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ACR1283L Standalone Contactless Reader


The ACR1283L is a cost-effective and powerful contactless smart card reader designed to operate in standalone mode to cater to a wide range of contactless card applications. It comes with four built-in SAM slots, making it suitable for applications that have multiple card issues or different security requirements. ACR1283L enriches user interaction with its two-line graphic LCD, four LEDs, buzzer to clearly display application and card operation status, and a twelve-key capacitive touch keypad for user input. In addition to its standalone operation, The ACR1283L also supports PC-linked operation for typical contactless PC/SC host applications.

With its high-speed 32-bit MCU and strong antenna performance, ACR1283L is ready for highly secure and highly demanding applications where speed and security are essential, such as payment and government applications. An all-in-one, cost-effective and powerful terminal designed to provide greater flexibility and convenience, ACR1283L is the smart choice for your smart card applications!


ARM 32-bit CortexTM-M3 Processor
Dual Operation Modes:
PC-linked Operation:
USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
CCID Compliance
Supports PC/SC
Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Standalone Operation:
Support for third-party application programming
Over 400 KB memory space for third-party application
Over 500 KB memory space for data storage
Supported development platforn:
IAR Embedded Workbench, Version 5.50 or above
CoIDE(GCC), Version 1.3.0 or above
Smart Card Reader:
Read/Write speed of up to 848 kbps
Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
Support for ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B and Mifare series
Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
Four ISO 7816-compliant SAM slots
Built-in Peripherals:
Two-line graphic LCD
Four user-controllable LEDs
User-controllable buzzer
Twelve-key capacitive touch keypad
In-device AES (128 and 256), DES and 3DES encryption
USB Firmware Upgradability


Banking & Payment
Network Security
Access Control
e-Purse & Loyalty


Dimensions Main Body: 133.4 mm (L) x 88.4 mm (W) x 20.9 mm (H)
With Stand: 158.0 mm (L) x 95.00 mm (W) x 95.0 mm (H)
Weight Main Body: 185 g
With Stand: 420 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current 500 mA (max.)
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
ISO 14443 Type A & B
Compliance / Certifications
ISO 14443, CE, FCC, PC/SC, CCID, RoHS, USB Full Speed, Microsoft® WHQL
Operating System Support
Mac OS®
Android™ 3.1 and above