ACS introduces a software development kit (SDK) for the ACOS7 and ACOS10 Combi cards. The SDK’s technical documents, demo application, and smart card and reader tool offer Chinese language support, in addition to English.
“More and more countries are embracing smart card technology,” says Gilbert Leung, vice president for sales and marketing of ACS. “China, specifically, released a remarkable number of smart cards for use in banking, transport, and other areas. In connection to this, and to the increasing prevalence of the Chinese language globally, we have decided to incorporate Chinese language support for this SDK.”
The 2011–2015 plan of China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) states that China’s government has issued around 450 million integrated circuit (IC) cards and is expected to issue around eight million more by 2015, just for banking.
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 via acs.com.hk
- After a simple registration, select Launch Demo. (Note that demos require a java plug-in.)
- 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.
- Then, users can try out the demo.
ACS will be announcing other demos as soon as they are put up. Keep tuned for updates!