HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12) was signed by US President George W. Bush in August 2004 to create a mandatory standard for IDs issued by the US government to its employees and employees of federal contractors. To fulfil the technical requirements of HSPD-12, the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) developed FIPS 201 (Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201), which specifies personal identity verification (PIV) standards for personnel covered under HSPD-12.
ACS will be displaying its FIPS 201 and TAA‒compliant products: ACR38U-I1, a PC-linked smart card reader for smart cards conforming to ISO7816; and the ACR38U-ND, an ultra-portable mobile card reader with microUSB interface, for full-sized contact smart cards.
ACS will also be displaying its contactless readers: ACR122, a PC/SC and CCID-compliant NFC reader; ACR1251, a next-generation reader for both NFC tags and NFC devices; ACR1281, a dual interface reader for high-speed, highly demanding applications;
These readers are suitable not only for e-government, but also for e-banking and e-payment, e-healthcare, transportation, network security, access control, and loyalty applications.
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Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers, as well as the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. One of the companies on Forbes Asia's 2010 “Best Under a Billion" list, a prestigious list of 200 top-performing companies with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion, selected from 12,930 publicly listed enterprises in Asia Pacific, ACS develops a wide range of high quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes them to over 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at http://www.acs.com.hk/