Monthly Archives: July 2014

ACS a Speaker in Cardware 2014: Payment and Digital ID Insights

ACS was in the recently held Cardware 2014: Payment and Digital ID Insights. Held on Jun 17 to 18, 2014 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Cardware 2014 covered mainly today’s payment issues and opportunities for mobile, online and secure payments.

Bob Merkert, ACS President for the Americas, presented a paper about prepaid and loyalty solutions, using as a case study the e-PLUS, an end-to-end solution provided by ACS to SM, the largest mall developer, operator, and retail company in the Philippines.

In his presentation, Bob enumerated the functionalities enabled by the e-PLUS, geared towards both operators and consumers; and the benefits and impacts of the system. For more details, click here.

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ACS an Exhibitor and Moderator in NFC Solutions Summit 2014

ACS was at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, USA, for NFC Solutions Summit 2014 from Jun 3 to 4, 2014.

ACS exhibited the ACR122U, a CCID-compliant reader that also supports MIFARE, FeliCa, and ISO 14443 Type A and B technologies; and the ACR122T, a token version of the ACR122U that is both PC/SC and CCID-compliant. ACS will also display the ACR123, a terminal that offers far-ranging compatibility by supporting ISO 14443, MIFARE, MasterCard PayPass, and Visa payWave cards.

ACS also showed its latest contactless reader, the ACR1252, and its latest mobile card reader, the ACR35. The ACR1252 is one of the first in the industry to be certified by the NFC Forum to perform all three NFC modes and guarantee interoperability with other NFC devices. Meanwhile, the ACR35 is a reader for magnetic stripe and contactless cards that enables users to accept cashless payments, even through mobile devices that have no built-in NFC. 

ACS’s President for the Americas, Bob Merkert, was panel moderator for a track panel session on Jun 4. The topic will be: NFC and Identity Access Solutions.

NFC Solutions Summit has been touted as “the leading NFC showcase for the Americas.” Organized by the Smart Card Alliance, the event brings together leaders from different industry sectors to enable a cohesive picture of issues, milestones, and technology advancements in NFC markets. To learn more about the NFC Solutions Summit,

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ACS an Exhibitor in China International Smart Cards, RFID and IOT Exhibition 2014

ACS was an exhibitor in the China International Smart Cards, RFID and IOT Exhibition & Conference 2014. Organized by the State Leading Group Office of Golden Cards Project Coordination, this event is recognized as the largest annual IOT exhibition of its kind in the industry. This year, it  was held in Beijing Exhibition Center on June 3-5. ACS will be in Booth L044, Hall 3. Visitors are invited to drop by the ACS booth to discover a wide variety of ACS products. For more details, click here.