Category Archives: Android

ACS Launches Online Demo Webpage and Loyalty and E-Purse Demo

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS) has recently put up demo.acs.com.hk , which shows some demo applications that use ACS devices. The first application featured on this page is the e-Purse and Loyalty Demo, which shows users how to create cashier and customer cards, shop for products, top up e-Purse cards, and convert loyalty points to e-Purse value. This is for users who want to come up with point of sale–related applications and loyalty programs.

ACS has developed the online demo webpage to improve its support package for developers. Through sample web applications that are comprehensive and on-demand, developers who want to integrate ACS devices into their applications can learn how to do so anytime and anywhere, even without an ACS representative.

Demos are geared towards users who already have ACS devices.

How to Access ACS’s Online Demo Webpage

  • Go to demo.acs.com.hk.
  • Another way to access the online demo webpage is through www.acs.com.hk. Users simply have to go to Support and Downloads, and then click Online Demo.

Demo Webpage

Demo webpage via acs.com.hk

  • After a simple registration, select Launch Demo. (Note that demos require a java plug-in.)

Demo Webpage

  • Users will also be asked to plug in supported readers/cards. For example, to access the  e-Purse and Loyalty Demo, users will need two ACOS3 Smart Cards and either an ACR38U Smart Card Reader or an ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo Smart Card Reader.

Demo Webpage

  • Then, users can try out the demo.

Demo Webpage

ACS will be announcing other demos as soon as they are put up. Keep tuned for updates!

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Smart Card Reader for Identification

We built the Smart Biz Card, a free application that enables users to create, exchange and store business cards in their Android tablets. Used with an ACR122 NFC Reader and contactless smart card, you can use this app to network more efficiently:

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APG8202 Demo 2

In the demo below, we show how the APG8202 increases security when using credit cards for online purchases via its Challenge-Respond Mode. Since a user will need both an OTP generator and a PIN code to make an online purchase, fraudulent purchases become more difficult:

This demo shows how one can use APG8202’s Challenge-Response Mode, which is the second mode of CAP, to enable both users and merchants to benefit from enhanced security, via an added set of values, the Challenge, that a user must provide aside from his PIN in order to proceed with any transaction.

APG8202 Demo 1

The APG8202 doesn’t just generate security codes. It is also used toauthenticate users. Here we show how users can verify their identity by using the APG8202 with a smart card (something the user has) and a PIN code (something that the user knows).

This demo shows how one can use APG8202’s Identify Mode, which is the first mode of CAP, to enable users to authenticate themselves by inserting their respective cards in the CAP Reader.

ACS Android Library is now up

Smarter mobile apps with ACS’ smart card readers for AndroidTM