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Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (HONG KONG STOCK Exchange: 8210), Founded in 1995, Asia Pacific's number one supplier of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: research report issued by Frost & Sullivan) is one of a select group of global companies at the forefront of the smart card revolution.
Advanced Card Systems Ltd. will be in Smart Card Alliance NFC Solutions Summit 2013 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California, USA from May 15 to 16. Among products that ACS will be showing are ACR123, ACR1251 and ACR122U.
Today, ACS announced the appointment of its President for the Americas, Mr. Robert (Bob) Merkert. Bob will focus on the sales of the core smart card reader products produced by ACS, especially for identification, payments, security, and transit.
From March 5 to 8, 2013, ACS will be exhibiting its NFC products in NFC & Smart World 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. ACS will be exhibiting the ACR122U NFC Reader, ACR1222U-J4, and three members of the ACR38 smart card reader family: ACR38U-I1, ACR38T-D1, and the ACR38U-N1.
One of ACS's contactless readers, the ACR1222U-J4 Web-To Reader, has been shortlisted in the hardware category of the 2012 Sesames Awards, after being shortlisted for the Most Innovative RFID Application category of Smart Card Awards Asia 2012.
ACS's ACR1222U-J4 Web-To Reader, a standalone contactless reader built to send custom URL's to owners of Mobile FeliCa phones, was included in the shortlist of Smart Card Awards Asia 2012 - Most Innovative RFID Application category.
ACS showcased its wide range of smart card technology products, and delivered speeches on NFC payments and two-factor authentication for e-Banking during the 2012 Cartes in Asia Tradeshow and Conference in Hong Kong.
On 25-27 April, 2012, the ACS team will be flying to Singapore to attend Cards & Payments Asia 2012. ACS will be exhibiting its NFC products, and ACS representatives will be joining the event's conferences to discuss NFC applications and trends.
The new ACR100I SIMFlash II by ACS combines smart card reader and memory storage functions to provide a secure medium for storing important files and software data. It also has an embedded Mifare chip that allows it to act as a contactless card. With the ACR100I SIMFlash II users are equipped with a device providing utmost versatility for applications such as e-Government and e-Banking.
The ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo features a dual slot design for full-sized smart cards, which enables smooth and uninterrupted transactions in applications using multiple smart cards. With its ability to hold and process two full-sized smart cards simultaneously, it eliminates the need to alternate between two smart cards required to implement certain applications, including social and healthcare service.
ACS's ACR1281U Contactless Smart Card Reader with extended Application Protocol Data Unit (APDU) support has received certification from Germany's Federal Office for Information Security for its compliance with the country's new e-ID scheme ((neuer Personalausweis, or "nPA"). Following its certification, ACR1281U can now be deployed by different parties to assess this nPA e-ID system.
ACS will be exhibiting its wide range of smart card and reader products at the 2011 CARTES & Identification conference to be held at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte in France from 15 to 17 November, 2011. Visitors are invited to visit the ACS booth at 3-D-080 on the said dates.
The new ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is a dual-interface smart card reader that supports the 13.56 MHz ISO 14443 contactless technology and the ISO 7816 contact card specification. With the emergence of the "All-in-one" card concept, ACR1281U provides users with a powerful and versatile platform to use a single smart card within a city for multiple applications.
The new ACOS3 COMBI and ACOS10 COMBI cards offer a single-chip solution to support applications using different card interfaces. The cards support all-in-one card applications that are gaining more popularity across the globe.
ACS was present at Cards Asia 2011 to unveil its latest contactless payment products and solutions, and participate in the event's conferences with a speech on online banking security and one card solution. Among the new products ACS showcased was the new ACR1281 CAN Reader, which provides CEPAS cardholders with a secure means for authenticating their identity when performing CEPAS transactions.
ACS participated as exhibitor and speaker in the 2011 edition of CARTES in Asia Exhibition and Conference in Hong Kong. ACS showcased its wide range of smart card technology products, including the newly launched APG8201 and APG8202 Dynamic Password Generators; and AET62 and AET65 smart card/ fingerprint readers, as well as delivered a speech in the event's Health & e-service conference.
With flash memory overtaking CD's and floppy disks as the preferred data storage medium, ACS introduces its new ACR101 SIMicro-a USB token that combines smart card reader functionality and MicroSD memory card storage for many smart card applications. Developed based on the success of the 2006 D'ucoty Award winner, ACR100 SIMFlash, ACR101 securely stores important software and application data.
ACS participated in the 12th IC Card World exhibition, Japan's biggest event for smart card and RFID products and solutions. As one of the exhibitors, ACS showcased its latest NFC products, including the ACR122 NFC Reader product line and the highly unique WebTo FeliCa Reader, which facilitates direct mobile marketing to spread time-critical information and augment brand awareness, among others.
The new ACR122L VisualVantage is ACS's first NFC Reader to feature a 2-Line LCD for rich user interaction in many contactless applications. Developed based on the ISO 14443 RFID and ISO 18092 technologies, ACR122L supports a variety of contactless and NFC cards and tags, including Mifare, FeliCa and ISO 14443 Types A and B cards, as well as all three NFC modes.
The new AET65 reader by ACS integrates biometric technology with smart card reader functionality and utilizes multi-factor authentication to enhance the security in many smart card applications. A highly reliable reader, AET65 provides a cost-effective alternative to purely biometrics-based security systems, which pose the downside of expensive and complicated implementation and maintenance.
ACS was declared one of Forbes Asia's "200 Best Under a Billion" companies in 2010. ACS was chosen out of 12,930 public companies in Asia Pacific with actively traded shares and sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion. This recognition came just in time as this year, ACS celebrates its 15th anniversary as a company specializing in the development of smart card and reader technology products.
The new AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor by ACS combines contactless smart card and fingerprint authentication to provide convenience and security in contactless smart card applications. Developed based on the ACR122U NFC Reader core and incorporating a swipe fingerprint sensor, the device leverages the growing worldwide popularity of NFC-based applications.
With the proliferation of identity theft cases among online banking users, it is imperative for the banking sector to adopt sophisticated solutions to secure the online banking environment. The two-factor authentication process offered by the new APG8201 PINhandy 1 and APG8202 PINhandy 2 One-Time Password Generators can prove to be an effective solution to such a vulnerability.
ACS launches its new ACR880 GPRS Portable Smart Card Terminal, he latest addition to its Smart Card Readers with PIN-pad product line. Combining smart card security mechanisms with GPRS connectivity, ACR880 provides users with a secure and convenient way of managing and transmitting digital information in a variety of smart card applications and user environments.
The ACOS6 Multi-application & Purse (MAP) Card and ACOS7 Dual Interface Smart Card by ACS are two versatile smart cards that can address the requirements of current smart card application trends such as multiple e-purses, Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Near Field Communication (NFC).