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PC-Linked Smart Card Readers

ACR38 Smart Card Readers - Choose your design

With the continuing evolution of personal computing standards, the ACR38 smart card reader/writer is a USB full speed device designed for use in the PC environment. The latest incarnation of our reader series combines a modern design with the latest technology, and makes it a suitable solution for demanding environments.

Being compliant with the CCID specification, the ACR38 Series offers a plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment. Its USB interface facilitates communication between a computer and a smart card very easily, allowing for a seamless implementation of smart-card based applications in a PC environment.

ACR38 Smart Card Reader is compliant with ISO 7816 and EMV Level 1 specifications. It supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3 V and 1.8 V) cards, including all microprocessor cards with T=0, and T=1 protocols, as well as most of the popular memory cards in the market.

ACR38 also offers an optional built-in Security Access Module (SAM) slot - ACR38U-SAM that supports various high security applications. It is also available in different casing designs, including the new ACR38U-I1 which is now FIPS 201 certified and TAA compliant. In addition, ACR38 also has an alternative reader  module form (ACM38).


ACR38 SDK

ACR38 Smart Card Reader SDK

The ACR38U (CCID) SDK is a complete package containing all the vital components required for the development of smart card applications.

The ACR38U (CCID) SDK provides developers with tools and utilities and sample codes, which enable the convenient and effective incorporation of smart cards into their solutions.

ACR38U SDK Contents:

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR38U-I1 Smart Card Reader
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x ACOS3 Microprocessor Smart Cards
  • 5 x SLE 5528 Memory Cards
  • 5 x SLE 5542 Memory Cards
CD-ROM
  • ACS Smart Card and Reader Tool
  • QuickView
  • PC/SC Learning Tool
  • Scripting Tool 3
  • Sample Source Code
  • Available in the following programming languages: Active X, Java (x86/x64), Linux C++ x86/x64), Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, MS Visual Basic .NET 2008 (x86/x64), MS Visual C# .NET (x86/x64), MS Visual C++ (x86/x64)
  • Smart Card Reader Driver(s)
  • Reference Manual(s)
SDK OS Support
  • Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64

ACR33UACR33U SDK

ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo Smart Card Reader

ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo is a sleek and stylish device that features an innovative dual slot design to accommodate two smart cards simultaneously. This dual slot solution enables cost-effective, time-efficient and secure implementation of smart card applications in various fields.

The competitive advantage of ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo lies on its dual slot feature that allows users to operate two smart cards at the same time, enabling efficiency and enhanced security in smart card applications. As an example, one slot can hold the smart card of an authorized personnel managing a particular smart card-based service, while the other slot can be used by various individuals availing of such service. Through ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo's dual slot solution, the need to pull out and reinsert the personnel's card to accommodate a user's card, whenever one is presented, is eliminated, resulting to smoother and uninterrupted flow of transactions.

Aside from its dual slot feature, ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo also has three SAM (Secure Access Module) card slots. This feature allows one to enhance the security provided by the device for applications requiring more stringent security mechanisms.

Finally, ACR33U-A1 SmartDuo is PC/SC and CCID-compliant device, making it easy to install and use in PC environments.


ACR92 PCMCIA Smart Card Reader

The ACR92 PCMCIA Smart Card Reader is a specially designed smart card peripheral for notebook and portable computers.
Compliant with PC/SC, FCC and ISO7816 specifications, and certified by EMV Level 1, it is suitable for applications related to credit card payments and other banking services.  


Mobile Card Readers

 

ACR31 Swipe card Reader

ACR31 Swipe Card Reader is a lightweight, portable magnetic stripe card reader that enables access to secure applications anytime, anywhere.

This card reader supports demanding applications that use ISO7810 / 7811 magnetic stripe cards. Using AES-128 encryption algorithm for a secure transactions, it is ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as mobile banking, mobile POS (Point-of-Sales), and mobile payment.

A CR2016 battery (to stabilize the power supply) and a standard 3.5mm audio jack interface further allow the ACR31 Swipe to be integrated seamlessly into any smartphone or tablet available in the market. It is secure, compact, stylish and functional, perfect for transacting while on the go.


ACR38U PocketMate II

Portable and lightweight, the ACR38U PocketMate II Smart Card Reader is a USB-sized device that transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion.

With its MicroUSB OTG interface, it supports most smartphones and tablets, and can be easily integrated with any mobile device running on the Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above. Additionally, it may be used with Windows, Linux, or Mac operating systems, because of its PC/SC and CCID compliance.

It can run applications that use full-sized contact smart cards and meets security requirements in various fields, including m-Commerce.

