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READER ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II


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Best-in-class proximity card reader.
Data transfer: USB HID
Interface: Contactless Smart Card Reader, Contact Smart Card Reader
Systems support: Windows®, Linux®, MAC OS®, Solaris, Android™

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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 in automated fare collection systems. 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.

USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
CCID Compliance
Contactless Smart Card Reader:
-Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
-Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
-Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and MIFARE® series
-Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
-Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)
Contact Smart Card Reader:
-Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3V and 1.8 V)
-Supports CAC (Common Access Card)
-Supports PIV (Personal Identity Verification Card)
-Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
-Supports memory cards
-ISO 7816-compliant SAM slot
Application Programming Interface:
-Supports PC/SC
-Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Built-in Peripherals:
-Two user-controllable LEDs
-User-controllable buzzer
USB Firmware Upgradability

Tech Specs:
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Weight: 140 g
USB Interface
Protocol: USB CCID
Connector Type: Standard Type A
Power Source: From USB port
Speed: USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length: 2.0 m, Fixed
Contact Smart Card Interface
Number of Slots: 1 Full-sized Card Slot
Standard: ISO 7816 Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol: T=0; T=1
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard: ISO 14443 A & B Parts 1-4
Protocol: ISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL, MIFARE® Classic Card, T=CL
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots: 1 Standard SIM-sized Card Slot
Standard: ISO 7816 Class A (5 V)
Protocol: T=0; T=1
Built-in Peripherals
LED: 2 single-color: Red and Green
Buzzer: Monotone
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade: Supported
Certifications/Compliance: ISO 14443, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, PC/SC, CCID, Microsoft® WHQL, CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
Device Driver Operating System Support: Windows®, Linux®, MAC OS®, Solaris, Android™

Detailed information about the device and current drivers are available on the  manufacturer's web.

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