ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader is designed to facilitate on-the-go smart card and NFC applications. It combines the latest 13.56 MHz contactless technology with Bluetooth® connectivity.

ACR1255U-J1 supports ISO 14443 Type A and B smart cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa®, and most NFC tags and devices compliant with ISO 18092 standard. This makes ACR1255U-J1 ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as hands-free verification for physical and logical access control, and inventory tracking. ACR1255U-J1 has two interfaces: Bluetooth (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) for pairing with mobile devices, and USB Full Speed for PC-linked operation. Additionally, it can read/write at a speed of up to 424 Kbps for contactless smart card and NFC device access.

With a compact design and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for power, ACR1255U-J1 is extremely portable and convenient for use anytime, anywhere with most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets.

To save valuable cost and time, the firmware of ACR1255U-J1 could conveniently be upgraded on the field. This enables users to cope with the fast-changing technology for their applications, and suit different scenarios.

With Bluetooth® technology and AES-128 encyrption, ACR1255U-J1 connects securely and wirelessly to any device running on Android™ 4.3 and later, iOS 8.0 and later, Windows® 7 and later, and Mac OS® 10.7 and later.

For PC-linked operation, ACR1255U-J1 could easily be installed for use with any personal computer running on Windows® operating system because it is PC/SC and CCID-compliant. Its drivers are also compatible with Linux® and Mac OS®.

With its numerous features, the ACR1255U-J1 is the perfect reader for your smart card solution.

Should you wish to try out the demo apps for ACR1255U-J1, please download the app from Google Play and App Store.

 

Mobile PC-Linked USB Bluetooth Battery Powered Contactless Reader NFC Reader Firmware Upgradeable
  • Bluetooth® Interface
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • Power Source:
    • Battery-Powered (incorporates a Litium-ion battery rechargeable through USB Mini-B port)
    • USB-Powered (through PC-linked mode)
  • CCID Compliance
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Contactless Interface:
      • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
      • Built-in Antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 60 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
      • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)
      • NFC Support
        • Card Reader/Writer Mode
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Two user-controllable bi-color LEDs
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability
  • Supports Android™ 4.3 and later
  • Supports iOS 8.0 and later
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 85 mm (L) × 54 mm (W) × 10 mm (H)
Weight (g) 37.5 g (74.1 g with cable ± 5 g tolerance)
Bluetooth Interface
Protocol Bluetooth® (Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth 4.0)
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (charging through USB)
Speed 1 Mbps
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type USB Mini-B
Power Source From USB Port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length 1 m, Detachable
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
ISO 18092, NFC Tags
FeliCa
Built-in Peripherals
LED 2 Bi-colors: Red and Blue, Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Encryption In-device AES encryption algorithm
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 18092
ISO 14443
USB Full Speed
Bluetooth®
PC/SC
CCID
CE
FCC
RoHS
REACH
VCCI (Japan)
BIS (India)
Microsoft® WHQL
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS® 10.7 and later
Android™ 4.3 and later
iOS 8.0 and later
Drivers for ACR1255U-J1
Bluetooth Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  15.43 MB
Version 2.3.0.0
18-Dec-2019
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® 11
iOS BLE EVK (SmartCardIO)  1.06 MB
Version 0.6.0
15-Mar-2024
iOS 9.0 and above
*With Extended APDU Support
Android BLE EVK (SmartCardIO)  1.72 MB
Version 0.6.0
08-Feb-2024
Android 4.4 and above
*With Extended APDU Support
USB Interface OS Support
PC/SC Driver Installer  3.65 MB
Version 4.4.2.0
21-Nov-2022
Windows®
PC/SC Driver Package  2.82 MB
Version 1.1.11
28-Mar-2024
Linux®
PC/SC Driver Installer  278.71 KB
Version 1.1.11
25-Mar-2024
macOS®
Android EVK  1.58 MB
Version 1.1.7
16-Feb-2024
Android™ 3.1 or above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR1255U-J1
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of the ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of the ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of the ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader

User Manual

User Manual of the ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader

User Guide (iOS)

User Guide for ACS SmartAccess app (iOS)

User Guide (Android)

User Guide for ACS SmartAccess app (Android)