ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is the second generation of ACS’s ACR128 DualBoost Reader. It is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card.

ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II comes in a complete Software Development Kit (SDK), which contains vital components for facilitating the development of contact and contactless smart card applications. The SDK provides the user with sample applications, tools and utilities, and sample codes, enabling them to conveniently and effectively incorporate ACR1281U-C1 into their solutions.

The development kit is priced at only US$199.

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR1281U-C1 Dual Interface Smart Card Reader
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x Mifare 1K Cards
  • 5 x ACOS3 Cards
  • 1 x ACOS6-SAM Secure Access Module Card
CD-ROM
  • Reference Manual(s) 
  • Loyalty Demo
  • Tools and Utilities: 
    • PC/SC Learning Tool
    • QuickView 
    • EasyKey
    • Script Tool 3
    • Smart Card and Reader Tool 
  • Sample Codes: 
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and readers 
    • Available in the following programming languages: 
      • ActiveX (32-bit only)
      • Java 
      • MS Visual Basic.NET 2008
      • MS Visual Basic 6.0 (32-bit only)
      • MS Visual C#.NET 2008
      • MS Visual C++.NET 2008 (64-bit only)
      • MS Visual C++ 6.0 (32-bit only)
      • Linux GTK C++
SDK Operating System Support
  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Linux®