ACR38U PocketMate II supports ISO 7816 Classes A, B, and C smart cards (5V, 3V, and 1.8V), microprocessor cards with the T=0, T=1 protocol, and common memory cards. It has a smart card read/write speed of up to 344 Kbps.

This small device proves to be a powerful smart card reader, as it houses the ACR38 core, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. Built with a modern and functional design, the ACR38U PocketMate II is a smart card reader that is particularly recommended for frequent travelers who need to complete transactions securely on the road.


Smart Card / Fingerprint Reader 

aet65

AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

The AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor guarantees security and convenience in a variety of applications. Combining the core of ACS' ACR38-SAM contact smart card reader and Authentec's swipe fingerprint sensor in a single device, it creates a more cost-efficient and simplified integration of biometric technology in applications where the accuracy of biometric authentication is necessary to ensure a high level of security.

The AET65 elevates the:

Security: It requires of a user something he has (smart card), something he knows (PIN/password) and something he is (fingerprint), before enabling any transaction; limits fingerprint extraction and matching to itself (preventing security attacks associated with PCs); comes with a secure access module (SAM); and offers support for third-party algorithms.Simplicity: It does away with databases, servers or network connectivity. Instead, fingerprint templates are stored and encrypted in the smart card, reducing operation components into three (local PC/remote server applications, contact smart cards, and the AET65). Even developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications

With these features, the AET65 makes integration of secure biometric authentication simple and exchange of information intuitive, and fingerprint and smart card authentication hassle-free.


AET65 SDK

AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor SDK

The AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor Software Development Kit enables users to efficiently develop new applications and systems, as well as incorporate the AET65 Smart Card Reader and Fingerprint functionalities into existing applications. Included in the package are sample cards, sample codes, tools and utilities, demo applications, and reference materials that help developers, who may not have an in-depth knowledge of biometrics, integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications very easily.

AET65 SDK Contents:

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x ACOS3 Microprocessor Smart Cards
  • 2 x ACOS6 Multi-Application & Purse Smart Cards
  • 1 x ACOS6-SAM Secure Access Module Smart Cards
CD-ROM
  • Demo Programs 
  • Biometric Demo
  • BioBanking Demo
  • CardTool
  • QuickView (Checks for proper driver installation of the AET65 device)
  • Sample codes
  • Demonstrate basic commands used to communicate between readers and cards, avaiable in: Java, MS Visual Basic 6.0 MS Visual Basic.NET 2008, MS Visual Basic.NET 2008 (x64), MS Visual C# .NET 2008, MS Visual C# .NET 2008 (x64), MS Visual C++ 6.0, MS Visual C++ 6.0 (x64), and Turbo Delphi
  • Smart Card Reader Driver(s)
  • Reference Manual(s)
SDK OS Support
  • Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64

Smart Card Readers with PIN-pad

ACR83 PINeasy Smart Card Reader

ACR83 PINeasy is a USB reader featuring a keypad and a display screen. Supporting Secure PIN Entry (SPE), it requires both PIN entry and authentication to be done within the device, thus eliminating the exposure of sensitive information to PC's or workstations that are vulnerable to security attacks such as Trojans and USB sniffers.

With a size enough to fit in the palm of a person's hand, the ACR83 PINeasy PIN Pad reader is one of the smallest PIN-pad readers in the market. Along with its size comes a simple but highly secure authentication process that only requires one to connect the reader to the PC via its USB port, insert the smart card into the reader, follow the command on the LCD, and enter the PIN code.

Additionally, the ACR83 PINeasy is compliant with major computing, banking and safety standards such as Microsoft WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs), PC/SC, EMVCo Terminal Level 1, CE and FCC, making it a device that you can truly trust.


ACR83 SDK
ACR83 PINeasy Smart Card Reader SDK

ACR83 PINeasy is a USB reader featuring a keypad and a display screen. Supporting Secure PIN Entry (SPE), it requires both PIN entry and authentication to be done within the device, thus eliminating the exposure of sensitive information to PC’s or workstations that are vulnerable to security attacks such as Trojans and USB sniffers.

With a size enough to fit in the palm of a person's hand, the ACR83 PINeasy is one of the smallest PIN-pad readers in the market. Along with its size comes a simple but highly secure authentication process that only requires one to connect the reader to the PC via its USB port, insert the smart card into the reader, follow the command on the LCD, and enter the PIN code.

On the other hand, the ACR83 PINeasy Software Development Kit(ACR83 SDK) enables effective development of customized applications and systems by using smart cards, card readers, and PCs. It serves as an ideal training and development tool for those who are interested in exploring smart card technologies. The SDK comes with sample codes written in different programming languages, namely Java, Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic .NET2008,Visual Basic .NET2008 (x64),Visual Basic C# .NET2008, Visual Basic C#.NET2008 (x64), Visual C++ 6, Visual C++ 2005 (x64) and Turbo Delphi. These sample codes showcase the different capabilities of the ACR83, as well as provide instructions on how to control ACR83 peripherals and communicate with ISO7816 divaers.


