connection to a smartphone or tablet, but still enables such devices to perform smart card–based transactions. We are pleased to be able to develop devices ensuring that smart card technology is always at the user’s fingertips.”

For more information about the ACR3901U-S1 or other mobile card readers, email info@acs.com.hk or visit www.acs.com.hk.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Advanced Card Systems Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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