ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card. It can be used for banking or e-commerce to settle payments or other transactions securely using credit cards, and it for verifying contactless cards to provide access to specific areas or workstations. It provides the perfect complement to the all-in-one card concept that combines many kinds of smart card applications in just a single card.

The ACR1281S-C1 is a plug and play device that does not require any driver installation. It comes with a built-in SAM slot for added security in both contact and contactless applications. Lastly, the ACR1281S-C1 makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards at a maximum of 848 kbps, which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications.

With additional features such as USB firmware upgradability, contact memory card support and extended APDU support, ACR1281S-C1 Serial DualBoost II is a highly cost-effective, powerful all-in-one device that offers convenience and flexibility to many smart card applications.

  • Serial RS232 Interface
  • USB interface for power supply
  • CCID-like frame format (binary format)
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and MIFARE series
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)
  • Contact Smart Card Reader:
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3V and 1.8 V)
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
    • Supports memory cards
    • ISO 7816 compliant SAM slot
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Two user-controllable LEDs
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • USB Firmware Upgradability
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • Access Control
  • Network Security
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
Dimensions 120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Weight 150 g
Interface RS232 for data communication
USB for power transmission
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current 200mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 °C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • MIFARE
Compliance / Certifications
  • CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®

Drivers for ACR1281S-C1

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
Serial Interface
04-Aug-2011 Library Package Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64 1.0.0.1 107 KB
04-Aug-2011 Library Package Linux 1.0.0 97 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR1281S-C1

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II Serial Dual Interface Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II Serial Dual Interface Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II Serial Dual Interface Reader

Communication Protocol

Communication Protocol Manual of ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II Serial Dual Interface Reader