ACR89U-A1 Handheld Smart Card Reader

ACR89 is the latest addition to ACS's strong line of Smart Card Readers with PIN-Pad. An upgrade of the ACR88 PIN-Pad Reader, it offers better performance, longer battery life and low energy consumption at a relatively lower cost. It is a versatile handheld smart card reader that runs a 32-bit MCU, and has built-in keypad, LCD, bi-color LED, buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, ACR89 enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both office and field environments.

ACR89 provides the unique advantage of having two modes—PC-linked and Standalone—to cater to unique user requirements. For its PC-linked mode, it connects to the PC via its USB cable; while for its Standalone mode, it uses its Lithium Ion Battery to run wirelessly. It also comes with a Serial Interface port that allows it to be connected to other peripherals.

Further, ACR89 can support dual interface applications. It has access to contact cards, and can also be customized to support contactless cards upon request. Likewise, it can be customized to feature a fingerprint scanner and thermal printer to provide an optimal solution for multi-purpose applications.

Being CCID-compliant, ACR89 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates in its ease of use and installation. Users can also build their own standalone applications through its multi-tasking environment using Free RTOS Kernel and C-language. Firmware upgradeable, ACR89 is suitable for existing and future smart card applications


 

PTR89 Portable Thermal Printer (for ACR89)

PTR89 is a portable handheld thermal printer intended for use with the ACR89 (ACR89U-A1 and ACR89U-A2). It communicates with the ACR89 to print out receipts. The PTR89 is an example of a thermal printer, which is currently in demand for different types of applications.

PTR89 peripherals include an external power adapter, a lithium-ion battery and one thermal paper roll.

To produce receipts, a roll of thermal paper is inserted into the slot between the thermal head and rubber roll. The printer sends an electric current to the heating elements of the thermal head that generates the heat. When heat is applied to the paper, the printer generates different colors for printing out text, symbols or pictures. No ink is necessary.

The printer is durable, makes less noise and is easy to use. The PTR89's high-speed printing enables quick and convenient transactions. With special features and advanced performance in one package, it is ideal for on-the go and retail applications that provide receipts for customer reference.


 Dynamic Password Generators 

APG8201 PINhandy 1 OTP Generator

APG8201 PINhandy 1 is a portable and cost-efficient handheld smart card device capable of managing Dynamic One-Time Passwords, Challenge-Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures). It uses a two-factor authentication process where the cardholder is required to insert an EMV card (something he has) into the device and enter a PIN code (something he knows) using the built-in PIN-pad. Verifying both the card and PIN code, APG8201 generates a one-time password that can only be used once for each online transaction. These steps allow the device to inhibit emerging man-in-the-middle attacks that aim to steal and use confidential information.

APG8201 PINhandy 1 supports both PC-linked and standalone modes, and has Secure PIN Entry (SPE) support to protect every PIN code from security attacks when the device is on PC-linked mode. A high quality and reliable device, it is compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® CAP and PLA, VISA DPA and EMV Level 1.


APG8202 PINhandy 2 OTP Generator

APG8202 PINhandy 2 is an addition to the reliable dynamic password generator line of ACS. Portable and economical, this device operates on a purely standalone mode. Because of this, exposure of sensitive information in the card is limited to the device. APG8202 uses a two-level authentication process requiring cardholders to insert their EMV cards into their respective devices and enter their PIN code using the built-in PIN-pad. After a successful verification, it generates a dynamic one-time password that can only be used once to securely perform several online transactions like online shopping and e-banking.

The APG8202 is capable of One Time Passwords, Challenge-Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures) based on EMV cards' security keys. It is also compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® CAP and PLA, VISA DPA and EMV Level 1. It facilitates security in applications by allowing users to generate a one-time password that substitutes for the repetitive input of the same login details that makes them prone to emerging fraud attacks like Card-not-Present (CNP) and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. 


APG8205 OTP Generator

APG8205 is a portable handheld and low-cost smart card device which operates on standalone mode to perform various authentication applications. It is capable of managing One-Time Passwords, Challenge Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures), based on the security keys stored in the EMV cards. The APG8205 design also takes into consideration the customer's preference on the look and feel of the device, with a responsive keypad and a clear LCD.

APG8205 provides two-level authentication process which requires the cardholder to insert the EMV card into the device and enter a PIN using the built-in PIN-pad. Verifying both card and PIN code, APG8205 generates a one-time password that can only be used for a single online transaction as in banking logons and telephone orders.

