ACR89 is one of ACS’s strong line of Smart Card Readers with PIN-Pad. An upgrade from the ACR88 PIN-Pad Reader, it offers better performance, longer battery life, and lower energy consumption, at a lower cost. This versatile handheld smart card reader runs a 32-bit MCU. It has built-in keypad, 128 x 64 high-resolution graphical LCD, LED indicators, buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, ACR89 enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both office and field environments.

ACR89 provides the unique advantage of having two modes—PC-linked and Standalone—to cater to unique user requirements. For its PC-linked mode, it connects to the PC via its USB cable; while for its Standalone mode, it uses its Lithium-ion Battery to run wirelessly. It also comes with a serial Interface port that enables connection to other peripherals.

ACR89 can support dual interface applications. It has access to contact cards, and can also be customized to support contactless cards upon request. Likewise, it can be customized to include a thermal printer to provide an optimal solution for multi-purpose applications.

Being CCID-compliant, ACR89 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates in its ease of use and installation. Users can also build their own standalone applications through its multi-tasking environment using Free RTOS Kernel and C-language. Firmware upgradeable, ACR89 is suitable for existing and future smart card applications.

 

  • 32-Bit RISC Processor running Embedded FreeRTOS    
  • USB Firmware Upgradability    
  • Hand-held size and weight    
  • 2 Full-sized Contact Card Slots    
  • 3 SIM-sized SAM Card Slots    
  • Dual Operation Modes    
    • PC-Linked    
    • Standalone    
  • PC-linked Operation    
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
    • Through detachable USB Cable    
    • CCID Compliance    
    • Support PC/SC    
  • Standalone Operation    
    • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (charging through USB)    
    • Support third party application programming via FreeRTOS    
    • User programmable by C language    
  • Built in Peripherals    
    • Easy-to-Read, High Resolution Backlit LCD    
    • Highly Durable Chemical Resistant Keypad    
    • 4 LED Status Indicators    
    • Monotone Buzzer    
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery    
    • Optional Detachable Thermal Printer (PTR89)    
  • Tamper Detection Switch to protect against unauthorized intrusion    
  • Supports Secure PIN Entry (SPE)    
  • Supports PPS (Protocol And Parameters Selection) with 115,200 – 206,451 bps in reading and writing smart Cards    
  • Supports Android™ 3.1 and above    
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
Dimensions 181.5mm (L) x 77.0mm (W) x 30.5mm (H)
Weight 235g
Interface USB full speed 2.0
Power
  • PC-linked mode: USB powered (via detachable USB cable)
  • Standalone mode: Battery powered (Li-ion Battery with charging through USB)
Supply Voltage 3.7 V DC
Supply Current Max. 60mA
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8 V)
Compliance / Certifications
  • CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, ISO 7816, PC/SC, CCID, USB Full Speed, EMVCo Level 1
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2003,  Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™

Drivers for ACR89U-A1

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
24-Aug-2015 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (32-bit) Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win10 , Win Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2008 4.0.7.1 3 MB
24-Aug-2015 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (64-bit) Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win10 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win 2012 R2 x64 4.0.7.1 2 MB
14-Nov-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (32-bit) Win 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52)) 4.0.6.0 3 MB
14-Nov-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (64-bit) Win 7 x64 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52)) 4.0.6.0 2 MB
20-Aug-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1, Win 8.1 x64, Win 10, Win 10 x64,Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64 4.0.0.7 842 KB
22-Jun-2016 PC/SC Drivers Linux, Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12 1.1.3 436 KB
24-Jun-2016 PC/SC Driver Package Linux 1.1.3 2 MB
22-Jun-2016 PC/SC Driver Installer Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12 1.1.3 248 KB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64 1.0.0.1 2 MB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Linux 1.0.0 62 KB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9 1.0.0 35 KB
31-Mar-2016 Android EVK Android 3.1 and above 1.1.3 472 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR89U-A1

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader