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The ACR89-A2 from ACS is an advanced, dual-interface version of the standard ACR89 secure smartcard terminal that combines a high resolution graphical LCD, 4 LED status indicators, 2 full size landing, 3 SAM/mini-SIM slots and a contactless interface that communicates with ISO 14443 A/B cards, FeliCa, as well as ISO 18092 cards and tags for NFC. With large programmable memory features and very low energy consumption, the ACR89-A2 is designed for highly demanding multi-application areas.

The ACR89-A2 also features a long battery life with a rechargeable Li-ion battery, USB firmware upgradability, large programmable memory and a high performance 32-bit RISC processor.

The ACR89-A2 can operate in both stand-alone battery-powered and connected mode. Equipped with a highly durable colour-coded PIN-pad, this terminal is suitable for various smartcard applications including Loyalty, e-Payment, e-Healthcare and e-Government.

Developers of new applications will typically purchase the ACR89-A2 SDK first.

ACR89 and ACR89-A2

1 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Standards and Certifications
ISO 7816
ISO 14443 A/B, T=CL (ACR89-A2 only)
ISO 18092 (ACR89-A2 only)
EMV Level 1
RoHS Compliant

Protocols / Cards Supported:
Supports all MCU smartcards using T=0 or T=1 protocols as well as all ISO 7816 compliant cards

Technical Specifications:
Connection methodUSB full speed
Supplied currentmax. 60mA
Dimensions181mm (L) x 77mm (W) x 30.5mm (H)
Operating voltage3.7V
Power: PC-linked modeAutomatically switch to USB bus power, always ON.
Power: Standalone modeAutomatically switch to Lithium rechargable battery power, soft ON/OFF switch
Power consumptionLess than 40mA (excluding card and backlight)
Supply Current max. 60mA
Operating Temperature0-50oC
CLK Frequency4.8 MHz

128x64 dot-matrix LCD with back light
20-key keypad with extremely high durability
Tamper sensing switch
Buzzer with software switching control
LED status indicators

SDK CD-ROM Contains:

(Only available when purchased as part of an SDK)
  • Software drivers supporting Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • Demo programs (include source code) to showcase smart card features and capabilities
    • Standalone Demo which includes Device Configuration and Taxi
  • Tools and Utilities
    • CardTool - allows you to send commands to any PC/SC compliant smart card reader, and to any ISO 7816 T=0 compliant smart card.
    • PCSC learning - teaches you how to use the PC/SC APIs step-by-step and what parameters to use
    • QuickView - checks for proper driver installation
    • ScriptBuilder - allows you to create, compile and download scripts to the ACR89 device.
  • Sample Codes
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and reader
    • Java, Java (x64), Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic .NET 2008, Visual Basic .NET 2008 (x64), Visual C# .NET 2008, Visual C# .NET 2008 (x64), Visual C++ 6.0, Visual C++ (x64), Active X C#
  • Reference Manuals
  • Further Technical Specifications

Manufacturer: ACS

Connection Method: USB

COVID-19 UPDATE - May 2020

We are operating as normal while adhering to UK government guidelines for the safety of our staff and customers. Although some supply chains are disrupted, we are generally maintaining our normal level of stocks in our UK warehouse and continue to receive goods and ship orders on a daily basis, both nationally and internationally.

We are shipping all UK mainland Express orders received before 2:30pm UK time to arrive next day. Please contact us by phone or email if you need specific information on stock levels, shipping options and cut-off times, or to discuss your exact requirements in more detail.

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