ACR1255U-J1 NFC 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® Smart 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 Smart (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 Smart technology and AES-128 encyrption, ACR1255U-J1 connects securely and wirelessly to any device running on Android™ 4.3 and later, iOS 5.0 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® Smart Interface
  • USB-Powered (PC-linked mode):
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
    • CCID Compliance
    • Firmware Upgradeable
    • Application Programming Interface:
      • Supports PC/SC
      • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • Battery-Powered:
    • Powered by a Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable through PC-linked mode)
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 60 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards
    • Supports MIFARE® and MIFARE® DESFire®
    • Supports FeliCa®
    • Supports ISO 18092 Tags (NFC Tags)
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • NFC Support:
      • Card reader/writer mode
Dimensions 85.0mm (L) x 54.0mm (W) x  10.8mm (H)
Power Source Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable through USB)
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 18092, ISO 14443, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, Bluetooth® Smart*, USB Full Speed, RoHS 2, REACH, WEEE, Microsoft® WHQL
*Certification is in progress
Interface
  • Bluetooth Smart
  • USB Full Speed
Supply Current Max. 50 mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC18092) tags
Operating System Support
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X 10.7 and above
  • Android™ 4.3 and above
  • iOS 5.0 and above
Drivers for ACR1255U-J1 OS Support
Bluetooth Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  16 MB
Version 1.0.0.14
14-Feb-2017
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
Android EVK  7 MB
Version 0.09
01-Mar-2017
Android 4.3 and above
iOS & Mac EVK  8 MB
Version 0.08
24-Feb-2017
iOS 5.0 and above, Mac OS X 10.7 and above
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 ACR1255U-J1
Product Presentation

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

Technical Specification

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

Reference Manual

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

User Manual

User Manual of the BT Readers Library (Windows, Android and iOS)

User Guide (iOS)

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User Guide (Android)

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