All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal

ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal is a next-generation smart card reader with PIN-pad. It offers support for contact, contactless, and magnetic stripe cards, and enables GPRS/3G, Wi-Fi, USB, and serial port connectivity. The device comes with a built-in thermal printer, speaker, touchscreen LCD, and high-resolution color display. ACR890 will therefore be suitable for organizations transitioning from contact and magnetic stripe cards to contactless cards, or for organizations that combine different interfaces for their applications (e.g. magnetic stripe and contact, magnetic stripe and contactless, contact and contactless). Because of the features of this high-performing, standalone device, it can meet the requirements of more exacting clients and environments.

About ACR890

The ACR890 is a new generation PIN-pad reader from ACS. It incorporates a contact, contactless, and magnetic card reader to help older technology systems (e.g. magnetic stripe-based) to transition to smart cards. ACR890 is built to handle complex applications with its fast processing speed and large memory. This terminal is also designed for mobile environments, enabling wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi, GPRS, and 3G communications.

Among the practical features of the ACR890 is its ability to print anywhere via its built-in thermal printer. In addition to its large internal memory, ACR890 also allows for memory expansion through a micro SD card slot, to enable higher memory allocation for application and transaction data. With its 240x320 3.5” color LCD display, the ACR890 shows images in remarkable detail and allows the user to easily navigate the display on its touchscreen LCD. The terminal also features a built-in speaker for additional audio experience.

The ACR890 is a standalone terminal with advanced capabilities to suit multifaceted applications, may they be in the transportation, government, healthcare, banking or retail sector.

ACR890 Standard Features

  • 32-bit A8 Processor running Embedded Linux®    
  • 4GB Flash and 256MB RAM
  • Expandable Micro SD Card support with memory of 1 GB up to 16 GB    
  • 1 Full-sized Contact Card Slot 
  • 2 SAM Card Slots (Contact Connector)    
  • 1 Standard SIM Card Slot for GPRS Function    
  • Integrated Contactless Smart Card Reader    
  • Magnetic Stripe Support    
  • Firmware Upgradeable    
  • Built-in Peripherals    
    • Easy-to-Read, High-Resolution Colored LCD    
    • 3.5" Resistive Touchscreen LCD    
    • Highly Durable Chemical-Resistant 20-button Keypad    
    • Thermal Printer    
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) with Independent Backup Battery    
    • 4 LED Status Indicators    
    • Built-in Speaker    
  • Connectivity Support    
    • Wi-Fi
    • GPRS/GSM    
    • 3G Connectivity Support     
    • USB Client High Speed    
    • Serial RS232 (for debug)  

ACR890 Typical Applications

  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation

ACR890 Technical Specifications


208.0mm (L) x 85.5mm (W) x 53.0mm (H)



Power Source
  • External Power Adapter
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, 7.4 V, 2000 mAh
Compliance / Certifications
  • CE, FCC, RoHS 2 Compliant, ISO 7816, ISO 14443, ISO 7811, USB Full Speed
  • USB Client Full Speed 2.0
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
  • GPRS/GSM Quad Band ( 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G (900 MHz/2100 MHz 850M MHz/1900 MHz)
  • 4GB Flash
  • 256MB RAM
  • Micro SD up to 16 GB
Supply Voltage

12 V

Supply Current

4.0 A

Operating Temperature


Magnetic Stripe Card Support
  • ISO 7811, Track 1/2/3, Bi-directional
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contact
    • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V)
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B
    • Mifare
    • FeliCa
  • 2 SAM Card Slots
  • 1 SIM Card Slot
Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
Driver Not Applicable For This Product
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR890

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR890

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR890


ACR890 \All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal Software Development Kit

The ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal provides a secure solution for developing advanced smart card applications. It may be used to communicate with contact and contactless cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards, and magnetic cards following ISO 7811 standards.

Incorporated into this all-in-one terminal are: a built-in keypad, 320x240 color display, touchscreen LCD, LED indicators, speaker, full-sized contact card slots, 2 SAM slots, 1 SIM slot, and a contactless card reader module. The ACR890 is the ideal reader for standalone applications because of its several connectivity options, where the user can connect via Wi-Fi, 3G/GPRS, USB client and serial RS232 interfaces.

ACR890 comes with a complete Software Development Kit (SDK), which contains vital components for the development of customized smart card applications. The SDK provides sample applications, sample codes and reference manuals, enabling users to conveniently and effectively incorporate ACR890 into their solutions.

The development kit is priced at only US$600.


Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR890 All-In-One Mobile Smart Card Terminal
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x ACOS3 Combi Microprocessor-based Combi Smart Cards
  • 5 x ACOS6-SAM (Secure Access Module) Smart Cards
  • 5 x MIFARE 1K Classic
  • Standalone Sample Codes
    • Linux C++ sample codes that demonstrate basic commands used to communicate with the cards and reader
  • Reference Manuals

Contact Us

Hong Kong Headquarters

Advanced Card Systems Ltd.

Units 2010-2013, 20th Floor

Chevalier Commercial Centre

8 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong

Tel: +852-2796-7873

Fax: +852-2796-1286


Japan Office

Advanced Card Systems (Japan) Ltd.

2-17-17, Nagatacho, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

100-0014 Japan

AIOS Nagatacho Building

Tel: +81-3-6205-7201

Fax: +81-3-6205-7202



Manila Office

ACS Technologies Ltd.

Unit 2106, One San Miguel Avenue Building

San Miguel Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard

Ortigas Center, Pasig City,


Tel: +632-633-6891

Fax: +632-638-5732


USA Office

Advanced Card Systems (USA) Ltd.

21 Chippenham Drive Voorhees,

NJ 08043


Tel: +1-856-784-7177 / +1-609-332-8593

Fax: +1-416-591-9123


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