nfc-forumThe ACR1252U USB NFC Reader III is an NFC Forum-certified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot which can be used together with a SAM card for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.

ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used).

Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.

The ACR1252U comes with an optional stand to hold the smart card reader at an optimal angle, so that users can tap contactless cards or NFC-enabled devices onto the ACR1252U with ease.

For more information, click here to download the brochure of this special accessory.

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PC-Linked USB Contactless Reader NFC Reader SAM Slot(s) Firmware Upgradeable
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
  • CCID Compliance    
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability    
  • Smart Card Reader:    
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps    
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)    
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags    
    • Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire    
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)    
    • One ISO 7816–compliant SAM slot (Class A)    
    • NFC Support:    
      • NFC Reader/Writer Mode    
      • Peer-to-Peer Mode    
      • Card Emulation Mode    
  • Application Programming Interface:    
    • Supports PC/SC    
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)    
  • Peripherals:    
    • User-controllable bi-color LED    
    • User-controllable buzzer    
    • SAM Slot
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 98.0 mm (L) x 65.0 mm (W) x 12.8 mm (H)
Weight (g) 81 g
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, Fixed
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO/IEC 18092 NFC, ISO 14443 Type A & B, MIFARE®, FeliCa
Protocol ISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL 
MIFARE® Classic Card, T=CL 
ISO18092, NFC Tags 
FeliCa
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Standard SIM-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 Class A (5V)
Protocol T=0; T=1
Built-in Peripherals
LED 1 bi-color: Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 18092
ISO 14443
ISO 7816 (SAM Slot)
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
CCID
NFC Forum Certification Mark
Felica Performance Certification
J-LIS (Japan)
VCCI (Japan)
MIC (Japan)
KC (Korea)
Microsoft® WHQL
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
REACH
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows® CE
Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS®
Solaris
Android™
Drivers for ACR1252U
USB Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.8.0
20-Mar-2018
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  956 KB
Version 4.2.8.0
20-Mar-2018
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 Drivers  371 KB
Version 2.0.1.0
23-Nov-2015
Windows® CE 5.0, Windows® CE 6.0, Windows® CE 7.0
PC/SC Driver Package  3 MB
Version 1.1.7
25-Jul-2019
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  274 KB
Version 1.1.7
29-Jul-2019
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 1.1.7
29-Oct-2018
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 ACR1252U
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader