ACS Launches ACR40U Standard and Premium: Smart Card Readers with Enhanced Security and Firmware Upgradability

January 30, 2024

HONG KONG, 30 January, 2024 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd (ACS), a global leader in smart card technology, today announced the launch of two new products that redefine secure digital transactions: the ACR40U Standard Contact Smart Card Reader and the ACR40U Premium Contact Smart Card Reader. These cutting-edge devices are engineered to offer unparalleled security and convenience in a wide array of applications, from financial services to secure identification.

ACR40U Standard Contact Smart Card Reader


ACR40U Standard Contact Smart Card Reader: Efficiency Meets Security

  • Broad compatibility with smart cards compliant with ISO 7816
  • CCID compliance ensuring plug-and-play simplicity
  • Supports high-speed data transmission up to 600 kbps
  • Streamlined design for ease of use and durability


ACR40U Premium Contact Smart Card Reader


ACR40U Premium Contact Smart Card Reader: Ultimate Flexibility 

  • All the benefits of the ACR40U Standard
  • Exclusive 2-Way card insertion reader stand for versatile use


The ACR40U Series: ACS's New Generation of Smart Card Readers

The ACR40U series represents the next generation of contact smart card reader technology from ACS. Designed with an eye on the future, these readers are not only built to accommodate current security demands but are also poised to tackle the challenges of tomorrow with firmware upgradability. The ACR40U series offers a solution that combines state-of-the-art technology with user-centric design, ensuring a secure, reliable, and flexible user experience.

The ACR40U Standard and Premium smart card readers are now available. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

About ACS

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), 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, 2014 and 2015, 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