APG8205 is compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® Chip Authentication Program (CAP), VISA Dynamic Passcode Authentication (DPA) and EMV Level 1 Certification. It is specially designed to safeguard users from the fraud attacks like fraud website and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. 


PC-linked Readers with Mass Storage  

ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID)

The ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) is a SIM card reader and a memory storage combined into one. Designed both to access SIM cards and to store data or application, it is ideal for GSM solutions such as GSM management software and VoIP applications, electronic payment systems, e-commerce, home banking, transportation, and computer/network access.

i) Serves as a Plug-In (SIM-Sized) Smart Card Reader:
The ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) is a reliable and cost-effective smart card reader for security-related applications. It is a high-speed plug-in USB card reader which, paired with mass storage, enables one to do more than simply backing up and managing SIM card information through the PC. It supports memory and MCU cards conforming to the T=0 and T=1 protocols, and GSM cards conforming to the GSM 11.11 specification.

ii) Serves as a Mass Storage Device:
Furthermore, the ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) is a mass storage device. Being highly portable – with a dimension of 77 mm x 23 mm x 10 mm – makes it a perfect companion for users on the go. There is no need for additional cable and power supply, since the device is bus-powered. Various options for partitioning the flash drive are also available; CD-ROM, boot disk and public, and locked and hidden areas can all be accessed within the same device.

iii) Plug and Play Feature
Aside from its capabilities for mass storage, the ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) also has a plug-and-play feature made possible by its being compliant with USB CCID (Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices). This eliminates the need for driver installation, allowing for the device's easy integration into the PC environment.


ACR101 SDK

ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) SDK

The ACR100 SIMflash (CCID) Software Development Kit (SDK) enables you to efficiently develop new applications and systems, as well as incorporate ACR100’s combined smart card reader and mass storage functionalities into existing applications.  Included in the package are sample cards, sample codes, tools and utilities, demo applications, freeware disk partitioning tools, and reference materials that allow for an easy development of applications using the ACR100 SIMFlash CCID.

ACR101 SIMicro (CCID)

The ACR101 SIMicro (CCID) has reliable support for ISO 7816 Smart Cards. With security as its top priority, the device gives you the option to integrate Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology into your mobile applications for maximized protection of sensitive data. The ACR101 SIMicro (CCID) is also available in HID bringing you the same plug and play convenience which does not require any special driver installation.

Further, two additional features make the ACR101 SIMicro (CCID) more than just your ordinary smart card reader. It has an embedded MiFare chip that transforms it into a contactless token to be used for various contactless applications, such as logical and physical access. Likewise, it has a Micro-SD card reader that enables you to store sensitive data in a Micro-SD card without compromising security. This is made possible with the use of encryption that protects data saved into the Micro-SD card. With all these features and more, the ACR101 SIMicro (CCID) is the perfect tool for smart card applications requiring high security and flexibility.


ACR101 SDK

ACR101 SIMicro (CCID) SDK

The ACR101 SDK enables you to efficiently develop new applications and systems or incorporate the ACR101 SIMicro's powerful smart card reader-mass storage combination into your existing applications. Included in the package are sample cards, sample codes, tools and utilities, demo applications, and reference materials that will allow you to easily create an application using the ACR101 SIMicro CCID version.

ACR100 I SIMFlash II

ACR100I SIMFlash II (CCID) is not your average smart card reader. Its memory storage comes with NAND Flash memory for high capacity data storage needs. This can be partitioned into a maximum of three sections as desired by the user. ACR100I SIMFlash II (CCID) also has an embedded Mifare chip for various contactless card functions, such as logical and physical access.

SIM-Sized Smart Card Reader
With its steadfast support for ISO 7816 microprocessor smart cards, ACR100I SIMFlash II (CCID) is a powerful reader. Having a reliable smart card reader IC as its core, ACR100I provides the user with dependable support for most commonly available MCU and memory cards with T=0, T=1 protocol.

Memory Storage Device
Aside from having powerful smart card reading cabilities, ACR100I SIMFlash II (CCID) is also a mass storage device. Users can now store personal files in a secure way with the NAND flash onboard the ACR100I.
ACR100I also boasts of a highly portable built, measuring only 76.0 x 26.0 x 12.0 mm. It also has an extractable USB cable for added versatility.

Contactless Feature
ACR100I SIMFlash II (CCID)'s embedded Mifare chip allows the reader to be used in contactless applications – allowing flexibility in using the device for various functions.

Plug-and-Play
With its compliance for the Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices (CCID) Standard, ACR100I SIMFlash II does not require driver installation prior to use in a PC environment running recent OS versions.

Manuals, Datasheets and Drivers for ACR100i   

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