Congratulations to the following 10 lucky winners of ACS’ SDK Giveaway!
– ACR1281U-C1 SDK worth USD199 –
1) Dhananjaya Ramakrishna
2) Eli Lao
3) Asger Lund
4) Bruno Cendón
5) Barkó László
– ACR89U-A2 SDK worth USD279 –
1) Judith De Witte
2) Clement Magwamba
3) Juan Diaz
4) Raul Maynar Selgas
5) Mandar Bapat
The contest was open to all likers of ACS’s Facebook page from August 15 until 15 Sep 2013.
Until next time!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.