ACS Receives Certificate of Merit for Communications in APICTA Awards 2014
Hong Kong, December 10, 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), received a Certificate of Merit for Communications for its contactless smart card reader module technology. The award was given last 30 November in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards.
ACS’s entry is the contactless smart card reader module technology, which refers to the platform for many of its smart card readers, developed based on 13.56MHz NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. APICTA judged the entry based on: uniqueness, market potential, functionalities and features, quality, and application of technology. ACS’ contactless smart card reader module technology stands out from the other entries from different countries in the Asia Pacific region.
ACS’s contactless reader platform enables ACS to be quicker and more flexible in responding to different new market trends and customers’ requests. The contactless smart card reader module may be used in contactless payment terminals, combined with biometric readers for stronger authentication, or used in mobile card readers to enable transactions anywhere. ACS solutions using this technology are consistently among the first to achieve major certifications, and break into new markets.
“In the past, we have been recognized for our end-to-end solutions and our individual devices. This time, we were able to gain recognition for the foundation of many of our products,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, who received the award on behalf of ACS. “This award helps validate our contactless technology roadmap, and prove that the faith of stakeholders in our technologies is well-placed.”
This success of the contactless smart card reader module technology was further celebrated by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), a non-profit professional organization striving to develop Hong Kong’s IT industry. Every year, HKCS nominates IT products or services that show significant promise societal contributions. This year, ACS was among HKCS’s nominees. ACS was able to share information about its entry in the APICTA Awards 2014-Winners & Merits Sharing Session and Press Conference on 8 December, which convenes the Hong Kong delegates for the APICTA awards, as a way to facilitate knowledge-sharing among Hong Kong’s IT industry players.
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. ACS is the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. In 2010 and 2014, ACS was listed in Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion” list, an inter-industry list comprised of 200 top-performing publicly listed companies in the Asia-Pacific, with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion. 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/.
Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) is comprised of national ICT organizations representing their respective economies. APICTA aims to build and enhance a network that promotes ICT; enhances technology innovation, capability and adoption; and encourages the development of indigenous ICT solutions for the global market. For more information, visit www.apicta.net.