Product Information

The ACR1281U nPA contact less reader can access virtually any contact less smart cards following ISO 14443 standard. With its MCU's high processing speed and good antenna performance, it is ready for high speed and highly demanding applications, such as government qualifications including Germany's BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) certificate. The support for contact less extended APDU command makes the processing of large data in a much shorter period of time using ACR1281U nPA contact less reader than similar readers. Hence, ACR1281U nPA contact less reader is suitable for highly secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) algorithms, such as digital signatures on official documents utilizing 2,048 bits or 4,096 bits RSA keys; as well as the reading and writing of large files, such as photos and fingerprint images. At such speeds, users are able to experience the total satisfaction of utilizing contact less card technology. USB connectivity of the ACR1281U nPA contact less reader securely connects the contact less smart cards, such as the new Germany nPA e-ID cards, to any PC running on Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems. With a secure firmware upgrade capability, the reader is forward compatible with new card or functionality requirements. Following its certification, ACR1281U nPA contact less reader can now be readily deployed by government authorities, companies and other institutions for citizens to assess this nPA electronic ID card system, implemented by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior.
  • Germany BSI compliant
  • CCID Compliant
  • PC/SC Compliant
  • Read/write speed up to 848kbps
  • Supports major Contact less smart cards technologies such as ISO14443 Type A and B and Mifare series
  • Card operating distance of up to 50 mm
  • German eID card operating distance of up to 40 mm (eID card requirement)
  • Support contact less extended APDU commands
  • Firmware Up gradable
  • USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
  • Support contactless memory cards such as SRI(X)4k cards (Upon request)
  • In-device AES / 3DES encryption algorithm (Upon request)
Dimensions   120. 5 mm (L) x 72 mm (W) x 20. 4 mm (H)
Weight 150g  
Interface  Speed   USB 2. 0 Full
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)  
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC  
Supply Current 200mA (max); 100mA (normal)  
Operating Temperature 0-50°C Humidity 10 - 80 %  
Operating Frequency 13. Students also gain . 56MHz  
  Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO14443 T=CL for ISO 14443 A & B Parts 1-4 compliant cards and T=CL Emulation for MIFARE series, NFC reader mode
  • Extended APDU support
  • Memory card support is made upon request
Compliance / Certifications Germany nPA certified, PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7
  • Win 2003 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64
  • Mac 
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3. 1 and above