ACE – AUSTRIACARD’s Product Line for EMV Smart Cards

ACE is the name of AUSTRIACARD’s EMV smart card product line. 

AUSTRIACARD’s ACE payment chip product portfolio is fully compliant to the EMV specifications and provides a wide set of EMV functionalities. From native to Java Card product lines – AUSTRIACARD’s experts are putting together tailor-made and best-in-class solutions applying a contact-based, contactless or dual interface technology.

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ACE - AUSTRIACARD’s EMV product line

Native and open operating systems

The operating system is the heart of every smart card. ACOS, AUSTRIACARD’s native operating system, is available for contact-based, contactless and dual interface solutions.

ACE 2000 product line

ACOS is the technological core of ACE 2000, the smart card standard product range. The entire ACE product family is implemented on different smart card microcontroller platforms  so as to cover the entirety of needs in this spectrum, ensuring  state-of-the-art product security.

ACE 2000 Advanced

ACE 2000 Advanced represents AUSTRIACARD’s smart card high-end product range. It comprises of a set of mandatory and optional EMV credit/debit functionalities in accordance to both Visa and MasterCard specifications including Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) support. Security of offline transactions – both contactless and contact-based – is enriched by Combined DDA and Generate Application Cryptogram (CDA) processing.

ACE 2000 Dual Interface

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ACE 2000 Dual Interface stands for AUSTRIACARD’s EMV-compliant dual interface smart card product range. Based on the company’s own native operating system ACOS, ACE 2000 Dual Interface supports contactless payment transactions and comprises a set of mandatory and optional EMV functions in accordance with both MasterCard and Visa specifications. AUSTRIACARD’s products offer fast transaction times while ensuring the highest security levels.

The security of offline transactions – both contactless and contact-based – is enriched by Combined DDA and Generate Application Cryptogram (CDA) processing.

ACE AX product line

With ACE AX, AUSTRIACARD offers a large selection of Java Card™ products. ACE AX is based on independent, industry-wise specifications provided by Oracle and the GlobalPlatform consortium.

The platform is compliant with relevant ISO standards and EMVCo. The open nature of ACE AX enables the card issuer to load applications from different vendors, all written according to the same set of specifications: Oracle’s Java Card specification and GlobalPlatform card specifications, provide a powerful basis used across the industry for the design of smart card applications. These cards are interchangeable. ACE AX can replace almost any Java Card in existing infrastructures. By leveraging proven standards such as ISO/IEC 7816, Java Card or GlobalPlatform, the card is interoperable with a wide range of systems and tools on the market and already in operational use. This allows the seamless integration of ACE AX into existing card infrastructures.