ACR1255U-J1 NFC Bluetooth® NFC Reader is designed to facilitate on-the-go smart card and NFC applications. It combines the latest 13.56 MHz contactless technology with Bluetooth® Smart connectivity.

ACR1255U-J1 supports ISO 14443 Type A and B smart cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa®, and most NFC tags and devices compliant with ISO 18092 standard. This makes ACR1255U-J1 ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as hands-free verification for physical and logical access control, and inventory tracking. ACR1255U-J1 has two interfaces: Bluetooth Smart (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) for pairing with mobile devices, and USB Full Speed for PC-linked operation. Additionally, it can read/write at a speed of up to 424 Kbps for contactless smart card and NFC device access.

With a compact design and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for power, ACR1255U-J1 is extremely portable and convenient for use anytime, anywhere with most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets.

To save valuable cost and time, the firmware of ACR1255U-J1 could conveniently be upgraded on the field. This enables users to cope with the fast-changing technology for their applications, and suit different scenarios.

With Bluetooth Smart technology, ACR1255U-J1 easily connects wirelessly to any device running on Android™ 4.3 and later, iOS 5.0 and later, Windows® 7 and later, and Mac OS® 10.7 and later.

For PC-linked operation, ACR1255U-J1 could easily be installed for use with any personal computer running on Windows® operating system because it is PC/SC and CCID-compliant. Its drivers are also compatible with Linux® and Mac OS®.

With its numerous features, the ACR1255U-J1 is the perfect reader for your smart card solution.

  • Bluetooth® Smart Interface
  • USB-Powered (PC-linked mode):
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
    • CCID Compliance
    • Firmware Upgradeable
    • Application Programming Interface:
      • Supports PC/SC
      • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • Battery-Powered:
    • Powered by a Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable through PC-linked mode)
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 60 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards
    • Supports MIFARE® and MIFARE® DESFire®
    • Supports FeliCa®
    • Supports ISO 18092 Tags (NFC Tags)
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • NFC Support:
      • Card reader/writer mode
  • e-Government
  • Mobile Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Access Control
  • Network Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Dimensions 85.0mm (L) x 54.0mm (W) x  10.8mm (H)
Interface
  • Bluetooth Smart
  • USB Full Speed
Power Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable through USB)
Supply Current Max. 50 mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC18092) tags
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 18092, ISO 14443, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, Bluetooth® Smart*, USB Full Speed, RoHS 2, REACH, WEEE, Microsoft® WHQL
*Certification is in progress
Operating System Support
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X 10.7 and above
  • Android™ 4.3 and above
  • iOS 5.0 and above

Drivers for ACR1255U-J1

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
Bluetooth Interface
02-Feb-2016 Android EVK Android 4.3 and above 0.02 5 MB
02-Feb-2016 iOS & Mac EVK iOS 5.0 and above, Mac OS X 10.7 and above 0.02 6 MB
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
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
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
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

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR1255U-J1

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of the ACR1255U-J1 Bluetooth® NFC Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of the ACR1255U-J1 Bluetooth® NFC Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of the ACR1255U-J1 Bluetooth® NFC Reader

User Manual

User Manual of the BT Readers Library (Android and iOS)