ACS Launches ACR32 and ACR35 Mobile Card Readers
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), today launched two new mobile card readers with audio-jack interface: the ACR32 MobileMate, a magnetic stripe and contact smart card reader, and the ACR35 NFC MobileMate, a magnetic stripe card and NFC tag reader.
Both mobile card readers support hi-coercivity and low-coercivity magnetic stripe cards conforming to ISO 7810/ISO 7811 specifications. They interact with mobile devices via the standard 3.5 mm audio jack interface. Each device comes with one bi-color LED and one rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. To secure transactions, both devices are capable of utilizing DUKPT key management system and AES-128 encryption algorithm.
Both devices may be integrated into mobile environments running on iOS (versions 5.0 and above) and Android (versions 2.0 and above). ACS MobileMate App, a demo application for these mobile card readers, is already available on the App Store, and will soon be available on Google Play.
The ACR32 may be plugged into a mobile device, or―because of its USB 2.0 full speed interface―linked to a PC to perform transactions. It works in Windows, Linux and Mac environments. Aside from magnetic stripe cards, it also supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C smart cards, MCU cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol, and most memory cards.
Meanwhile, the ACR35 supports mobile devices exclusively. Aside from magnetic stripe cards, it can access ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE cards, FeliCa cards, and ISO/IEC 18092 NFC tags. The ACR35 is charged via USB cable.
“With all the recent banking and payment developments geared towards consumers, we at ACS think that it only makes sense to develop corresponding solutions for merchants and other institutions,” says Gilbert Leung, ACS’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “If consumers are starting to forego cash, why shouldn’t merchants and institutions be able to forego bulky terminals? Regardless of whether they want to accept magnetic stripe, contact, or contactless payments, ACS will have a device that makes them fully mobile.”
The ACR32 and ACR35 are suitable for mobile banking, mobile payment, e-healthcare, and loyalty applications. ACS also offers other mobile card readers to meet a wider range of requirements. For more information, visit www.acs.com.hk or email [email protected].
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” 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 http://www.acs.com.hk/