Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)

ACR89U-A2 is a handheld smart card reader with NFC tag support. Primarily designed for a multi-application environment, it can access any contact and contactless smart card following the ISO7816 and ISO14443 standards. This portable pinpad reader has a dual smart card interface and a contactless card reader module. It runs with 32-bit MCU, and has LED indicators, 128 x 64 high-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 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 
  • USB Firmware Upgradability 
  • Hand-held size and weight 
  • 2 Full-sized Contact Card Slots 
  • 3 SIM-sized SAM Card Slots 
  • Dual Operation Modes 
  • PC-Linked 
  • Standalone 
  • PC-linked Operation 
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface 
  • Through detachable USB Cable 
  • CCID Compliance 
  • Support PC/SC 
  • Standalone Operation 
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (charging through USB) 
  • Support third party application programming via FreeRTOS 
  • User programmable by C language 
  • Built in Peripherals 
  • Easy-to-Read, High Resolution Backlit LCD 
  • Highly Durable Chemical Resistant Keypad 
  • 4 LED Status Indicators 
  • Monotone Buzzer 
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery 
  • Optional Detachable Thermal Printer (PTR89) 
  • Tamper Detection Switch to protect against unauthorized intrusion 
  • Supports Secure PIN Entry (SPE) 
  • Supports PPS (Protocol And Parameters Selection) with 115,200 – 206,451 bps in reading and writing smart Cards 
  • Supports Android™ 3.1 and above 

Technical Specifications:

Dimensions181.5mm (L) x 77.0mm (W) x 30.5mm (H)
InterfaceUSB Full Speed 2.0
  • PC-linked mode: USB powered (via detachable USB cable)
  • Standalone mode: Battery powered (Li-ion Battery with charging through USB)
Power ConsumptionLess than 40mA (excluding card and backlight)
Backup BatteryIndependent rechargeable backup battery for RTC
Supply Voltage3.7 V DC
Supply CurrentMax. 60mA
Operating Temperature0°C to 50 °C
Smart Card Clock Frequency4.8 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • Mifare
    • Felica
    • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Compliance / Certifications
  • CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, ISO 7816, PC/SC, CCID, USB Full Speed, EMVCo Level 1
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2003,  Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win 2003, Win 2008, Win 2008 R2, Win 2012, Win 2012 R2
  • Win 2000 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64,
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 2012 x64, Win 2012 R2 x64
  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Android™ 3.1 and above
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation