Monday, September 17, 2012

ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II

ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is the second generation of ACS’s ACR128 DualBoost Reader. It is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card; it can be used for online transactions to settle payments securely using credit cards, and it can also be used for topping up contactless cards via automated fare collection in public transport. It provides the perfect complement to the "All-in-one Card" concept that combines many kinds of smart card applications in just a single card.

The DualBoost Series has PC/SC compliance for both contact and contactless interfaces. It makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards at a maximum of 848 kbps, which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications. It also provides intelligent support for hybrid and combi cards, such that it detects a contactless card even that has been incorrectly placed in the contact card slot. Lastly, the DualBoost has a built-in SAM slot for added security in both contact and contactless applications.

With additional features such as USB firmware upgradability, contact memory card support and extended APDU support, ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is a highly cost-effective, powerful all-in-one device that offers convenience and flexibility to many smart card applications.

Compliance with PC/SC for contact, contactless and SAM card interfaces
Compliance with CCID
Supports major contactless smart cards that conform to ISO14443 Type A and B
Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
Supports new Mifare Plus and DESFire EV1
T=CL emulation for Mifare 1K/4K Cards
Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps for contactless interface
Built-in anti-collision feature (at least 1 card is detected when multiple cards are presented)
Supports extended APDU
Supports major contact smart cards that conform to ISO7816
Supports memory cards such as SLE5528, SLE5542, etc.
Read/write speed of up to 344 kbps for contact interface
Durable landing type smart card connector
Built-in SAM card slot
Intelligent support for hybrid and combi cards
Firmware Upgradable
User-controllable monotone buzzer and LEDs
USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)

e-Banking and e-Payment
Network Security
Access Control
Loyalty Program

Dimensions120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Weight150 g
InterfaceUSB Full Speed
Operating DistanceUp to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply VoltageRegulated 5V DC
Supply Current200mA (operating); 50mA (standby)
Operating Temperature0-50⁰ C
Operating Frequency13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
  • ISO-14443 Type A & B
  • Mifare
  • PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft ® WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • 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
  • Mac
  • Linux