The WalletMate Mobile Wallet NFC Reader is designed to facilitate mobile NFC applications. Certified by Apple and Google VAS (Value-Added Service) protocols, the WalletMate could bring ultimate cardless user experiences by supporting various virtual passes such as loyalty cards, tickets, and staff /student ID cards on both IOS and Android platforms. With the VAS protocol, users can enjoy an agile and convenient tap-to-go experience as the host terminal could select a specific wallet pass from the user's mobile through a unique merchant ID.

The WalletMate is developed based on 13.56MHz, it supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It is certified by the NFC forum, making it capable of the three NFC modes, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication.

Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for integrating into various systems to support both physical smart cards and virtual wallet passes.

WalletMate comes with an optional stand to hold the reader at an optimal angle, so that users can tap mobile phone, contactless cards or NFC-enabled devices onto the the WalletMate with ease.

In addition, WalletMate is supported by the ACS VAS Test Tool, which is a tool developed by Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), intended to test NFC-enabled Apple Pay Passes and Google Pay Passes with WalletMate.  If you would like to use the ACS VAS Test Tool for various development needs, please contact us at


WalletMate ACS VAS Test Tool Video Demonstration

  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • CCID Compliance
  • Mobile Wallet and Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Apple VAS & Google Smart Tap Certified (WalletMate is VAS Only, not payment terminals)
  • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
  • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 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
  • Supports MIFARE® 7-byte UID, MIFARE® Plus, and MIFARE® DESfire
  • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)
  • NFC Support:
    • NFC Reader/Writer Mode
    • Peer-to-Peer Mode
    • Card Emulation Mode 
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Apple VAS & Google Smart Tap API for Windows and Linux platforms
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • Peripherals:
    • User-controllable bi-color LED
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • USB Firmware Upgradability
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 98.0 mm (L) x 65.0 mm (W) x 12.8 mm (H)
Weight (g) 81g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type USB Type-A (ACR1252U-MW)
Power Source From USB port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length 1.0 m, Non-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 
ISO18092, NFC Tags 
Built-in Peripherals
LED 1 bi-color: Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance Certifications:
  • Apple VAS, Google Smart Tap, NFC Forum Certification Mark, IEC/EN 62368, CE, FCC, UKCA, J-LIS, VCCI, TELEC, KC, BIS, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®, Linux®, macOS (Under development), Android™ (Under development)
Drivers for WalletMate
USB Interface OS Support
PC/SC Driver Installer  3.65 MB
PC/SC Driver Package  3.17 MB
Version 1.1.10
PC/SC Driver Installer  283.03 KB
Version 1.1.10
Android EVK  1.56 MB
Version 1.1.6
Android™ 3.1 or above

Manuals & Datasheets for WalletMate
Technical Specification

Technical Specification of WalletMate Mobile Wallet NFC Reader