ACR123S

Intelligent Contactless Reader

The ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader features a serial interface. It is integrated into existing POS (Point-of-Sale) terminals to support contactless payment applications. With the ACR123S, customers can complete payment transactions simply by tapping cards onto the device. To ensure versatility, ACR123S supports different contactless cards including ISO 14443, MIFARE, MasterCard® PayPass™, and Visa payWave®, and AMEX ExpressPay®. The ACR123S is also Apple Pay-ready. It features three built-in ISO7816-compliant secure access module (SAM) slots, which can be used with a SAM card to boost security. It is compliant and certified with major payment and safety standards. For a more intuitive user experience, it comes with a large backlit LCD and a large tapping area with light guides to indicate its responses to card-tapping. The ACR123S can greatly speed up movement in checkout counters, increasing convenience for consumers and merchants.

About ACR123S

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.

ACR123S Standard Features

  • 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)

ACR123S Typical Applications

  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
  • Contactless Mobile Payment

ACR123S Technical Specifications

Dimensions

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

Main Body: 281.0 g
With Stand: 506.0 g

Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 14443, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, VCCI, KC
Interface

Serial RS232 Interface with RJ45 connector for data communication, USB for power transmission

Operating DistanceUp to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply VoltageRegulated 5V DC
Supply Current500 mA (max.)
Operating Temperature0-50°C
Operating Frequency13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
Driver Not Applicable For This Product
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader

ACR123S SDK

ACR123S\ Intelligent Contactless Reader Software Development Kit

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.

ACR123S SDK

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR123S Intelligent Contactless Reader
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 3 x ACOS3 Contactless Smart Cards
  • 3 x 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
      • 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++
Peripherals
  • 1 x RJ45-to-DB9 cable (*)
SDK Operating System Support
  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Linux®

Contact Us

Hong Kong Headquarters

Advanced Card Systems Ltd.

Units 2010-2013, 20th Floor

Chevalier Commercial Centre

8 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong


Tel: +852-2796-7873

Fax: +852-2796-1286

Email: info@acs.com.hk


Japan Office

Advanced Card Systems (Japan) Ltd.

2-17-17, Nagatacho, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

100-0014 Japan

AIOS Nagatacho Building


Tel: +81-3-6205-7201

Fax: +81-3-6205-7202

Website:

Email: info@acs.com.hk


Manila Office

ACS Technologies Ltd.

Unit 2106, One San Miguel Avenue Building

San Miguel Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard

Ortigas Center, Pasig City,

Philippines


Tel: +632-633-6891

Fax: +632-638-5732

Email: info@acs.com.hk


USA Office

Advanced Card Systems (USA) Ltd.

21 Chippenham Drive Voorhees,

NJ 08043

USA


Tel: +1-856-784-7177 / +1-609-332-8593

Fax: +1-416-591-9123

Email: info@acs.com.hk

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