Contactless Near Field Communication (NFC) PC/SC Forum-Certified Reader ACR1252U USB 2.0

Contactless Near Field Communication (NFC) PC/SC Forum-Certified Reader ACR1252U USB 2.0 More Like This The ACR1252U is a NFC Forum–certified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot which can be used together with a SAM card for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.

ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used). Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.

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Features and Specifications

Win32 x86Unix MacOSX

CE Mark

USB Logo


Vista Ready

Seven Ready

Eight Ready

Ten Ready

For Android™

  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability
  • CCID Compliance
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Typical Applications
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
  • Smart Poster
  • P2P Communication
Smart Card Reader
  • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
  • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
  • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire
  • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)
  • One ISO 7816-compliant SAM slot (Class A)
NFC Support
  • NFC Reader/Writer Mode
  • Peer-to-Peer Mode
  • Card Emulation Mode
Application Programming Interface
  • Supports PC/SC
  • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • User-controllable bi-color LED
  • User-controllable buzzer
  • SAM Slot
  • 98.0 x 65.0 x 12.8 mm (LWH)
  • 81.0 g
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed
Operating Distance
  • Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage
  • Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current
  • 200mA (max)
Operating Temperature
  • 0-50°C
Operating Frequency
  • 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO14443 Type A and B
  • Mifare
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC18092) tags
  • ISO 18092, ISO 14443, ISO 7816,  NFC Forum, FeliCa Performance Certification, PC/SC, CCID, LASCOM, EN60950/IEC 60950, CE, FCC, VCCI, MIC, KC, RoHS 2, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008, 10
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64, 10
  • Android 3.1 and above
  • Linux
  • Mac


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