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Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader desgined for contactless technology

ACR1255U-J1 ACS Secure Bluetooth® NFC Reader is designed to facilitate on-the-go smart card and NFC applications. It combines the latest 13.56 MHz contactless technology with Bluetooth® connectivity.

ACR1255U-J1 supports ISO 14443 Type A and B smart cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa®, and most NFC tags and devices compliant with ISO 18092 standard. This makes ACR1255U-J1 ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as hands-free verification for physical and logical access control, and inventory tracking. ACR1255U-J1 has two interfaces: Bluetooth (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) for pairing with mobile devices, and USB Full Speed for PC-linked operation. Additionally, it can read/write at a speed of up to 424 Kbps for contactless smart card and NFC device access.

With a compact design and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for power, ACR1255U-J1 is extremely portable and convenient for use anytime, anywhere with most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets.

To save valuable cost and time, the firmware of ACR1255U-J1 could conveniently be upgraded on the field. This enables users to cope with the fast-changing technology for their applications, and suit different scenarios.

With Bluetooth® technology and AES-128 encyrption, ACR1255U-J1 connects securely and wirelessly to any device running on Android™ 4.3 and later, iOS 8.0 and later, Windows® 7 and later, and Mac OS® 10.7 and later.

For PC-linked operation, ACR1255U-J1 could easily be installed for use with any personal computer running on Windows® operating system because it is PC/SC and CCID-compliant. Its drivers are also compatible with Linux® and Mac OS®.

With its numerous features, the ACR1255U-J1 is the perfect reader for your smart card solution.

Should you wish to try out the demo apps for ACR1255U-J1, please download the app from Google Play and App Store.

Bluetooth® Interface

USB Full Speed Interface

Power Source:

Battery-Powered (incorporates a Litium-ion battery rechargeable through USB Mini-B port)

USB-Powered (through PC-linked mode)

CCID Compliance

Smart Card Reader:

Contactless Interface:

Read/write speed up to 424 kbps

Built-in Antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 60 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

Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)

NFC Support

Card Reader/Writer Mode

Built-in Peripherals:

Two user-controllable bi-color LEDs

User-controllable buzzer

Application Programming Interface:

Supports PC/SC

Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)

USB Firmware Upgradeability

Supports Android™ 4.3 and later

Supports iOS 8.0 and later


Mobile Banking & Payment


Access Control

Network Security

Public Key Infrastructure

e-Purse & Loyalty

Physical Characteristics
Weight (g) 37.5 g (74.1 g with cable ± 5 g tolerance)
Dimensions (mm) 85 mm (L) x 54 mm (W) x 10 mm (H)
Bluetooth Interface
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (charging through USB)
Protocol Bluetooth®(Bluetooth 4.0)
Speed 1 Mbps
USB Interface
Power Source From USB Port
Protocol USB CCID
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Connector Type USB Mini-B
Cable Length 1 m, Detachable
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Protocol ISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL
MIFARE Classic Card, T=CL
ISO 18092, NFC Tags
Standard ISO/IEC 18092 NFC, ISO 14443 Type A & B, MIFARE, FeliCa
Built-in Peripherals
LED 2 Bi-colors: Red and Blue, Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Encryption In-device AES encryption algorithm
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 18092
ISO 14443
USB Full Speed
VCCI (Japan)
TELEC (Japan)
RoHS 2
Microsoft® WHQL
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
MAC OS® 10.7 and later
Android 4.3 and later
iOS 8.0 and later

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