ACS ACR1281U-C2 Card UID Reader

A USB reader with keyboard emulation support that performs a single function, to capture the UID for display on a connected device.

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The ACR1281U-C2 is a contactless card reader that captures the manufacturer UID and returns the UID to the connected computer. The UID can be displayed in any text editor such as Notepad, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • USB 2.0 full speed interface
  • USB HID keyboard class emulation
  • Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
  • Built-in anti-collision feature
  • Reading distance u to 50 mm, depending on tag type
  • Support for ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B, and MIfare
  • USB firmware upgradeable
  • Compliant with: ISO 14443, USB HID, CE, FCC, RoHS 2

Additional Info

Product Reader
Lead Time Now
Minimum Order Quantity 1
Manufacturer Advanced Card Systems
Manufacturer SKU ACR1281U-C2
Origin of Shipment Canada, Hong Kong, United States
Color Black
Display None
Connectivity USB
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