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ACR89U-A2 Demo Videos

We have come out with 3 demo videos showing an example of how smart card technology can increase efficiency and convenience for transportation. Using the ACR89U-A2 software development kit (SDK), we simulated 3 different modules for the taxi fare-related transactions: registration of taxi passenger cards and driver e-purse cards, balance inquiry for driver/passenger cards, and standalone payment transfer.

Here are the videos:

Passenger/Driver Smart Card Registration

Balance Inquiry

Payment Transfer

The demo videos above are applicable not only to the ACR89U-A2, but also the ACR89 Series. In fact, the ACR89U-A2 SDK (which, as mentioned earlier, was used for these demos) provides users with sample applications, tools and utilities, and sample codes that may be used for the ACR89 in general. This will help users incorporate the device into their applications.

There are two readers in the ACR89 product line, the ACR89U-A1 and the ACR89U-A2. The ACR89U-A1 supports contact card–based transactions only, while the ACR89U-A2 supports both contact and contactless transactions. (Note that there is also the ACR89U-A1 SDK, for users more interested in contact card–based applications.)

The ACR89U-A2 SDK is priced at USD279, while the ACR89U-A1 SDK is priced at USD239.

Both readers of the ACR89 line are handheld, and may be used in conjunction with the PTR89, a portable thermal printer for immediate printing of receipts.

Applications for the ACR89 line are not limited to transport; other applications include those for e-government, e-banking and e-payment, e-healthcare, and loyalty.

Users interested in the ACR89, the ACR89U-A1/A2 SDKs, or similar solutions may email info@acs.com.hk.

ACR89 Handheld Smart Card Reader

A versatile handheld smart card reader, ACR89 is the latest addition to ACS’s strong line of Smart Card Readers with PIN-Pad.  It enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both office and field environments. >>> Read to learn more.

ACS launches the ACR89 Handheld Smart Card Reader

HONG KONG, 26 Jun, 2012 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s number 1 supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launches the new ACR89 Handheld Smart Card Reader, the latest addition to ACS’s Smart Card Readers with PIN-Pad product line.

As smart card technology continues to gain more adopters, smart card reader developers see an opportunity to enrich user experience by adding innovative features on top of smart card reading capabilities. As a result of this flexibility, devices can be more easily integrated into multi-application systems, for example e-purse applications used in retail and transport. In this regard, ACS has created the new ACR89 reader, which features an LCD display, PIN-pad, dual smart card slots, 3 SAM card slots, as well as optional thermal printer and contactless card support. For more info, read the ACS Press Release.