PC Linked Dual boost contactless smart card reader

Product Information

The ACR128 is a dual interface smart card reader compliant to ISO 7816 Part 1-3 Class A, B standard for the Contact smart card and to ISO 14443 Part 1-4 Type A, B standard for the Contactless Card.By combining contact and contactless interfaces in one reader, ACR128 is appropriate for situations where the environments favor dual interface applications. For example, you may use the ACR128 on the one hand to settle your online payment with contact EMV Level 1 cards, on the other hand to read the balance of your Mifare membership cards.Furthermore, it can also be used as embedded readers in bigger machines and systems such as vending machines, automatic fare collection systems, and public telephone systems.

ACR128 is PC/SC Compliant for contact and contactless interfaces. It makes use of high-speed communication for PICCs (proximity or contactless cards) with maximum speed of 848 kbps like DesFire Cards. Furthermore, ACR128 has intelligent support for hybrid cards and combi cards and it is designed such that it can still detect a contactless card even if it is inserted in the contact card slot.As different applications require different levels of security and functionality, theACR128 has a built-in SAM card slot for added security. What is more is ACR128 uses a landing type card acceptor which minimizes card damage for more reliable card operations.


Technical Specification

USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
User-controllable monotone buzzer
Two User Controllable LEDS
Contact Smart Card Reader:
Durable landing-typed Smart Card connector
Built-in SAM card slot
Support major ISO7816 cards
Contactless Smart Card Reader:
Built-in Antenna
Support Major ISO14443 Type A/ B cards e.g. ST cards: ST176, SRIX512, SRIX4K  
Native T=CL support for ISO14443-4
T=CL emulation for MIFARE Classic PICCs.e.g. MIFARE 1K, 4K, Mini and Ultralight
High-speed communication (e.g. 424 kbps, 848 kbps)
Supports Multi-Block Transfer Mode
Intelligent Support for Hybrid Cards and Combi Cards.
PC/SC Compliant for Contact and Contactless Smart Card Interfaces
CCID Compliant
CE and FCC Standards
RoHS compliant
EMV level 1 (on request)


Typical Applications

Home Banking and Home Shopping
Checking the balance of electronic purses 
Network access control
Parking and Toll Collection
Digital signature
Loyalty Program
Stored value
Vending machines