ACR89U-A2 is a handheld smart card reader with NFC tag support. Primarily designed for a multi-application environment, it can access any contact and contactless smart card following the ISO7816 and ISO14443 standards. This portable pinpad reader has a dual smart card interface and a contactless card reader module. It runs with 32-bit MCU, and has LED indicators, 128 x 64 high-resolution graphical LCD, buzzer, rechargeable battery and large programmable memory. Through these features, it enables users to perform secure smart card transactions in both in-house and field environments.
ACR89U-A2 comes from the ACR89 series which 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 enables connection to other peripherals. It can provide optimal solution with additional thermal printer support.
Being CCID-compliant, ACR89U-A2 has a plug-and-play solution that facilitates 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.