Tuesday, December 06, 2011

APG8202 PINhandy 2 OTP Generator

The banking sector is one of the most targeted victims of fraud-related incidents that have emerged along with the advancement of technology. These attacks, often performed by hackers and/or phishers by stealing confidential information through increasingly sophisticated methods, generate huge losses and cause distress and worry among end-users. However, these incidents can be prevented by employing certain measures needed to strengthen system security. In this regard, the APG8202 PINhandy 2 OTP Generator addresses such needs.APG8202 PINhandy 2 is an addition to the reliable dynamic password generator line of ACS. 

Portable and economical, this device operates on a purely standalone mode. Because of this, exposure of sensitive information in the card is limited to the device. APG8202 uses a two-level authentication process requiring cardholders to insert their EMV cards into their respective devices and enter their PIN code using the built-in PIN-pad. After a successful verification, it generates a dynamic one-time password that can only be used once to securely perform several online transactions like online shopping and e-banking.

The APG8202 is capable of One Time Passwords, Challenge-Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures) based on EMV cards’ security keys. It is also compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® CAP and PLA, VISA DPA and EMV Level 1. It facilitates security in applications by allowing users to generate a one-time password that substitutes for the repetitive input of the same login details that makes them prone to emerging fraud attacks like Card-not-Present (CNP) and Man-in-the-Middle attacks.


  • Supports OTP (One Time Password), Challenge-response and Transaction Data Signing Modes
  • Operates in Standalone Mode (Powered by 2 CR2032 batteries)
  • Intelligent Battery Management for a Life Expectancy of 5 Years (depending on usage)
  • Supports Full-sized Microprocessor Cards
  • Value-Added Calculator and ePurse Function
  • Key Symbol on LCD to Recognize SPE Mode
  • Durable Tactile Keypad with 20 Silicon Rubber Keys (Optional 20 keys)
  • Graphical LCD with Alpha-numeric and Multiple-language Support
  • Monotone Buzzer
  • Tamper Indicating Seal to Indicate Unauthorized Intrusion


  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • Dynamic One-Time Password
  • Remote Authentication
  • Digital Signature

Tech Specs:

DimensionsDevice: 95.00mm (L) x 60.00mm (W) x 11.00mm (H)
Weight49g (with Batteries)
Supply Voltage2 x CR2032 Batteries (Replaceable)
Supply CurrentMax. 50 mA
Operating Temperature0-50 C
CLK Frequency2 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
ISO 7816 Class A Support (T=0, T=1)
MasterCard® CAP, MasterCard® PLA, Visa DPA, EMV Level 1, PC/SC 2.01, CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant