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ACR 30
ACR 30

Our new series of readers, ACR30, are compact readers with single chip solutions. It supports all MCU cards with T=0 and T=1 protocols and is ideal for authentication, e-commerce, home banking, information security, access and ID control and more. Features: ISO 7816-1/2/3 compatible; EMV and Microsoft PC/SC compatible; USB/RS-232 interface and interface library for efficient application development. Supports all major PC platforms including DOS, Windows and Linux.

Order Information

Product Number: 1.1.0.AC.00
Price per unit: 54.99 US $
39.99 £
10 units and more: 49.99 US $
35.99 £
100 units and more: 43.98 US $
31.99 £
12 months

Blue CMC-Casing ONLY
Blue CMC-Casing ONLY



higher volumes up on request
ACR 30 Alle Preise sind Netto-Preise. Verkauf nur an gewerbliche Abnehmer. Ask for project-pricing.

Product Information

From the company that produced the world's first USB smart card reader, ACS now introduces the latest model of its popular smart card reader/writer series. The ACR30 is a compact, very cost-effective, single chip reader which supports all MCU-based cards with T=0 or T=1 protocols as well as the popular memory cards in the market today. It is ISO 7816-1/2/3 compliant, EMV and Microsoft PC/SC certified, and supports all major PC platforms.

Being a single-chip solution, this reader is one of the most cost-effective solutions for e-commerce, information security, access control, identification, and other smart card applications. It is available in two types of interface: ACR30S and ACR30U.

The ACR30 is also available in two types of casing, the original Piano casing and the new CyberFrog casing.

Like the ACR20, the ACR30 is also supplied in module form (ACM30). This is an ideal solution for easily integrating smart card access into any application. The module retains the full functionalities of the reader/writer, and can be easily integrated in payphones, parking meters, vending machines, laundries, gaming machines, ATM's, sophisticated access control systems, and more.

ACR30S (Cyberfrog casing)

ACR30U (Piano casing)

ACM30 Reader Module

Standard Features

ISO 7816-1/2/3 and PC/SC Compliant 

Certified by CE, FCC, EMV and Microsoft WHQL 

Read and write ALL microcontroller cards with T=0 and T=1 protocols 



Read and write the popular memory card types in the market: 

Siemens: SLE4406, SLE4418, SLE4428,SLE4432, SLE4442 

Atmel: AT88SC06, AT24C01-16 

STMicroelectronics: ST1305, ST14C02C, ST14C04C 



Note: Card manufacturers using the above-mentioned chips may have different names for their cards. These cards are likewise supported by ACR30. 



Examples are: 

Gemplus: GPM103, GFM2K, GFM4K, GPM2K, GPM8K 

Schlumberger: Primeflex Store 2K/8K, Open 2K/4 



Interface library for efficient PC application software development 

32-bit DLL files for Windows 95, 98,Me, NT and 2000 

PC/SC compliant IFD handler 

Compatible with most PC platforms: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP, Linux 




PC keyboards 

POS Terminals 

Set top boxes (e.g. pay TV) 


Personal computers 


Vending machines 



Gas meters, Power meters, Taxi meters... 

Technical Specifications


RS-232 (Serial) or USB 

Supply Voltage: 

Regulated 5V DC 

Supply Current: 

<100mA (without smart card) 

Operating Temperature: 

0 - 50 C 

CLK Frequency: 

3.68 / 4 MHz 

Standards / Certifications: 

ISO 7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC 

Operating System Support: 

Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP, Linux 

ACR30 Chip

The chip set "AC-Set" represents a highly integrated solution for smart card interface. The difficulty at present for smart card system integrators is that different types of smart cards have different commands and different communication protocols. This prevents in most cases the direct communication between a smart card and a computer.

AC-Set overcomes this difficulty by establishing a uniform interface between the host computer and the smart card for a wide variety of cards. By taking care of the electrical interface, communication protocol handling and the card specific particulars, AC-Set releases the system integrators of getting involved with the technical details of the smart card, which are in many cases not relevant to the implementation of smart card system.

AC-Set is the most versatile and cost effective solution for integrators that establish systems to suit to specific user needs.

SmartCard Development Kit (ACR30 SDK)

SmartCards - The Key to your e-bizz-value-chain.

Start with our SmartCard Development Kit (ACR30 SDK) today.