Oct 07

ACS Discusses Non-Payment NFC in IoTE 2016

HONG KONG, 18 August 2016, – 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), participated in the 2016 Shenzhen International Internet of Things and Smart Card Exhibition (IoTE), held from 18 to 20, August, in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Mr. Kingway Yang, ACS Sales Manager, also presented a talk regarding non-payment NFC in the exhibition’s payment forum session.

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Kingway introduced NFC technology, enumerated the NFC payment solutions and other successful NFC applications outside of payment, and discussed secure elements (SE) that are usually required by NFC payment transactions. With the advent of NFC, connected commerce is no longer confined to accessing websites to participate in transactions. Consumers, for example, can use a mobile device to snap a promotional coupon on the street, log onto a mobile commerce site, receive information from a business, and even review past purchases. As long as a customer has an NFC device, anywhere can be a touchpoint for interaction with a business. Businesses can become truly connected to a consumer’s daily routine non-intrusively. Meanwhile, connected commerce enables customers to complete the entire shopping process without taking out a physical wallet or going to a brick-and-mortar establishment.

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ACS has long encouraged companies to leverage on the potential of NFC to improve services and maximize benefits for different stakeholders. For more information about NFC or NFC products, visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

Sep 21

ACS Launches ACOSJ Java Card

HONG KONG, 21 September, 2016 – 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 ACOSJ, a cryptographic smart card solution that is powered by Java and compliant with GlobalPlatform Card specifications.

ACOSJ provides a secure platform for rapid application development of many value-adding applets, including e-banking, e-payment, loyalty, e-government, and public key infrastructure (PKI). ACOSJ has a fast read/write speed, is highly durable, and can house multiple secure applications. It comes in contact, contactless, and dual interface options. It is listed on the GlobalPlatform website as one of the products to present a successful test report from a GlobalPlatform-qualified laboratory.

ACOSJ is equipped with powerful cryptographic capabilities. These functionalities enhance the security and performance of cryptographic operations and data management, both of which are essential to fulfilling the security requirements of smart card applications.

ACOSJ employs AES, DES/3DES, RSA, ECC, SM, SEED and SHA-1/2 support. ACOSJ is either certified or compliant with the following standards: Java Card 3.0.4 Classic, Global Platform 2.2.1, Mapping Guidelines v1.0.1, CC EAL5+ (chip level), and EMVCo (chip level).

ACOSJ card body can be customized upon request, such as modifications on full color artwork, text embossing and security printing, as well as addition of signature panels and magnetic strips.

“ACOSJ provides elevated security and flexibility,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “Through a single card, developers get an interoperable execution platform that can store and update multiple applications. It is also compatible with existing standards. It does these while providing security to the developer’s solutions.”

For clients who are looking for a secure payment card product, ACS also developed the ACOSJ-P payment card solution, which is compliant with the UnionPay Card standard. The built-in PBOC 3.0 application works with the ACOSJ platform to enable payment functions (e.g. debit, credit and QuickPass).

For more information about ACOSJ and other smart card technologies, visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

Aug 23

ACS Wins Award for Best Solution in Golden Pine Award 2015

HONG KONG, 23 August 2016 – 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), won the Best Solution Prize in Golden Pine Award 2015. ACS’s entry is an ETC (electronic toll collection) card mobile top up solution, provided by its subsidiary in China, ACS Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd. The solution is for China toll road operators in Beijing, Anhui and Zhejiang.

“Golden Pine Award” is geared toward the mobile payment industry and has been held for the second year in 2016. The award winners were announced on the 10th Payment China Summit that was organized by Shine Media, Shanghai Pudong Finance Promotion Association, and the mpaypass network.

Best solution award: ETC card mobile top up solution for China toll road operators

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By the end of 2015, most provinces across China had realized the networking of expressway ETC. Statistics show that by the end of 2020, the car ownership in China will be 200 million; the mileage of expressways in China will amount to 160,000 km; and there will be 7500 toll stations on toll expressways nationwide. But problems also come when the construction of expressways accelerates to increase the traffic mileage: inefficient manual toll collection, traffic jam and environmental pollution near toll stations. These impose considerable pressure on government and highway management departments. Above all, the corresponding problem to be addressed lies in the inconvenience for 21.05 million ETC users to top up ETC cards and check their balance.

For this reason, ACS has followed the trend of mobile networking, to launch the ETC mobile top up solution. So far the solution has been successfully used in expressways in Beijing, Anhui, Zhejiang and so on. It helps toll road operators greatly enhance operation and management efficiency, reduce manual service cost, and improve the level of service. And not only that, these ETC card users can now access the convenient top up service for “one card, all pass” on expressways.

Aug 18

ACS an Exhibitor and Speaker in IoTE 2016

HONG KONG, 17 August, 2016 – 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), will be an exhibitor in the 2016 Shenzhen International Internet of Things and Smart China Exhibition (IoTE). This year, the event will be held in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on August 18 to 20. ACS will present a talk entitled, “Non-Payment NFC” for the exhibition’s forum session. Attendees are encouraged to visit our booth at B57 in Hall 2 and exchange information.

A frontrunner in the smart card industry, ACS will display its newly launched products including: ACOSJ, a cryptographic smart card solution that is powered by Java and compliant with GlobalPlatform Card specifications; ACR1255U-J1, a smart card reader that combines NFC and Bluetooth® technology; ACR1256U, a USB contactless reader that supports PKI management; ACR123, an EMV level 1 and level 2–certified terminal for MasterCard® PayPass™, Visa payWave® and American Express® ExpressPay contactless payment applications; ACR3901U, a Bluetooth® Smart Card Reader, which supports contact smart cards without a physical connection to any terminal; ACR900, a banking point-of-sale (POS) terminal; ACR35, an audio jack reader for magnetic stripe cards and NFC tags; and CryptoMateNano, a cryptographic USB token that weighs only a little over four grams. ACS will also display a reader module for the second generation ID card in China – the ACM1283U-Y3. This product is designed to support contactless card/ second generation ID card dual applications.

For more information on IoTE, visit at http://eng.iotexpo.com.cn/. For more information on smart card products and solutions, email info@acs.com.hk or visit ACS at http://www.acs.com.hk.

Aug 01

ACS an Exhibitor in China International Smart Cards, RFID and IOT Exhibition 2016

HONG KONG, 01 August, 2016 – 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), attended China International Smart Cards, RFID and IOT Exhibition & Conference 2016, held in the Beijing Exhibition Center. ACS was in booth L043, Hall 2.

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Organized by the State Leading Group Office of Golden Cards Project Coordination, this event is recognized as the largest annual IOT exhibition of its kind in the industry. A frontrunner in the smart card industry, ACS displayed its newly launched products by their applications, such as: ACR3901U-S1 Bluetooth® Contact Card Reader, ACR35 NFC MobileMate, and ACR38U-ND PocketMate II (for mobile commerce & security); ACR39U-U1 Smart Card Reader and ACM1283 2nd-Generation ID Card Reader (for identity & IT security); ACOSJ Java Card, ACR123 Intelligent Contactless Reader, and ACR900 Mobile POS Terminal (for banking, payment & EMV); ACR1251 Contactless NFC Reader, ACR1255 Intelligent Bluetooth NFC Reader, and ACR122U NFC Reader (for NFC applications, etc.). ACS products are the ideal choice for applications in network security, identification, e-banking, industrial and commercial taxation, transportation and so on.

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