Contactless technology revolutionizes the everyday purchasing experience of consumers throughout the world. This ramps up the demand for a powerful product that will provide support for contactless payment applications. The ACR123S is specifically designed to cater to this market need.
The ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader is a cost-effective, flexible and intelligent contactless reader that can be integrated to existing POS (Point-of-Sale) terminals or cash registers to enable the convenience of a cashless payment system. Developed based on the 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID) technology, it supports any contactless card following the ISO 14443-4 standard.
Aside from its contactless features, the ACR123S is equipped with a large graphical LCD that allows merchants to flash messages, as well as a large tapping area with backlight, to guide customers in carrying out their payment transactions.
The ACR123S, will ease movement in checkout counters, since customers can complete payment transactions by simply tapping their cards. This presents an opportunity to revolutionize the shopping experience through faster and more convenient payments.
- Serial RS232 Interface with RJ45 connector
- USB interface for power supply
- ARM 32-bit CortexTM-M3 Processor
- Smart Card Reader:
- Read/Write speed of up to 848 kbps
- Built-in antenna for contactless card access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
- Support for ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and MIFARE series
- Built-in anti-collision feature
- Three ISO 7816-compliant SAM slots
- Built-in Peripherals:
- 16 alphanumeric characters x 8 lines Graphical LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
- Four user-controllable LEDs (Blue, Yellow, Green, and Red)
- User-controllable tapping region backlight (Red, Green and Blue)
- User-controllable speaker (Audio tone indication)
Comprehensive SDK—The ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader SDK enables the ACR123S to be used and integrated to various POS Terminals. This SDK provides sample codes for device and contactless card programming for MS Visual C++, MS Visual C#.NET, WinCE Embedded Visual C++, and Linux GTK C++. The ACR123S runs using RS232 protocol with an RJ45 connector, and this SDK package includes a RJ45-DB9 adapter, to allow the developers to use the reader (connected via serial port) and software with a PC.
Payment Demo—The ACR123S SDK provides a demo for the payment functionalities of the ACR123.By using the JCOP cards provided, which emulate a valid (non-expired card) and invalid card (expired card), the demo shows the various responses of the payment kernel loaded in the ACR123 to different payment scenarios. The SDK also has a manual to explain the various payment functionalities of the ACR123.
The development kit is priced at only US$300.
|Smart Card Reader(s)|
|Test Card(s)/ Token(s)|
|SDK Operating System Support|
|Manuals & Datasheets for ACR123S|
|Application Programming Interface|
|Dimensions (mm)||Main Body: 159.0 mm (L) x 100.0 mm (W) x 21.0 mm (H)|
With Stand: 177.4 mm (L) x 100.0 mm (W) x 94.5 mm (H)
|Weight (g)||Main Body: 281 g|
With Stand: 506 g
|Connector Type||RJ45 Connector|
|Power Source||From USB Port|
|Cable Length||1.5 m, Fixed (RJ45 + USB)|
|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||3 Standard SIM-sized Card Slots|
|Standard||ISO 7816 Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)|
|LCD||Graphical LCD with White Backlight|
Resolution : 128 x 64 pixels
Number of Characters: 16 characters x 8 lines
|LED||4 single-color: Blue, Yellow, Green and Red|
|Tapping Region||Tri-color backlight: Red, Green and Blue|
|Speaker||Audio Tone Indication|
|Security||Tamper Switch (Internal anti-intrusion detections and protection)|
ISO 7816 (SAM Slot)
|Device Driver Operating System Support|
|Device Driver Operating System Support||Windows® CE|