May 04

ACS Launches USB Type C Readers for ACR39U Series

HONG KONG, 04, May, 2017 – 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), launched two new readers, the ACR39U-UF Smart Card Reader and ACR39U-NF PocketMate II. Both readers feature a USB Type C connector, but have different form factors.

ACR39U-UF Smart Card Reader comes in a palm-sized form factor, with a scratch-resistant matte finish. Meanwhile, ACR39U-NF PocketMate II is no bigger than a USB stick. It transforms into a reader for full-sized smart cards through a swivel motion.

The USB Type C connector increases convenience for users because it can be inserted any side up into the USB port and can be plugged into mobile devices. The Type C connector is a less bulky alternative that works with other emerging standards, such as USB power delivery and USB 3.1 for faster processing speed. It is also compliant with PC/SC and CCID standards.

Because of their high-performing ACR39U core, the readers are suitable for demanding applications. Security is assured through compliance with major certifications. The flat-bottomed form factor of the ACR39U-UF makes it ideal for desk-based transactions, e.g. at-home access to e-government services. Meanwhile, the USB stick form factor of ACR39U-NF makes it ideal for field-based use, e.g. for enabling logical access to representatives constantly on the road.

The readers support ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5 V, 3 V, and 1.8 V) and microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. They also support a wide variety of smart cards, including memory cards, and even the United States Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and SIPRNET Card. Drivers are compatible with operating systems such as Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®. These ACR39U readers may be used on mobile devices running on Android™ versions 3.1 and later.

For more information about ACR39U readers, visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

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