ACR89U-A2 is a handheld smart card reader with NFC tag support. Primarily designed for a multi-application environment, it can access any contact and contactless smart card following the ISO7816 and ISO14443 standards. This portable pinpad reader has a dual smart card interface and a contactless card reader module. It runs with 32-bit MCU, and has LED indicators, 128 x 64 high-resolution graphical LCD, buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, it enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both in-house and field environments.

ACR89U-A2 comes from the ACR89 series which 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. It can provide optimal solution with additional thermal printer support.

Being CCID-compliant, ACR89U-A2 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates 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 Contactless Reader NFC Reader 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    
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 181.5 mm (L) x 77.0 mm (W) x 30.5 mm (H)
Weight (g) 235 g
Standalone Mode
Operating System Embedded FreeRTOS
Power Source Lithium-ion battery, 3.7 V, 900 mAh
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type Standard Type A
Power Source From USB Port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length 1.0 m, Detachable
Contact Smart Card Interface
Number of Slots 2 Full-sized Card Slots
Standard ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol T=0 and T=1; Memory Card Support (ICC Slot 0 only)
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO 14443 A and B Parts 1-4, ISO/IEC 18092 (NFC), MIFARE, FeliCa
Protocol ISO14443-4 Compliant Cards, T=CL
MIFARE Classic Card Protocol, T=CL
ISO 18092, NFC Tags
FeliCa
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots 3 Standard SIM-sized
Standard ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol T=0; T=1
Memory
Flash Memory Size 384 KB
Built-in Peripherals
LCD Black and White Graphic LCD with Backlight
Resolution : 128 x 64 pixels
Number of Characters : 21 characters x 8 lines
LED 4 tri-color: Red, Yellow and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Keypad 20 keys
Other Features
Security Tamper Switch
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Real-time Clock Supported
Printer
Printer Type Thermal, External (Optional - PTR89)
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance ISO 7816
ISO 14443
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
PC/SC 2.0 Part 10 - Secure PIN Entry
CCID
Microsoft® WHQL
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS®
Solaris
Android™

ACR89U-A2 is end-of-life already. To inquire about a suitable replacement or pending orders, please contact [email protected].

Drivers for ACR89U-A2
USB Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  6 MB
Version 4.3.0.0
02-May-2019
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2
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  1 MB
Version 4.3.0.0
02-May-2019
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2
PC/SC Driver Package  3 MB
Version 1.1.8
10-Jan-2020
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  272 KB
Version 1.1.8
09-Jan-2020
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12. Mac 10.13, Mac 10.14, Mac 10.15
PC/SC Drivers  458 KB
Version 1.1.8
06-Jan-2020
Linux®, Mac OS® X
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  421 KB
Version 1.1.5
25-Jun-2019
Android™ 3.1 and above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR89U-A2
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR89U-A2 Handheld Smart Card Reader (Contactless Version)