April 9, 2015
HONG KONG, 09 Apr, 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), is a finalist in the loyalty category of Contactless and Mobile Awards (CMA) 2015.
CMA recognizes companies, organizations, and retailers who have done the most to embrace near field communication (NFC) technology, and implement it in day-to-day activities. CMA is sponsored by Visa. Winners will be announced on 28 April, in the Contactless Intelligence Conference in London, UK.
ACS’s entry is e-PLUS Tap to Pay, an end-to-end loyalty, e-payment, and automated fare collection (AFC) solution for SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM), the largest mall operator, developer, and retail company in the Philippines.
In its first year of operation, e-PLUS received extensive international recognition. It has also been presented in trade shows and conferences, and is considered the most far-reaching system of its kind in the Philippines-an important first step towards educating the general Filipino public on the benefits of smart card technology. As a testament to the effectiveness of NFC in facilitating faster and more rewarding transactions for the Filipino public, e-PLUS has exceeded its adoption targets, such that SM is now aiming to have ten million cardholders in five years.
“Our projects prove how ACS champions NFC,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “e-PLUS and our other projects have continued to raise consumer awareness about NFC and use NFC to improve the day-to-day activities of end users.”
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. 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/
Contactless Intelligence’s Contactless & Mobile Awards are presented to those companies, organizations and retailers who have done the most to embrace and implement contactless/NFC technology into their day-to-day operating practices. It honours achievements across a wide range of sectors and countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. For more information, visit http://contactlessintelligence.com/cma-finalists-2015/.