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The ACR1281-C8 USB is a compact and cost-effective contactless reader/writer which supports MIFAREŽ cards and ISO 14443 A/B cards. Backwards compatible with the ACR120 USB, this reader is designed for fast integration into different systems, for use in applications such as portable terminals, ticketing, vending machine or access control.

It includes an internal etched PCB antenna and a standard USB interface for convenient communications with a host PC. The reading range is up to 5 cm depending on the contactless card or tag.

A non-PC/SC reader that is recommended for legacy applications only.

ACR1281-C8 Series

1 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Standards, Certifications & Accepted Cards
ISO 14443
The ACx1281-C8 range works with a variety of 13.56MHz contactless smart cards including, but not limited to:
MIFAREŽ Cards (Classics, DESFire)

Technical Specifications:
Connection methodUSB or RS-232 (Serial)
Supplied voltageRegulated 5V DC
Supplied current200mA
Operating Distance>= 5cm
Operating Frequencies13.56 MHz
DriversWindows 98, Me, NT (serial), 2K, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003/2003 R2/2008/2008 R2

Full MIFARE Capability
Compatible with ISO 14443 A/B Compliant cards
Operation LED
Firmware upgradable

Manufacturer: ACS

Connection Method: RS232+USB


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