The ACR123U is the USB version of the ACR123S, a cost-effective, flexible and intelligent contactless reader. It can be integrated to existing (Point-of-Sale) terminals or cash registers, to offer the convenience of a cashless payment system. The ACR123U speeds up movement in checkout counters, by enabling customers to complete payments by simply tapping their cards.

The ACR123U is equipped with a large graphical LCD that allows merchants to display messages, as well as a large tapping area with backlight, which guides customers in carrying out their payment transactions. Developed based on 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID) technology, it supports any contactless card following the ISO 14443-4 standard. It is also equipped with a large graphical LCD, as well as a large user-controllable tapping area with backlight.
 
The ACR123U is compliant and certified with major payment and safety standards such as MasterCard®, Visa, AMEX, EMV Level 1 and EMV Level 2. It is also compatible with EMV-based contactless payment applications such as MasterCard® PayPass™, Visa payWave®, and AMEX ExpressPay®.  Moreover, the ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader is also Apple Pay-ready.

  • USB interface for Data Communication and 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
  • Payment Applications:    
    • MasterCard® PayPass™ Mag Stripe and M/Chip    
    • Visa payWave® MSD and qVSDC
    • American Express® ExpressPay 3.0    
    • Apple Pay-ready
  • 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)   
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation
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
Interface USB Interface with USB Standard Type A connector
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current 500 mA (max.)
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
Payment Applications
  • MasterCard® PayPass™ Mag Stripe and M/Chip
  • Visa payWave® MSD and qVSDC
  • American Express®  ExpressPay 3.0
  • Apple Pay-ready
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 14443, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, VCCI, KC
  • EMVCo Level 1, EMVCo Level 2, MasterCard® PayPass™, Visa payWave®,  AMEX ExpressPay®, Microsoft® WHQL
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®

Drivers for ACR123U

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
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 ACR123U

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader

Application Programming Interface

Application Programming Interface of ACR123U Intelligent Contactless Reader