Advanced Card Systems Ltd., Asia Pacific's number one supplier of PC-linked smart card readers, announces that it has supplied more than 400,000 units of ACR38 smart card readers to support the implementation of an e-government project in Spain.
In light of the efforts to further advance its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) landscape, the Spanish government began issuing electronic national identity cards, the DNIe (Documento Nacional de Identidad Electr?nico), in 2006.
Red.es, a public agency within the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, became responsible for driving the deployment of DNIe by managing the appointment scheduling service and installation of necessary equipment. In this regard, ACS participated in this e-government project by cooperating closely with its partner, Bit4id, to deliver the smart card readers to Red.es.
The Spanish Government offered ACR38 smart card readers to its citizens at no cost. It also provided training on the usage of the DNIe with the smart card readers in the National Identification System. Spanish citizens can now use their DNIe to log into the system and enjoy the benefits of convenience and secure identity authentication for e-government and e-banking services, and signing documents digitally.
"This wonderful opportunity to participate in the Spanish DNIe project is an avenue for ACS to demonstrate its commitment to providing quality products and delivering superior customer value despite a tight schedule. ACR38 smart card readers are one of our flagship products, which have earned long-standing reputation for its quality," says Mr. Gilbert Leung, Sales Director of ACS. "Likewise, it is a proof of our partner, Bit4id's competence in supporting massive projects and in advancing efforts to explore the immense potential of smart card applications."
"We considered our participation in this project as a significant factor to increase our presence in the European Market. As such, it was very crucial for us to jointly work with ACS," says Gabriel Garc?a, CEO of Bit4id. "We have been working with ACS for a long time and their products, particularly the ACR38, are proven highly reliable for many smart card applications worldwide. Our partnership with ACS has enabled us to have a wide range of products to meet with the market demand, and we look forward to having our success with ACS in winning the next global tender."
Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific's number one supplier of PC-linked smart card readers and winner of Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. One of a select group of global companies at the forefront of the smart card revolution, 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 www.acs.com.hk/.
Red.es is a public agency arm of the Spanish government that endeavours to promote digital presence among citizens and companies through the use of the Internet. Managing .es domains, they are also responsible for driving the deployment of the electronic DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad), and promoting the digital content industry in Spain through different revolutionary projects. Learn more about Red.es www.red.es.