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ARC2300 Desktop smart card reader

ARC2300 is an ISO/IEC 14443 A/B desktop smart card reader intended for fast contactless smart card reading and writing in a wide range of smart card applications.

The ARC2300 desktop reader is based on the 13.56 MHz contactless technology and is fully compatible with the entire MIFARE family, Calypso, FeliCa and limited support for Near Field Communication (NFC). The reader meets the demand for high security and high-speed transactions, providing users with a reliable reader that can operate in different contactless environments.

For ARC2300 is available a Development kit, which includes the tools, documentation and code samples needed to successfully integrate and develop smart card applications compliant to ISO/IEC 14443 A/B. The kit allows you to develop customized applications using encrypted data storage, as well as evaluating and integrating cards based on the entire MIFARE family.


  • Compliant to ISO 14443 A/B and ISO/IEC 18092 (Limited)
  • Travel card reload and validation
  • USB for host communication
  • The reader can easily be connected to a PC or any host system
  • 4 x SAM ISO/IEC 7816 SAM 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
Operating Temperature -40°C то +85°C
Options RS232
Processor ARM 72 MHz
RF Amplifier Yes
RF Antenna Integrated
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 120mm × 114 mm × 130 mm
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Supported SAMs ISO/IEC 7816 съвместими SAM модули като MIFARE SAM, S9TSAM, CIPURSE SAM, Felica SAM
Supported Smart Cards ISO 14443A, ISO 14443B, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Ultralight C, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus, SmartMX, GTML, GTML2, FeliCa, Calypso
User Interface 2 × Triple colored LEDs (red/green/yellow)Audio buzzer
Weight Approx. 200g