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ACR1281 Dual Interface RFID chip card reader
The ACR1281 is a compact and cost-effective contactless reader and writer which is a 100% alternative to the ACR120 which is no longer available.
Based on the 13,65MHz RFID technology the ACR1281 supports Mifare (R) as well as ISO 1443 A and B cards.
The reader is optionaly available with USB or RRS232 interface and easily can be integrated in existing data collection applications like portable terminals, ticket- or vending machines or access control systems.
The reading distance of the card is max. 5cm
The installation and operating is simply and conveniently: Hold the card near the reader and follow the installations instructions.


  • Full MIFARE® functionality
  • Compatible to ISO 14443 A and B and Mifare® Classic cards
  • Read- and write funtionality
  • High-speed transactions
  • Integrated antenna
  • Serial Interface RS232 or USB interface
  • CCID support
  • LED signal and accoustic signal
  • Contact Smart Card Slot
  • Reads and writes all microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocolls
  • Compatible to ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C (5 V, 3 V and 1.8 V)
  • Supports SLE 4418/28/32/42 memory cards
  • CAC and PIV support
  • 1 SAM Slot, ISO 7816 Class A Standard
  • Drivers for all major operating systems
Interface Full Speed USB or RS232
Dimension 120,5 mm (L) × 72,0 mm (B) × 20,4 mm (H)
Voltage 5V DC (regulated)
Power consumption < 200mA
Operating temperature 0 - 50°C
MTBF 500000 hours
Operating systems Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 R2, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2 Linux®, Mac OS®, Android™
Certifications PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, Microsoft® WHQL
Mifare Card Interface
Standards ISO 14443 A und B Parts 1-4
Protocols ISO 14443 T=CL for ISO 14443-4 compatible cards MIFARE Classic Card Protocol, T=CL
Frequenz 13,56 MHz
Reading / writing speed 106 Kbps, 212 Kbps, 424 Kbps, 848 Kbps
Reading distance max 50mm
Smart Card Interface:
Standards ISO 7816 Class A, B, und C (5 V, 3 V und 1.8 V)
Protocols T=0; T=1
Reading / writing speed 9.6 Kbps – 420 Kbps
CLK Frequenz 4,8MHz
plugging cycles min. 200000
SAM Card Interface
Standards ISO 7816, Class A (5 V)
Protocols T=0; T=1
Card Connector Type contact
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(Technical details are subject to change without prior notice)