• ACR1281U-C8 Contactless Smart Card Reader

ACR1281U-C8 Contactless Smart Card Reader

  • The ACR120 Contactless Smart Card Reader is a compact and cost-effective smart card contactless reader and writer. Developed based on the 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID) technology, it supports Mifare® and ISO 14443 A and B cards.

    ACR120 has a proximity operating distance of up to 5 cm, depending on the type of contactless tag in use. The versatile reader is also available in module form, as well as in both USB and Serial interfaces, allowing the device to be easily integrated into the PC environment and other systems.

    The compact design of ACR120 makes installation quick and handy in any location, making it an ideal tool for a broad range of applications, including public transport terminal, physical and logical access control, and even vending machines.

  • ACR1281U-C8 Contactless Smart Card Reader-ACR1281U-C8 Contactless Smart Card Reader
  • Product Code: ACR1281U-C8
  • Availability: In Stock

ACR120/ACR1281U-C8/ACR1281US1-C8 Standard Features

  • USB PnP or serial RS232 interface (Also available in RS485 upon request)

  • Read and write functionality

  • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm

  • Supports major contactless smart cards conforming to ISO 14443 Type A and B in the market

  • Built-in anti-collision feature  (only 1 card is accessed at any time)

  • Selective card polling capability (especially useful when multiple cards are presented)

  • Operation LED

  • Buzzer

OEM PCBA module version (Upon request)



120 mm (L) x 73 mm (W) x 20 mm (H)


USB Full Speed or RS232 (Serial)

Operating Distance

Up to 50 mm (depends on the card type)

Supply Voltage

Regulated 5V DC

Supply Current


Operating Temperature

0-50 °C

CLK Frequency

3.58 MHz

Smart Card Interface Support

~ ISO14443 Type A and B ~ Mifare

Compliance / Certification

CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, OFTA

Operating System Support

~ Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008 ~ Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64 ~ Linux


  • Public transportation terminals;
  • Automatic fare collection;
  • Vending machines;
  • Physical access control;
  • Logical access control;
  • Time and attendance;
  • Contactless public phones;
  • Metering.

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