Smart Card Readers with PIN-pad

February 28, 2013

ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)

ACR89U-A2 is a handheld smart card reader with NFC tag support primarily designed for multi-application that can access any contact and contactless smart card following the ISO7816 and ISO14443 standards. It is a portable pinpad reader with dual contact smart card slots, contactless card reader module,  runs with 32-bit MCU,  bi-color LED, 128 x 64 hi-resolution graphical LCD,  buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, it enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both in-house and field environments.

ACR89U-A2 comes from the ACR89 series which provides the unique advantage of having two modes—PC-linked and Standalone—to cater to unique user requirements. For its PC-linked mode, it connects to the PC via its USB cable; while for its Standalone mode, it uses its Lithium Ion Battery to run wirelessly. It also comes with a Serial Interface port that allows it to be connected to other peripherals. It can provide optimal solution with additional thermal printer support.

Being CCID-compliant, ACR89U-A2 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates in its ease of use and installation. Users can also build their own standalone applications through its multi-tasking environment using Free RTOS Kernel and C-language. Firmware upgradeable, ACR89 is suitable for existing and future smart card applications.

  • 32-Bit RISC Processor running Embedded FreeRTOS
  • Portable Handheld device
  • Long Battery Life for All Day Use
  • User Programmable by C Language
  • Operations Modes:
    • PC-Linked: Smart Card Application Resides in PC (i.e. Application Accessed via USB cable)
    • Standalone: Smart Card Application Residing inside the Device
  • Smart Card Interface Available:
    • 2 Full-Size Contact Card Slots ( Landing / Contact Connector)
    • 3 SAM Card Slots
  • Contact Smart Card Support:
    • ISO 7816 MCU Cards (Class A, B, C)
    • Memory Cards
  • Contactless Smart Card Support:
    • ISO 14443 Types A & B
    • Mifare
    • FeliCa
    • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • Interface Available:
    • USB
    • Serial (RS232)
  • Built Peripherals
    • Easy-to-Read, High Resolution Backlit LCD
    • Highly Durable Chemical Resistant 20-Button Keypad
    • 4 LED Status Indicators
    • Monotone Buzzer
  • Tamper Detection Switch to Protect Against Unauthorized Intrusion
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery
  • User Programmable Memory for Standalone Program
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • Support Secure PIN Entry (SPE)
  • Supports PPS (Protocol And Parameters Selection)
  • (On Request) Detachable Printer Cradle
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Loyalty Program
Technical Specification
Dimensions 181.0mm (L) x 77.0mm (W) x 30.5mm (H)
Interface USB Full Speed
  • PC-linked mode: automatically switch to USB bus power, always ON.
  • Standalone mode: automatically switch to rechargeable battery, soft ON/OFF switch
Power Consumption
  • without contactless: Less than 40mA (excluding card and backlight)
  • with contactless : Less than 60mA (excluding card and backlight)
Backup Battery Independent rechargeable backup battery (1 x ML1220) for RTC
Supply Voltage 3.7 Vdc
Supply Current < 60mA (without backlight and smart card)
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
CLK Frequency 4.8 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8 V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • Mifare
    • Felica
    • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, USB Full Speed, EMV 2000 Level 1
  • 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