ACS ACR1252U NFC USB Reader and Writer

Our fastest NFC reader and writer for manual encoding that is firmware upgradeable and can be used for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Communication and card emulation.

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The ACS ACR1252U-A1 is the NFC reader and writer that we recommend for manual NFC encoding with the GoToTags NFC Encoder software. The ACR1252U is the NFC Forum-certified, upgraded model of the popular ACR122U. It has faster manual encoding speeds, a better reading range and it is firmware upgradeable which makes it future-proof. The ACR1252U plugs into a USB port and has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot. It can be used for card emulation and Peer-to-Peer Communication (communication with most-NFC enabled mobile phones). This NFC reader is well suited for high level security applications. Key diversification and mutual authentication through the SAM can restrict the exposure of keys and limit the possibility of keys being stolen. The ACR1252U comes with the GoToTags NFC logo on the top surface.

Software and SDKs
  • This reader does not ship with software.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Product Reader
Lead Time Now
Minimum Order Quantity 1
Manufacturer Advanced Card Systems
Manufacturer SKU ACR1252U-M1GTTA104 ACR1252U-M1GTTA107 ACR1252U Contactless Reader w/SAM HS Code: 84716099
Origin of Shipment Canada, Hong Kong, United States
Color Black
Display None
Connectivity USB




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NFC Chip Type

Every NFC tag has an NFC chip which determines its memory capacity and functionality. The most common consumer NFC chip type is the NTAG213.
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NFC Tag Encoding

NFC tags can be encoded by GoToTags for an addiitonal fee. The following encoding options are available:

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Order Files

For orders with NFC tag encoding, artwork and/or variable printing; files must be submitted to GoToTags after the order is placed.

Custom Printing

Custom and Custom Express tag products can be custom printed with customer artwork.

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