The ACR890 is a new generation PIN-pad reader from ACS. It incorporates a contact, contactless, and magnetic card reader to help older technology systems (e.g. magnetic stripe-based) to transition to smart cards. ACR890 is built to handle complex applications with its fast processing speed and large memory. This terminal is also designed for mobile environments, enabling wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi, GPRS, and 3G communications.

Among the practical features of the ACR890 is its ability to print anywhere via its built-in thermal printer. In addition to its large internal memory, ACR890 also allows for memory expansion through a micro SD card slot, to enable higher memory allocation for application and transaction data. With its 240x320 3.5” color LCD display, the ACR890 shows images in remarkable detail and allows the user to easily navigate the display on its touchscreen LCD. The terminal also features a built-in speaker for additional audio experience.

The ACR890 is a standalone terminal with advanced capabilities to suit multifaceted applications, may they be in the transportation, government, healthcare, banking or retail sector.

Standalone USB Serial (RS232) Battery Powered Embedded Operating System Single Contact Card Slot Contactless Reader Magnetic Stripe Reader SAM Slot(s) Built-in Memory Micro SD Card Slot Colour LCD Keypad/ PINPad Thermal Printer Wifi 3G GPRS Firmware Upgradeable
  • 32-bit A8 Processor running Embedded Linux®    
  • 4GB Flash and 256MB RAM
  • Expandable Micro SD Card support with memory of 1 GB up to 16 GB    
  • 1 Full-sized Contact Card Slot 
  • 2 SAM Card Slots (Contact Connector)    
  • 1 Standard SIM Card Slot for GPRS Function    
  • Integrated Contactless Smart Card Reader    
  • Magnetic Stripe Support    
  • Firmware Upgradeable    
  • Built-in Peripherals    
    • Easy-to-Read, High-Resolution Colored LCD    
    • 3.5" Resistive Touchscreen LCD    
    • Highly Durable Chemical-Resistant 20-button Keypad    
    • Thermal Printer    
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery    
    • 4 LED Status Indicators    
    • Built-in Speaker    
  • Connectivity Support    
    • Wi-Fi
    • GPRS/GSM    
    • 3G Connectivity Support     
    • USB Client High Speed    
    • Serial RS232 (for debug)  
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 208.0 mm (L) × 85.5 mm (W) × 53.0 mm (H)
Weight (g) 585 g (including battery and thermal paper)
Standalone Mode
Operating System Embedded Linux
Power Source Lithium-ion battery, 7.4 V, 2000 mAh
Charging via external power adapter, 12 V, 4 A
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Quad-band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA 900 MHz/2100 MHz
Contact Smart Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Full-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 , Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol T=0 and T=1; Memory Card Support
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO 14443 A and B Parts 1-4, MIFARE, FeliCa
Protocol ISO14443-4 Compliant Cards, T=CL
MIFARE Classic Card Protocol, T=CL
Magnetic Card Interface
Standard ISO 7811, Track 1/2/3, Bi-directional
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots 2 Standard SIM-sized Card Slots
Standard ISO 7816 , Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol T=0; T=1
SIM Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Standard SIM-sized Card Slot
Standard GSM
Flash Memory Size 4 GB
SD Card Slot Supports up to 16 GB
Built-in Peripherals
LCD 3.5-in. TFT-LCD, Color LCD with backlight
Resolution : 240 × 320 pixels
LED 4 single-color: Blue, Yellow, Green, and Red
Speaker 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Keypad 20 keys
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Real-time Clock Supported
Printer Type Thermal, Built-in
Certifications/Compliance ISO 7816
ISO 14443
ISO 7811

ACR890 is end-of-life already. To inquire about a suitable replacement or pending orders, please contact [email protected].

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