ACR1255U Bluetooth NFC reader

ACR1255U Bluetooth NFC reader
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The ACR1255U from ACS is a 13.56 MHz USB contactless smartcard reader that has been designed to support on-the-go smartcard and NFC applications. Featuring Bluetooth Smart connectivity (Bluetooth Low Energy), this extremely portable reader is ideal for use with most Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones and tablets.

The ACR1255U supports ISO 14443 Type A and B smartcards, as well as MIFARE, FeliCa, and most ISO 18092 compliant NFC tags and devices, running Android (4.3 and later), iOS (5.0 and later), Windows (7 and later) and Mac OS (10.7 and later). PC/SC and CCID compliant, this reader supports all major operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

Ideal for a broad range of applications, including physical and logical access control, inventory tracking and hands-free verification, the ACR1255U Bluetooth NFC reader features an elegantly compact design and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.


ACR1255U-J1 Technical Specifications


Manufacturer's part number: ACR1255U-J1
Credential type(s): Contactless
Read/Write: Read and Write
Form factor: Portable
Connector: USB CCID (USB Mini-B connector)
OS support: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP; Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003; Linux; Mac OS; Android 4.3 and later; iOS 8.0 and later

Bluetooth Interface:

BLE interface standard: IEEE 802.15.4 (Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth4.0)

Contactless Card Interface:

Contactless interface standard: ISO 14443, ISO 18092 NFC
Contactless credential types: ISO 14443-4 compliant cards, MIFARE Classic, FeliCa, NFC Forum Tags
Contactless operating frequency: High (13.56MHz)
Data transmission protocol: T=CL
Contactless data security: In-device AES-128 Encryption Algorithm (CBC Ciphering Mode)
Contactless encryption: AES-128
Contactless operating distance: Up to 50mm (2.0in)
Contactless read/write speed: Up to 424kbps

Host Interface:

Host interface standards: PC/SC, CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Host data transmission speed (wired): 12 Mbps (USB full speed)

Other Features:

Status indicator: 2 bi-colour LEDs - red/blue and red/green
Buzzer: Monotone
Firmware in-field upgradeable: Yes, over USB interface
Colour: White


Manufacturer's warranty: 1 year
MTBF: 400 000hrs
Type approvals: CE, FCC, RoHS 3, REACH, IEC 60950
Application approvals: TELEC (Japan), VCCI (Japan)
Country of origin:  China


Dimensions: 85 x 54 x 10mm (3.35 x 2.13 x 0.39in)
Weight (±5%): 74.1g (2.6oz) including cable
Cable length supplied: 1m (39in) detachable


Supply voltage: 5V DC
Operating current: 500mA (max)
Battery power option: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (charging through USB)


Operating temperature: 0 to 60degC (32 to 140degF)
Operating humidity: Up to 85% RH (non-condensing)

Manufacturer's part number: ACR1255U-J1

Manufacturer: ACS

Connection Method: USB

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COVID-19 UPDATE - September 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 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.

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