Dec 01

ACS launches the new ACR1222L VisualVantage NFC Reader with LCD

HONG KONG, 01 Dec , 2011 – ACR1222L USB NFC Reader with LCDAdvanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific’s number one supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), introduces the latest addition to its line of LCD-equipped Near Field Communication (NFC) Readers, the ACR1222L VisualVantage. A feature-rich reader, ACR1222L is designed to provide flexibility and enhance user experience in contactless applications. NFC is finally taking off, with the launch of a number of NFC smart phones and the ballooning use of the technology in applications like payment, mass-transit, ticketing and access control. NFC technology product providers now face the challenge of capitalizing on the opportunities emerging from this promising development by continuing to develop and provide innovative NFC products to satisfy the demand from system providers and end users.

“Leveraging our experience from years of developing contactless readers that support NFC, we developed this product to broaden the options available to consumers when it comes to choosing the right device for their applications,” commented Ms. Elsie Lai, ACS’s Vice President, Product Marketing. “We are confident that the ACR1222L, with its added features, can help end-users fully appreciate the ease and convenience of using contactless technology.”

The new ACR1222L is in USB interface while an upgraded version of ACS’s ACR1222L USB NFC Reader with LCD first LCD-equipped NFC Reader, the ACR122L, is in serial interface. Developed based on the 13.56 MHz RFID technology and ISO 18092 NFC standard, the ACR1222L supports not only ISO 14443 Type A and B, Mifare® cards, but also FeliCa and all 4 types of NFC tags. With its PC/SC compliance for both contactless cards and Secure Access Module (SAM) interfaces, it can work with most NFC platforms and systems. Furthermore, ACR1222L has a built-in SAM slots for enhanced security, as well as USB firmware upgradability for easy migration of applications to support new cards. It also has built-in anti-collision mechanism and direct card type polling commands to limit access to a certain card when multiple contactless cards are presented to the device. Moreover, the ACR1222L boasts a faster response to cards, has clear operation indicators via its 2-line graphic LCD, 4 LED’s and a buzzer.  The device is particularly suitable for applications such as payment and customer loyalty programs.

ACR1222L offers additional features compared to ACR122L, ACS’s first LCD-equipped NFC Reader. Below is the difference between the two.

ACR122LACR122L Serial NFC Reader with LCD ACR1222LACR1222L USB NFC Reader with LCD
Host Interface Serial RS232 USB Full Speed
Power Source External Power Adaptor From USB
Compliant to Standards
PC/SC None
Supported Cards
Contactless Interface:
– ISO14443 Type A&B Parts 1-4
– Mifare Series
– NFC tags including FeliCa3 SAM Interfaces:
– ISO7816


T=0, T=1
Other Features
Firmware Upgradeability None
via USB

Learn more about ACR1222L here.

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