ACS Elected Member of Smart Card Alliance Steering Committees

SCAHONG KONG, 31 Jan, 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), has been elected as a steering committee member for two Smart Card Alliance (SCA) Industry Councils.

SCA is a “not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.” An SCA Industry Council is a focused group composed of alliance members, working to increase industry collaboration in a specific industry or market segment. Councils are headed by steering committees, which set strategy and direction, as well as approve activities and deliverables.

From 2015 to 2016, Bob Merkert, ACS President for the Americas, will be part of the steering committees for Health and Human Services, and Access Control.

“Membership in these two committees is an excellent opportunity to help accelerate adoption of smart card technology in two key sectors,” says Bob. “Smart card–based healthcare solutions are diverse, ranging from storage of patient records, to prevention of claim fraud. Meanwhile, smart card–based access control encompasses multiple industries, as security becomes a more pressing concern for all. ACS is excited and fortunate to be playing potentially high-impact roles for the smart card industry.”

“ACS is working towards the goal of leadership in the industry,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “We recognize that to reach this goal, we have to help grow the industry. Beyond growing a business, industry growth represents rewards for all stakeholders: improved services, more secure physical and logical networks, and more efficient operations. We look forward to helping make this happen, in collaboration with other SCA members.”

SCA has six active Industry Councils: Access Control, Health and Human Services, Identity, Payments, Transportation, and Mobile and NFC. For more information on SCA Industry Councils and activities, visit www.smartcardalliance.org. For more information on ACS healthcare and access control solutions, email [email protected] or visit www.acs.com.hk.

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. 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", 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/

About Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. Through education, industry and technology councils, events, and outreach programs, the Alliance advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. The Alliance is comprised of over 200 members from a mix of various industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.smartcardalliance.org.