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ARC1300 OEM smart card 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, fare boxes, ticket vending machines and PDA solutions. The reader comes with an extensive software support package that is optimized for easy integration.

ARC1300 is available with USB or RS232 interface.

For this product we offer a Development kit, which includes the tools, documentation and code samples needed to successfully integrate and develop contactless smart card applications compliant to ISO/IEC 14443 A/B.


  • 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
  • 4 x SAM ISO/IEC 7816 slots for improved smart card security

Texhnical Specifications
Current Consumption 280mA (operational), 70mA(RF off), 2mA (sleep)
Electrical Power 5V ± 5%
Firmware Upgrade Yes
Host Communication USB or RS232 (communication speed up to 1Mbit/s)
Host Interface USB: Mini Horizontal, RS232: Screw Terminal
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Processor ARM 72 MHz
RF Amplifier Yes, field upgradeable
RF Antenna Integrated, external antenna possible
RF Frequency 13.56 MHz
RF Reading Distance Up to 100mm
RF Speed 106 kBit/s, 212 kBit/s, 424 kBit/s
RF Standards ISO/IEC 14443 A/B, ISO/IEC 18092 (limited)
SAM Security 4 × ISO/IEC 7816 SAM slots up to 1.1 Mbit/s
Size 110mm × 67mm
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Supported SAMs ISO 14443A, ISO 14443B, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Ultralight C, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus, SmartMX,GTML, GTML2, FeliCa, Calypso
User Interface 4 × Triple colored LEDs (red/green/yellow)
Weight Approx. 40g