ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

The ACR123U is the USB version of the ACR123S, a cost-effective, flexible and intelligent contactless reader. It can be integrated to existing (Point-of-Sale) terminals or cash registers, to offer the convenience of a cashless payment system. The ACR123U speeds up movement in checkout counters, by enabling customers to complete payments by simply tapping their cards.

The ACR123U is equipped with a large graphical LCD that allows merchants to display messages, as well as a large tapping area with backlight, which guides customers in carrying out their payment transactions. Developed based on 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID) technology, it supports any contactless card following the ISO 14443-4 standard. It is also equipped with a large graphical LCD, as well as a large user-controllable tapping area with backlight.

ACR123U
PC-Linked USB Embedded Operating System Contactless Reader SAM Slot(s) Graphical/ Dot Matrix LCD Firmware Upgradeable
  • USB interface for Data Communication and 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)  
Drivers for ACR123U
USB InterfaceOS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.6.1
11-Oct-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.0.6.0
14-Nov-2014
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  921 KB
Version 4.2.6.0
14-Sep-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2
PC/SC Drivers  371 KB
Version 2.0.1.0
23-Nov-2015
Windows® CE 5.0, Windows® CE 6.0, Windows® CE 7.0
PC/SC Driver Package  3 MB
Version 1.1.8
10-Jan-2020
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  271 KB
Version 1.1.8
09-Jan-2020
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12. Mac 10.13, Mac 10.14, Mac 10.15
PC/SC Drivers  458 KB
Version 1.1.8
06-Jan-2020
Linux®, Mac OS® X
CT-API Library  2 MB
Version 1.0.1.1
23-Jan-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 10
CT-API Library  261 KB
Version 1.0.1
23-Jan-2017
Linux®, Mac OS® X 10.5, Mac OS® X10.6, Mac OS® X10.7, Mac OS® X10.8, Mac OS® X10.9
Android EVK  421 KB
Version 1.1.5
25-Jun-2019
Android™ 3.1 and above




Manuals & Datasheets for ACR123U
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

Application Programming Interface

Application Programming Interface of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

Physical Characteristics
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
USB Interface
ProtocolUSB CCID
Connector TypeStandard Type A
Power SourceFrom USB Port
SpeedUSB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length1.5 m, Fixed
Contactless Smart Card Interface
StandardISO 14443 A & B Parts 1-4
ProtocolISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL 
MIFARE® Classic Card, T=CL
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots3 Standard SIM-sized Card Slots
StandardISO 7816 Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
ProtocolT=0; T=1
Built-in Peripherals
LCDGraphical LCD with White Backlight
Resolution : 128 x 64 pixels
Number of Characters: 16 characters x 8 lines
LED4 single-color: Blue, Yellow, Green and Red
Tapping RegionTri-color backlight: Red, Green and Blue
SpeakerAudio Tone Indication
Other Features
SecurityTamper Switch (Internal anti-intrusion detections and protection)
Firmware UpgradeSupported
Real-time ClockSupported
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/ComplianceISO 14443
ISO 7816 (SAM Slot)
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
CCID
VCCI (Japan)
KC (Korea)
Microsoft® WHQL
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
REACH
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System SupportWindows® CE
Windows®
Linux®
Solaris

Comprehensive SDK—This SDK enables the ACR123U to be used and integrated to various POS Terminals. This SDK provides sample codes for device and contactless card programming in the Linux and Windows platforms, and supports programming languages including MS Visual C++, MS Visual C#.NET, and Linux GTK C++.

Payment Demo—The ACR123U SDK provides a demo for the payment functionalities of the ACR123U. 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 ACR123U to various payment scenarios. It also has a manual to explain the various payment functionalities of the ACR123U.

The development kit is priced at only US$300.

 

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 3 x ACOS3 Contactless Smart Cards
  • ACOS6-SAM Secure Access Module Card
  • 2 x JCOP Cards emulating a PayPass Card
CD-ROM
  • Reference Manual(s) 
  • PayPass Demo
  • Sample Codes: 
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and readers 
    • Available in the following programming languages: 
      • MS Visual C++.NET 2008 (64-bit only)
      • MS Visual C++ 6.0 (32-bit only)
      • WinCE Embedded Visual C++.Net (32-bit only)
      • Linux GTK C++
SDK Operating System Support
  • Windows® CE, Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Linux®