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 Calypso, FeliCa and limited support for 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 (Limited)
  • Support for a wide range of contactless standards in public transport, including the entire MIFARE family
  • 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

Supported Smart Cards:

ISO 14443A tags, ISO 14443B tags, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE UltraLight, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE SmartMX, MIFARE Plus, GTML, GTML2, FeliCa, Calypso

Supported SAMs:

ISO/IEC 7816 compliant SAMs such as MIFARE SAM (DESFire), MIFARE SAM, S9TSAM, CIPURSE SAM and FeliCa SAM


RF Standards ISO/IEC 14443 A/B, ISO/IEC 18092 (Limited)
RF Reading Distance Up to 100mm
RF Antenna Integrated
RF Frequency 13.56 MHz
RF Speed 106 kBit/s, 212 kBit/s, 424 kBit/s
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
User Interface 4 x Triple coloured LEDs (reg/green/yellow)
- Audio Buzzer
Host Interface USB: Mini Horizontal, RS232: Screw Terminal
Host Communication USB or RS232 (communication speed up to 1Mbit/s)


Title Date Link
Datasheet 11 May 2017 Download
Developer's Kit Datasheet 22 September 2014 Download
Hoja De Datos Del Producto 12 June 2013 Download
Press Release 8 September 2010 Download

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