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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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Product Information

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 14443-4–compliant 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