ACS Awarded NFC Forum Certification for ACR1252U

ACS Awarded NFC Forum Certification for ACR1252U

Hong Kong, 01 Nov, 2013–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), has received the NFC Forum Certification for its ACR1252U.

The ACR1252U is a next-generation USB NFC reader and one of the first NFC Forum-certified readers in the industry. This contactless reader builds on 13.56 MHz and ISO14443 contactless technologies, which are among the most widely adhered to standards in the industry.

Being authorized to use the NFC Forum Certification Mark proves that the ACR1252U can truly perform the three NFC modes: card emulation, reader and peer-to-peer (P2P). The ACR1252U performs these by mimicking an NFC card/tag, reading an NFC card/tag and interacting with other NFC mobile phones/devices, respectively.

Together, these technical features mean that the ACR1252U is good not only for traditional network security and loyalty applications, but also for some interesting and creative NFC applications, such as smart posters, mobile payments, and file exchange with other NFC devices.

The NFC Forum Certification is also an industry gold standard of compliance that guarantees a level of interoperability with other NFC devices. Given the foreseen upsurge of NFC devices and applications, this interoperability makes devices more versatile and widens options for users.

“The NFC Forum certification was awarded to ACR1252U after a series of laboratory tests. It is another ACS milestone and a proof of our R&D efforts devoted to NFC technology,” said Gilbert Leung, VP of Sales and Marketing. “ACS is happy and excited to be one of the forerunners in creating and facilitating adoption of different NFC applications.”

Engineering samples of the ACR1252U will be available at the end of 2013. Users who want to be updated regarding sample availability or ask about other NFC solutions may email [email protected].

About ACS

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers, as well as the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. One of the companies on Forbes Asia’s 2010 “Best Under a Billion” list, a prestigious list of 200 top-performing companies with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion, selected from 12,930 publicly listed enterprises in Asia Pacific, ACS develops a wide range of high quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes them to over 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at

About NFC Forum

The Near Field Certification Forum advances use of NFC technology through: developing and promoting standards-based NFC specifications; ensuring that products claiming NFC capabilities comply with NFC Forum specifications; and educating consumers and enterprises worldwide about NFC technology. Through these efforts, the NFC forum ensures interoperability among solutions, and “provides a highly stable framework for extensive application development, seamless interoperable solutions, and security for NFC-enabled transactions.” Learn more about the NFC Forum at