ACR89 is one of ACS’s strong line of Smart Card Readers with PIN-Pad. An upgrade from the ACR88 PIN-Pad Reader, it offers better performance, longer battery life, and lower energy consumption, at a lower cost. This versatile handheld smart card reader runs a 32-bit MCU. It has built-in keypad, 128 x 64 high-resolution graphical LCD, LED indicators, buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, ACR89 enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both office and field environments.

ACR89 provides the unique advantage of having two modes—PC-linked and Standalone—to cater to unique user requirements. For its PC-linked mode, it connects to the PC via its USB cable; while for its Standalone mode, it uses its Lithium-ion Battery to run wirelessly. It also comes with a serial Interface port that enables connection to other peripherals.

ACR89 can support dual interface applications. It has access to contact cards, and can also be customized to support contactless cards upon request. Likewise, it can be customized to include a thermal printer to provide an optimal solution for multi-purpose applications.

Being CCID-compliant, ACR89 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates in its ease of use and installation. Users can also build their own standalone applications through its multi-tasking environment using Free RTOS Kernel and C-language. Firmware upgradeable, ACR89 is suitable for existing and future smart card applications.

 

PC-Linked Standalone USB Battery Powered Embedded Operating System Dual Contact Card Slots SAM Slot(s) Built-in Memory Graphical/ Dot Matrix LCD Keypad/ PINPad Firmware Upgradeable
  • 32-Bit RISC Processor running Embedded FreeRTOS    
  • USB Firmware Upgradability    
  • Hand-held size and weight    
  • 2 Full-sized Contact Card Slots    
  • 3 SIM-sized SAM Card Slots    
  • Dual Operation Modes    
    • PC-Linked    
    • Standalone    
  • PC-linked Operation    
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
    • Through detachable USB Cable    
    • CCID Compliance    
    • Support PC/SC    
  • Standalone Operation    
    • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (charging through USB)    
    • Support third party application programming via FreeRTOS    
    • User programmable by C language    
  • Built in Peripherals    
    • Easy-to-Read, High Resolution Backlit LCD    
    • Highly Durable Chemical Resistant Keypad    
    • 4 LED Status Indicators    
    • Monotone Buzzer    
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery    
    • Optional Detachable Thermal Printer (PTR89)    
  • Tamper Detection Switch to protect against unauthorized intrusion    
  • Supports Secure PIN Entry (SPE)    
  • Supports PPS (Protocol And Parameters Selection) with 115,200 – 206,451 bps in reading and writing smart Cards    
  • Supports Android™ 3.1 and above    
Dimensions 181.5mm (L) x 77.0mm (W) x 30.5mm (H)
Weight 235g
Power Source
  • PC-linked mode: USB powered (via detachable USB cable)
  • Standalone mode: Battery powered (Li-ion Battery with charging through USB)
Compliance / Certifications
  • CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, ISO 7816, PC/SC, CCID, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2003,  Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2
Interface USB full speed 2.0
Supply Voltage 5V DC (via detachable USB cable)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8 V)
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
Drivers for ACR89U-A1 OS Support
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.0.0
15-Dec-2016
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® 10
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.0.6.0
14-Nov-2014
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  816 KB
Version 4.2.0.0
28-Nov-2016
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows®10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 R2, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2
PC/SC Driver Package  2 MB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
Linux
PC/SC Driver Installer  247 KB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
PC/SC Drivers  436 KB
Version 1.1.4
16-Dec-2016
Linux, Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
CT-API Library  2 MB
Version 1.0.1.1
23-Jan-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 10
CT-API Library  261 KB
Version 1.0.1
23-Jan-2017
Linux®, Mac OS® X 10.5, Mac OS® X10.6, Mac OS® X10.7, Mac OS® X10.8, Mac OS® X10.9
Android EVK  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
31-Mar-2016
Android 3.1 and above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR89U-A1
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader