ACS Launches ACR39T-A1 and ACR39T-A3
Hong Kong, Aug. 13, 2014 – 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), today launched two new readers for SIM-sized smart cards: ACR39T-A1, a PC-linked reader, and ACR39T-A3, a mobile card reader.
Both readers support ISO 7816 SIM-sized smart cards, GSM 11.11-compliant cards, various memory cards, and microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. Upon request, both devices can also support micro-SIM‒sized cards. These ultra-portable devices are compliant and certified with major international standards, including CE, FCC, RoHs and WHQL, and have a read/write speed of 600 Kbps.
The ACR39T-A1 is PC/SC and CCID-compliant, and is therefore easily integrated into Windows®, Linux and Mac environments. It also works with mobile devices running on Android™ 3.1 and above. Even at a mere 8.5 grams, the ACR39T-A1 is still powerful enough to support e-government, e-banking and e-payment, e-healthcare, public key infrastructure (PKI), network security, access control, and loyalty applications.
Meanwhile, the ACR39T-A3 has a micro-USB OTG interface, and supports mobile devices running on Android 3.1 and above. This 7.9-gram device is suitable for mobile banking and payment, e-healthcare, and loyalty applications.
“ACS has always provided users with a wide array of options, to cater to every need. These two devices were developed with users’ functional, aesthetic, and mobility requirements in mind,” says Gilbert Leung, ACS’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “Regardless of whether the market prefers to use readers with PCs or mobile devices, these additions to our PC-linked and mobile card reader lines ensure that the benefits of smart card technology are always at its fingertips.”
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 http://www.acs.com.hk/.