nfc-forumThe ACR1252U USB NFC Reader III is an NFC Forum-certified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot which can be used together with a SAM card for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.

ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used).

Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.

The ACR1252U comes with an optional stand to hold the smart card reader at an optimal angle, so that users can tap contactless cards or NFC-enabled devices onto the ACR1252U with ease.

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  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
  • CCID Compliance    
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability    
  • Smart Card Reader:    
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps    
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)    
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags    
    • Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire    
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)    
    • One ISO 7816–compliant SAM slot (Class A)    
    • NFC Support:    
      • NFC Reader/Writer Mode    
      • Peer-to-Peer Mode    
      • Card Emulation Mode    
  • Application Programming Interface:    
    • Supports PC/SC    
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)    
  • Peripherals:    
    • User-controllable bi-color LED    
    • User-controllable buzzer    
    • SAM Slot
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
  • Smart Poster
  • P2P Communication
Dimensions 98.0 mm (L) x 65.0 mm (W) x 12.8 mm (H)
Weight 81.0 g
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 200mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 18092, ISO 14443, ISO 7816,  NFC Forum, FeliCa Performance Certification, PC/SC, CCID, LASCOM, EN60950/IEC 60950, CE, FCC, VCCI, MIC, KC, RoHS 2, USB Full Speed, Microsoft® WHQL
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™ 3.1 and above

Drivers for ACR1252

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
05-Oct-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 4.1.0.0 3 MB
05-Oct-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 4.1.0.0 2 MB
02-Oct-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 4.1.0.0 795 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 5.0 2.0.1.0 62 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 6.0 2.0.1.0 105 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 7.0 2.0.1.0 196 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 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 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 ACR1252

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader