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
iOS BLE EVK (SmartCardIO)  3.11 MB
Version 0.53
03-Jan-2022
iOS 9.0 and above
*With Extended APDU 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
Android BLE EVK (SmartCardIO)  3.65 MB
Version 0.53
18-May-2022
Android 4.4 and above
*With Extended APDU Support
USB Interface OS Support
Android EVK  1.56 MB
Version 1.1.6
21-Dec-2023
Android™ 3.1 and above
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  3.65 MB
Version 4.4.2.0
21-Nov-2022
Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x86, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x86, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x86, Windows 10 x64, Windows 11 x64, Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64, Windows Server 2016 x64, Windows Server 2019 x64, Windows Server 2022 x64
PC/SC Driver Package  3.17 MB
Version 1.1.10
04-Aug-2023
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  283.03 KB
Version 1.1.10
04-Aug-2023
Mac OS X 10.7 or above
Android EVK  1.56 MB
Version 1.1.6
18-Jan-2024
Android™ 3.1 or above
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  458 KB
Version 1.1.8
06-Jan-2020
Linux®, Mac OS® X
CT-API Library  2.04 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, Windows® 11
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



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)