Smart Card Reader

February 28, 2013
 

ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost USB Dual Interface Reader

  Introduction

ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is the second generation of ACS’s ACR128 DualBoost Reader. It is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card.

The DualBoost Series has PC/SC compliance for both contact and contactless interfaces. It makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards at a maximum of 848 kbps, which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications. It also provides intelligent support for hybrid and combi cards, such that it detects a contactless card even that has been incorrectly placed in the contact card slot. Lastly, the DualBoost has a built-in SAM slot for added security in both contact and contactless applications.

With additional features such as USB firmware upgradability, contact memory card support and extended APDU support, ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is a highly cost-effective, powerful all-in-one device that offers convenience and flexibility to many smart card applications.

Features

  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • CCID Compliance
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and Mifare series
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)
  • Contact Smart Card Reader:
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3V and 1.8 V)
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
    • Supports memory cards
    • ISO 7816 compliant SAM slot
    • Support CAC( common  access card )
    • Support PIV ( Personal identity verification card)
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Two user-controllable LEDs
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • USB Firmware Upgradability

  Applications

acr1281c1 application

  • e-Government
  • e-Banking  and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Weight 140 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current 200mA (operating); 50mA (standby)
Operating Temperature 0-50⁰ C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • Mifare
Compliance/Certifications
  • ISO 14443, ISO 7816, CE, FCC, PC/SC, CCID, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed.FIPS201
  • Microsoft  WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2012
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7, Win 8
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x 64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android 3.1 and above