PC-Linked Smart Card Readers

February 28, 2013

ACR92 PCMCIA Smart Card Reader


The ACR92 PCMCIA Smart Card Reader is a specially designed smart card peripheral for notebook and portable computers. Compliant with PC/SC, FCC and ISO7816 specifications, and certified by EMV Level 1, it is suitable for applications related to credit card payments and other banking services.

ACR92 is easy to install and use, and is capable of allowing future firmware and application upgrades.  It establishes a uniform interface between a computer and a wide variety of smart cards. By taking care of card specifics, it allows software engineers to implement smart card-based systems without them having to fully comprehend all the technical details of the smart card/computer interface.


  • Read and write all microprocessor cards (MCU) with T=0, T=1 protocols
  • Support ISO-7816 Class A and AB smart cards
  • Sliding connectors (8 contacts)
  • Min 100,000 card insertion cycles
  • Transmission speed (with PC: 16Mbit/sec)
  • Transmission speed (with Card: up to 344Kbit/sec)
  • On-board flash provides firmware upgrades
  • Stainless steel case material
  • 30g weight
  • Certifications/ Compliances: PC/SC, FCC, EMV 2000 Level1, RoHS
  • Compliant to PCMCIA mechanical specifications

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 85.6mm (L) x 54mm(W) x 5 mm (H)
Interface PCMCIA, Plug and Play support
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Operating Temperature 10-55 °C
CLK Frequency 4/8 MHz
  • ISO 7816 Class A and AB
  • PC/SC, FCC, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS, cULus, VCCI, Microsoft WHQL 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Linux



  • Home Banking and Home Shopping
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Network access control
  • Digital signature
  • Physical access control
  • Identification
  • Online gaming
  • Business trip