The ACR1252U USB NFC Reader III is an NFC Forum-certified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot which can be used together with a SAM card for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.
ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used).
Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.
The ACR1252U comes with an optional stand to hold the smart card reader at an optimal angle, so that users can tap contactless cards or NFC-enabled devices onto the ACR1252U with ease.
USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
USB Firmware Upgradeability
Smart Card Reader:
Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire
Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)
One ISO 7816–compliant SAM slot (Class A)
NFC Reader/Writer Mode
Card Emulation Mode
Application Programming Interface:
Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
User-controllable bi-color LED
Dimensions 98.0 mm (L) x 65.0 mm (W) x 12.8 mm (H) Weight 81.0 g
Compliance / Certifications: ISO 18092, ISO 14443, ISO 7816, NFC Forum, FeliCa Performance Certification, PC/SC, CCID, LASCOM, EN60950/IEC 60950, CE, FCC, VCCI, MIC, KC, RoHS 2, USB Full Speed, Microsoft® WHQL
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 200mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
ISO 14443 Type A & B
4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Operating System Support
Android™ 3.1 and above