ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281S-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card. It can be used for banking or e-commerce to settle payments or other transactions securely using credit cards, and it for verifying contactless cards to provide access to specific areas or workstations. It provides the perfect complement to the all-in-one card concept that combines many kinds of smart card applications in just a single card.

The ACR1281S-C1 is a plug and play device that does not require any driver installation. It comes with a built-in SAM slot for added security in both contact and contactless applications. Lastly, the ACR1281S-C1 makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards at a maximum of 848 kbps, which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications.

With additional features such as USB firmware upgradability, contact memory card support and extended APDU support, ACR1281S-C1 Serial DualBoost II is a highly cost-effective, powerful all-in-one device that offers convenience and flexibility to many smart card applications.

PC-Linked Serial (RS232) Single Contact Card Slot Contactless Reader SAM Slot(s) Firmware Upgradeable
  • Serial RS232 Interface
  • USB interface for power supply
  • CCID-like frame format (binary format)
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and MIFARE series
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)
  • Contact Smart Card Reader:
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3V and 1.8 V)
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
    • Supports memory cards
    • ISO 7816 compliant SAM slot
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Two user-controllable LEDs
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • USB Firmware Upgradability
Physical Characteristics
Weight (g) 150 g
Dimensions (mm) 120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Serial Interface
Power Source From USB Port
Protocol RS-232
Connector Type DB-9 Connector
Cable Length 1.5 m, Fixed (DB9 + USB)
Contact Smart Card Interface
Protocol T=0; T=1
Number of Slots 1 Full-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Protocol ISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL 
MIFARE® Classic Card, T=CL
Standard ISO 14443 A & B Parts 1-4
SAM Card Interface
Protocol T=0; T=1
Number of Slots 1 Standard SIM-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 Class A (5 V)
Built-in Peripherals
LED 2 single-color: Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance ISO 14443
ISO 7816
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Linux®
Drivers for ACR1281S-C1
Serial Interface OS Support
Library Package  107 KB
Version 1.0.0.1
04-Aug-2011
Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64
Library Package  97 KB
Version 1.0.0
04-Aug-2011
Linux



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Application Programming Interface

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Communication Protocol

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