ACS Launches ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal and Software Development Kit

May 8, 2015

ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card TerminalHONG KONG, 8 May, 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), launched the ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal, which combines magnetic stripe, contact, and contactless technologies. ACS also launched the ACR890 Software Development Kit (SDK).

Even as older systems require replacement, companies cannot just throw out systems they have invested in,” says Gilbert Leung, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “We are thus glad to offer solutions that will help companies that are transitioning from, say, magnetic stripe to contactless, or combining different interfaces for their applications. At the same time, our solution has new features to improve the overall experience of users.

ACR890 combines wireless data communication, firmware-upgradeability, and highly interactive user interface features (high-resolution color display, touch screen LCD, audio speaker and built-in thermal printer). It can use different connectivity types (GPRS/3G, Wi-Fi, USB, and serial ports) to communicate with other external devices within a network.

ACR890 accommodates organizations with different technological standards by supporting ISO 7816‒compliant Class A, B, and C cards; ISO 14443‒compliant Type A and B cards; MIFARE Classic Cards; FeliCa Cards; and ISO 7811 Tracks 1, 2, and 3 magnetic stripe cards. Its contactless support makes it ideal for mass-market applications, such as transport, loyalty, and payment. Its contact interface makes it suited for e-government applications, while its magnetic stripe support makes it applicable for loyalty and e-purse applications. It is standalone and handheld, making it primarily a field-based device. However, its different connectivity types make it also suitable for office-based operations.

ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card TerminalMeanwhile, the SDK contains a standalone device demo, a simulation of a bus fare application, and device setting configurations. It also contains sample codes (which include source codes to help users develop their own applications), user manuals, and other reference documents.

ACR890 is versatile, high-performing, and priced competitively,” adds Gilbert. “We are confident that it can become an indispensable part of many solutions worldwide.

ACR890 is also compliant with CE, FCC, and RoHS2. Users who want more information about the ACR890 may email [email protected].

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