The ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader supports ISO 14443 Type A and B smart cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and most NFC tags and devices compliant with ISO 18092 standard. The ACR1255U-J1 has both Bluetooth 4.0 interface for pairing with mobile devices and USB Full Speed for PC-linked operation. Additionally, it can read/write at speeds of up to 424 Kbps for contactless smart card and NFC device access.

Comprehensive SDK—The ACR1255U-J1 SDK is a collection of PC/SC–compliant sample codes, for device and contactless card programming for Java, MS Visual Basic .NET 2013, MS Visual C# .NET 2013 and MS Visual C++ .NET. The SDK is designed to help software developers create PC-linked applications, like smart posters for advertising and marketing.

The development kit is priced at only US$199

Smart Card Reader(s)

1 x ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader

Test Card(s)/ Token(s)

5 x ACOS3 Full-Sized Contactless Cards
5 x MIFARE® 1K Cards

Software Installer
  • ACS Smart Card and Reader Tool
    • Enables the user to perform smart card reader and card-related commands
  • Tools & Utilities
    • QuickView
      • Checks for proper driver installation
    • PCSC Learning Tool
      • Shows the use of the PC/SC API's step-by-step and the parameters that need to be used
    • Script Tool 5
      • Allows the user to communicate with a smart card by using script command files
  • Sample codes
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and readers
    • Available in the following programming languages: 
      • Java (x86 / x64)
      • MS Visual Basic .NET 2013
      • MS Visual C# .NET 2013
      • MS Visual C++ .NET 2013 (x86 / x64)    
  • ACS Smart Card Reader Driver
  • Reference Manuals
SDK Operating System Support

Windows® 7*
Windows® 8.1*
Windows® 10 

(*)Need to purchase a Bluetooth® dongle separately