Hong Kong’s Advanced Card Systems (ACS) has announced the successful deployments of its ACOS6 Multi-application & Purse (MAP) Card and ACOS7 Dual Interface Smart Card.
According to ACS, the ACOS6 was deployed for two major projects in Eastern Europe – an e-purse card system for factories and an e-ID system for universities. More than 100,000 ACOS6 cards were deployed to the factories, which were used by workers to buy food and other items in their cafeteria without using any cash.
Meanwhile, ACS supplied 60,000 card components to the universities where the ACOS6 cards were developed based on its local government’s specification for student ID cards.
According to ACS, the ACOS6 allows developers to incorporate more than one application in just one card, since individual applications are secured and use separate e-purses. This means that a single ACOS6 card can alternately fulfill the function of a membership card, a prepaid card and loyalty card, etc. Likewise, it can be enhanced by using the ACOS6-SAM (Security Access Module) Card that enables mutual authentication, secure messaging and key diversification to give applications added layers of security.
Introduced in the final quarter of 2009, ACS’s ACOS7 achieved the certification for compliance with China’s Ministry of Construction (MoC) standard, a national “All-in-One Card” standard defined by the Chinese Government. The standard was established as a result of the MoC’s involvement in nationwide “All-in-One Card” projects, which involved the use of a single smart card for multiple applications, including transit.
A dual interface card, ACOS7 supports both contact and contactless interfaces. ACOS7 is also compliant with the global ISO7816-4 standard, supporting secure e-purse and e-deposit transactions, and can be applied in transportation, retail, property and utility supply management, parking payment, and more.