March 19, 2015
HONG KONG, 19 MARCH, 2015 - 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), was an exhibitor in Retail Tech Japan 2015. The event was held from 3 to 6 March in Tokyo.
ACS and its co-presenter, Hitachi Maxell Ltd, conducted on-floor presentations showing projects they have collaborated on. Maxell is a provider for the Energy, Industrial Materials, and Electronic Appliance and Consumer segments. One of the projects shown is a PC logon application, where ACS provided ACR122 NFC readers to enable logical access control. Through ACR122 and a smart card, enterprises and individuals will be able to gain access into personal computers, databases, and other resources more conveniently.
ACS also showed its latest products: ACR35 NFC MobileMate, a mobile card reader that supports magnetic stripe cards and NFC tags, ACR1252, one of the first readers in the industry certified by the NFC Forum to be capable of performing all three NFC modes (read/write, card emulation, and peer-to-peer communication) and ACR123, an intelligent contactless reader supporting multiple contactless payment applications: MasterCard® PayPass™, Visa payWave®, AMEX ExpressPay® and Apple Pay.
Finally, ACS and Maxell also raffled off NFC sports watches, one for each day of the event. That NFC watch demonstrates another of NFC’s possibilities: information pertaining to the user’s sports performance (e.g. running speed) may be stored in the watch. To transfer collected information to a PC for the user’s reference, the watch will simply need to be tapped to the ACR122U NFC reader. The user will then be able to track his own progress and work out a more suitable training plan.
ACS advocates NFC innovation by bringing highly functional readers to the market and by developing comprehensive NFC-based systems. For more information about ACS devices and solutions, email [email protected] or visit www.acs.com.hk.
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 https://www.acs.com.hk/.