ARC1301 RS232 OEM Reader


ARC1300 is a high performance contactless ISO 14443 A/B smart card reader for easy integration into a number of smart card applications.

The ARC1300 OEM Reader is fully compatible with the entire MIFARE family, as well as supporting Smart MX, Calypso, FeliCa, EMV contactless and NFC. ARC1300 is designed for integration in different cashless ticketing and payment devices, such as validators, turnstile gates, fareboxes, ticket vending machines and PDA solutions. The reader comes with an extensive software support package that is optimized for easy integration, as well as support for the entire MIFARE family. ARC1300 is available with USB or RS232 interface.


  • Mobile devices for ticket inspection
  • Ticket Vending Machines (TVM)
  • Validators
  • Fareboxes
  • Point of Sale Terminals (POS)
  • Driver Consoles
  • Turnstile Gates
  • Parking Meters
  • Vending Machines


  • Compliant to ISO/IEC 14443 A/B and ISO/IEC 18092 (NFC)
  • Support for a wide range of contactless standards in public transport, including the entire MIFARE family
  • Support for NFC mobile applications, smart posters and ticketing, including both passive reader mode and active peer to peer (P2P) mode
  • Compliant to EMV contactless
  • 4 x triple coloured LED lights for card interaction/payment confirmation
  • Audio Buzzer
  • Easy integration in a number of smart card applications, terminals and kiosks
  • USB or RS232 for host communication
  • 4 x SAM ISO/IEC 7816 slots for improved smart card security
  • Air data transfer rate up to 424 kBit/s

Supported Smart Cards:

MIFARE 1k, MIFARE 4k, MIFARE UltraLight, MIFARE UltraLight C, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE DESFire EV1, MIFARE SmartMX, MIFARE Plus, GTML, GTML2, ISO 14443A tags, ISO 14443B tags, FeliCa RC-S860, FeliCa RC-S885, FeliCa RC-S965, Calypso, VDV

Supported SAMs:

MIFARE SAM (DESFire), MIFARE SAM AV1, MIFARE SAM AV2, S9TSAM, NSAM, Calypso SAM, FeliCa SAM and other ISO/IEC 7816 compliant SAMs


RF Frequency 13.56 MHz
RF Standards ISO/IEC 14443 A/B, ISO/IEC 18092
RF Speed 106 kBit/s, 212 kBit/s, 424 kBit/s
RF Reading Distance Up to 100mm (depending on tag)
RF Antenna Integrated, external antenna possible
SAM Security 4 x ISO/IEC 7816 SAM slots up to 1.1 Mbit/s
Dimensions 110mm x 67mm
RF Amplifier Yes, field upgradeable
Processor ARM 72 MHz
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Weight Approx. 40g
Power Supply 5V ± 5%
Current Consumption 280mA (operational), 70mA (RF off), 2mA (sleep)
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Compliances RoHS, FCC, WEEE, CE for bus, tram and rail
User Interface 4 x Triple coloured LEDs (reg/green/yellow)
Crypto Algorithms 3DES, AES, RSA, PKI
Hash Algorithms SHA1, SHA2, MD5
Host Interface USB: Mini Horizontal, RS232: Screw Terminal
Host Communication USB, RS232 or TTL (communication speed up to 1Mbit/s)


Title Date Link
Developer's Kit Datasheet 22 September 2014 Download
Datasheet 22 September 2014 Download
Hoja De Datos Del Producto 12 June 2013 Download
Press Release 8 September 2010 Download

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