Smart Card Reader

February 28, 2013

ACR300 Bus Validator

ACR300 Bus Validator is designed specifically for use in Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems for public transport.

The ACR300 Bus Validator supports all smart cards compliant to ISO14443 Type A & B, MIFARE® Classic. By virtue of the embedded powerful 32bit ARM 9 processor, ACR300 Bus Validator can complete typical transaction within 0.2 second including recovery and backup, after the presentation of the card. Special anti-collision algorithm effectively prevents the collision conflict when the user has many contactless cards put together, e.g. in his purse. Special anti-tearing mechanism also guarantees the transaction to be either completed or rejected, avoiding any data corruption and unexpected transaction error.

There are two card slots for holding Purchase SAM (Secure Access Module) cards to ensure the security and integrity of the transactions. Furthermore, the data storage in ACR300 Bus Validator is tailor-made for AFC applications and ACR300 stores as many as 30 pages of information with 2,000 records per page. The memory capacity is more than enough for storing 30-day transaction records and blacklists.

With the integrated smart card readers, graphical LCD, audio, LED indicators and reliable waterproof casing, ACR300 Bus Validator is perfectly suitable for various types of AFC systems, e.g. for buses, ships, trams and other transportation means.

The latest version equipped with GPS, enables you to locate the vehicle and set fare flexibly with reference to distance.

  • 32-bit Arm-9 / Linux
  • 64MB flash and 64MB SDRAM and 2GB SD card
  • Contactless Interface Reader supporting ISO14443 A & B and MIFARE® Classic Cards
  • USB Full Speed Host
  • RS232 Interface
  • 2 x ISO7816 SAM-Size Card Slots
  • Card Authenticity, Validity & Blacklist check
  • Graphical LCD with Backlight
  • Driver red/orange/green LED indicators
  • 2 control buttons
  • Speaker and Buzzer
  • Real time clock
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Over Voltage & Over Current Protection
  • Support USB secured thumb-drive data extraction
  • Firmware Upgradable
  • (Optional) GPS

Automatic Fare Collection (AFC)

Technical Specification
Dimensions 210mm (L) x 142mm (W) x 50mm (H)
Weight 608g
Processor 32 bits ARM 9 processor
Operating System Linux
Memory 64MB flash + 64MB SDRAM + 2GB SD card
Interface USB Full Speed, RS232
Supply Voltage 9 – 45V DC
Operating Temperature -20 ~ 70°C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-14443 A, B contactless smart card, MIFARE® Classic Classic card
  • ISO-7816 contact SAM card
  • RoHS Compliant,USB Full Speed