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    
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, ISO 14443, 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
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • MIFARE
    • FeliCa
    • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
 
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
Drivers for ACR89U-A2 OS Support
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.6.1
11-Oct-2017
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  921 KB
Version 4.2.6.0
14-Sep-2017
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  2 MB
Version 1.1.5
27-Oct-2017
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  251 KB
Version 1.1.5
23-Oct-2017
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
PC/SC Drivers  455 KB
Version 1.1.5
23-Oct-2017
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  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
31-Mar-2016
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)