PC-Linked Smart Card Readers

February 28, 2013
 

ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo Smart Card Reader

Introduction

ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo is a sleek and stylish device that features an innovative dual slot design to accommodate two smart cards simultaneously. This dual slot solution enables cost-effective, time-efficient and secure implementation of smart card applications in various fields.

The competitive advantage of ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo lies on its dual slot feature that allows users to operate two smart cards at the same time, enabling efficiency and enhanced security in smart card applications. As an example, one slot can hold the smart card of an authorized personnel managing a particular smart card-based service, while the other slot can be used by various individuals availing of such service. Through ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo’s dual slot solution, the need to pull out and reinsert the personnel’s card to accommodate a user’s card, whenever one is presented, is eliminated, resulting to smoother and uninterrupted flow of transactions.

Aside from its dual slot feature, ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo also has three SAM (Secure Access Module) card slots. This feature allows one to enhance the security provided by the device for applications requiring more stringent security mechanisms.

Finally, ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo is PC/SC and CCID-compliant device, making it easy to install and use in PC environments.

Features

  • Supports two full-sized ISO 7816 Class A (5V) cards
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
    • Supports memory cards:
      • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) such as:
        Atmel: AT24C01 / 02 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024
      • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM and write protect function: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532, SLE5542
      • Cards with intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM and write-protect function: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518, SLE5528
      • Cards with ‘104’ type of EEPROM (non-reloadable token counter cards): SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636
      • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
      • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone: AT88SC101, AT88SC102, AT88SC1003
    • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
    • Features Short Circuit Protection
  • Built-in three ISO 7816-compliant SAM slots
  • User controllable peripherals
    • Tri-Color LED (Green, Red, Blue)
    • Buzzer
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 103.5mm (L) x 85.0mm (W) x 59.9mm(H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
MTBF 500,000 hrs
Smart Card Interface Support ISO-7816 Class A (5V)
Compliance/Certifications PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS, USB Full Speed
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

 

 

 

Applications

  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

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