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NFC Devices NFC Readers Bluetooth NFC Reader
NFC Devices NFC Readers Bluetooth NFC Reader

Bluetooth NFC Reader

On the go NFC Reader, combining both Bluetooth Smart connectivity and 13.56 MHz Contactless technology, for a wide range of NFC solutions.

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MOQ and Lead Time:

Please let us know if you plan to have regular orders of this product.

  • MOQ: 1 unit.
  • Lead Time: 3 to 5 working days.


The ACS ACR1255U-J1 NFC Secure Bluetooth NFC Reader is ideal for use of a range of NFC applications, where usability is required on the go or at a distance.

Combining Bluetooth Smart connectivity and 13.56 MHz Contactless technology, this reader supports the majority of NFC Tags and Products, MIFARE, FeliCa, and ISO 14443 Type A and B Smart Cards. The Bluetooth NFC Reader offers all the advantages of hands-free verification for access control, and can also be used for inventory tracking.

The Bluetooth NFC reader includes two interfaces - USB Full Speed for linking to PCs, and the Bluetooth Smart for pairing with mobile devices.

Key Features:

  • USB Full Speed Interface
  • Bluetooth Interface
  • Plug and Play CCID support brings utmost mobility
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/Write speed of up to 424 Kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
    • Supports AES-128 encryption algorithm (CBC ciphering mode)
    • NFC Mode Supported:- Card reader/writer mode
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC) 
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Two user-controllable bi-color LEDs
    • User-controllable buzzer
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability1
  • Supports Android 4.3 and later2
  • Supports iOS 8.0 and later3
  • Compliant with the following standards:
    • EN 60950/IEC 60950
    • ISO 14443
    • ISO 18092
    • Bluetooth
    • PC/SC
    • CCID
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RoHS
    • REACH
    • VCCI (Japan)
    • TELEC (Japan)
    • BIS (India)
    • Microsoft® WHQL


  • Dimensions: 85 mm (L) × 54 mm (W) × 10 mm (H)
  • Weight: 37.5 g (74.1 g with cable ± 5 g tolerance)
    Colour: White

  • Protocol: Bluetooth (Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth 4.0)
  • Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (charging through USB)
  • Speed: 1 Mbps

  • Protocol: USB CCID
  • Connector Type: USB Mini-B
  • Power Source: From USB port
  • Speed: USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
  • Supply Voltage: 5 V
  • Supply Current: Max. 500 mA
  • Cable Length: 1 m, Detachable

  • Standard: ISO/IEC 18092 NFC, ISO 14443 Type A & B, MIFARE, FeliCa
  • Protocol: ISO 14443 T=CL for ISO 14443-4compliant cards  & T=CL Emulation for MIFARE Classic, ISO 18092, FeliCa and NFC tags
  • Operating Frequency: 13.56 MHz
  • Operating Distance: Up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
  • Smart Card Read/Write Speed: 106 Kbps, 212 Kbps, 424 Kbps
  • Antenna Size: 45.60 mm × 42.00 mm

  • LED: 2 bi-color: Red and Blue, Red and Green
  • Buzzer: Monotone

  • Encryption: In-device AES-128 Encryption Algorithm (CBC Ciphering Mode)
  • Firmware Upgrade: Supported (upgradeable through USB Interface)

  • PC-linked Mode: PC/SC  &  CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)

  • Temperature: 0 °C 60 °C4
  • Humidity: Max. 85% (non-condensing)
  • MTBF: 400,000 hrs
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Order Guidelines

By using our excellent encoding service we can encode your NFC Products so they are ready to use as soon as they arrive at your door. If you do require your products encoded, please select the encoding option from the drop-down above and upload your encoding data by clicking on the 'Add File' button underneath. Your data can be in a spreadsheet or text document, or you can use our handy Encoding Template, which includes six example pages to get you started.

For more information on our Encoding service please click here 

Artwork File:
To upload your artwork file simply click on the 'Add File' button underneath the drop-down above. Or alternatively you can upload your file in your account area after checkout. 

Artwork Requirements:
To get optimum printing results for your products we require your artwork file to be in a vector based file format such as .pdf, .ai or .eps. with a bleed line of 3mm. Please see an artwork checklist below for our preferred artwork layout:
  1. Set up document to correct size
  2. Colour – CMYK
  3. Bleed – 3mm
  4. Add crop marks
  5. Safe area – 3mm
  6. Resolution – 300dpi
  7. Fonts – embedded
Extra Print Options

Please Note: These options are only available if they are listed within the selections above. 

Variable Number Print:
Many of our NFC Products - from NFC Tags to NFC Cards and Industry NFC Tags - can benefit from Variable Number Print, which allows NFC Tags to be individually identified. We can print directly onto the surface of a Tag (in black), clearly displaying an ID which matches a Tag's encoding and allows it to be referenced quickly.
Depending on requirements, some of our customers require the printed number to be the 14 digit alphanumeric UID number that we would retrieve directly from the NFC chip (IC) itself, and then print this UID number on the surface of the NFC Product so you would be able to visibly see the number you would be scanning when using the NFC functionality.
To select the Variable Number Print option simply select 'Variable Number Print' in the drop down above and upload a file with the Variable Number Print sequence that you require printed. If you require the NFC chips UID to be printed rather than a specific sequence, please make this clear on the file you upload.

Variable QR Code Print:

Variable QR Code Print along with the NFC functionality on products gives users two options to retrieve information via either using a camera on the QR Code or tapping onto the NFC chip (IC). The information received from the user could be a simple URL or some text. Variable QR Code print also offers the easy individual identification of NFC Products, with the printing of an alphanumeric or numeric sequence. In this way, NFC QR Code Print allows for easy cross-referencing.
We require that customers send a spreadsheet with two simple columns - one for the QR Code information, and one for the data to be encoded (if required).
To select the Variable QR Code print option please select 'Variable QR Code Print' in the drop down above.

Barcode Print:
Barcode Print allows many of our NFC Products to be individually identified, displaying a sequence on your NFC Products. This offers an easy reference for a number of purposes. These alphanumeric or numeric sequences can vary according to each unique NFC Product.
We offer the choice of an NFC Barcode Print in a simple shortened format which allows for quick identification, or a longer version. To take advantage of our NFC Barcode Print service, all you need to do is send us a spreadsheet containing the barcode information.
Please Note: Barcode Print is not a selectable option. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Device Compatibility
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows
  • BlackBerry

For a full list of compatible smartphones please visit our 'NFC Phone List'.

Technical Information

For more technical information relating to NFC & RFID Technology please go to our 'NFC Technical Information' page by clicking here.