Section 1 : General Information
What are the mobile card readers that ACS offers?
ACS offers various readers to be used with most mobile devices in the market. These mobile card readers cater to diverse card technologies, from magnetic cards to smart cards, and have different connection interfaces to suit every user’s requirements.
What are the mobile devices supported by the mobile card readers?
The mobile card readers support most devices in the market. For the full list of supported devices, please click here.
What types of cards are supported by the mobile card readers?
ACS Mobile Card Readers support various magnetic cards and smart cards. You may visit the ACS Mobile Card Reader website for the complete list of cards supported by each mobile card reader.
What if the preferred mobile device is not included in the list of supported devices?
Should the preferred mobile device not be included in the list of supported devices, please contact ACS.
Is there any battery used for the mobile card readers? If so, what type is it?
ACS Mobile Card Readers use batteries to enable the user to use the devices anytime, anywhere. For the specific battery types, please visit the ACS Mobile Card Reader website.
Section 2 : Driver and Library Support
Where can I download the drivers and libraries to be used with the mobile card readers?
You may download the mobile card reader drivers and libraries at http://www.acs.com.hk/en/drivers/.
What type of mobile platform do the mobile card readers support?
ACS Mobile Card Readers support Android and iOS platforms.
Is there any guideline to install the drivers/libraries?
Please contact ACS for assistance in installing the ACS Mobile Card Reader’s driver and/or library into your device.
Section 3 : Applications
Is there any available sample application on how the mobile card readers work?
Yes, there is. You may download the app from App Store and Google Play. The developer name for both platforms is: Advanced Card Systems Ltd.
Where can the mobile card readers be used?
Mobile card readers may be used in different applications, including mobile banking and payment, e-healthcare, and e-purse and loyalty systems.
What is the advantage of mobile card reader over the PC-linked card reader?
Mobile Card Readers are designed to be brought anytime, anywhere. Unlike the PC-linked card reader, mobile card readers have unique connection interfaces which allow them to be used with most mobile devices available in the market, such as tablets and smartphones. In addition, with its dual technology feature (at no additional cost), ACS Mobile Card Readers are perfect for users who would like to transition from magnetic card to smart card technologies.