Thursday, January 08, 2009

ACR88-CL1 dual mode contact and contactless smartcard reader

With the increasingly wide acceptance of smart card in the market in the recent years, smart card applications have gained maturity in terms of its level of sophistication and coverage in the market. With this, a versatile smart card reader becomes an emergent need.

ACR88-CL1 is a versatile handheld portable smart card reader contact and cobtactless (mifare technology), having a built-in keypad, LCD display, bi-color LED and buzzer features. It can also host the feature of non-volatile memory to give better support to your system. In addition, its onboard memory enables future firmware and application enhancements that guarantee against obsolescence.

¨ support dual contact and contactless (RFID) mifare HF 13.56MHz
¨ Dual operation modes:
PC-linked: powered through USB
Standalone: powered through 3x AAA batteries
¨ Accepts 3 V and 5V cards: two full-size cards and 3 SAM cards
¨ Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection) up to 115,200 bps in reading and writing smart cards.
¨ Ergonomic and highly durable keypad
¨ Easy-to-read, graphical LCD with backlight
¨ Monotone buzzer with software controlled ON/OFF
¨ 3 bi-color LEDs
¨ Real-time clock (RTC) with independent backup battery
¨ Field upgradeable for firmware (requires a firmware upgrade cable)
¨ User Programmable for standalone program by using easy-to-use script commands
¨ Supports Secure PIN Entry (SPE)
¨ Tamper detection switch which acts as an indicator if there is any unauthorized intrusion
¨ Hand-held size and weight
¨ (Optional) Additional non-volatile memory for multilingual font storage