ACR38K-E1

Smart Keyboard

The ACR38K-E1 Smart Keyboard is a smart card reader and keyboard rolled into one, to make smart card‒based systems easy and safe to implement in Windows, Linux and Mac environments. This plug-and-play device eliminates the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment, while transforming the humble keyboard into a powerful security tool. The ACR38K-E1 also features an updated casing, supporting an external USB port. It utilizes the latest in microchip technology, making it a competitive solution for e-government, e-banking and e-payment, e-healthcare, public key infrastructure (PKI), network security, access control, and loyalty applications.

About ACR38K-E1

ACR38K-E1 Smart Keyboard combines the functionalities of a smart card reader and a PC keyboard. ACS smart card readers utilize the latest microchip technology, bringing you high security for your confidential files in a convenient and easy way.

PC/SC and CCID-compliant, ACR38K-E1 Smart Keyboard is a plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment. A powerful component for security, e-commerce and other smart card applications, it is perfect for easily implementing smart card-based systems in a PC environment.

ACR38K-E1 Standard Features

  • Keyboard features:
    • Has 104 keys
    • Supports 1 external USB port
  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) cards
  • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
  • Supports memory cards such as:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) with maximum 128 bytes page with capability, including:
      • Atmel®: AT24C01/02/04/08/16/32/64/128/256/512/1024
      • SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
      • Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
    • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including:
      • Atmel®: AT88SC153 and AT88SC1608
    • Cards with intelligent 1-kilobyte EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
    • Cards with intelligent 256-byte EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
    • Cards with '104' type EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536 and SLE6636
    • Cards with Intelligent 416-bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4404
    • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone(s), including:
      • Atmel®: AT88SC101, AT88SC102 and AT88SC1003
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Features Short Circuit Protection
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)

ACR38K-E1 Typical Applications

  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Access Control
  • Network Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • e-Purse & Loyalty

ACR38K-E1 Technical Specifications

Dimensions

449.7 mm (L) x 138.5 mm (W) x 40.3 mm (H)

Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, FIPS 201 (USA), TAA (USA), VCCI (Japan)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
InterfaceUSB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply VoltageRegulated 5 V DC
Supply CurrentMax. 50mA
Operating Temperature0-50°C
CLK Frequency4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™

 

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
  USB Interface
31-Mar-2016

Android 3.1 and above

1.1.3 472 KB
USB Interface
11-Oct-2017

Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2

4.2.6.1 5 MB
14-Nov-2014

Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))

4.0.6.0 5 MB
14-Sep-2017

Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2

4.2.6.0 921 KB
23-Nov-2015

Windows® CE 5.0, Windows® CE 6.0, Windows® CE 7.0

2.0.1.0 371 KB
27-Oct-2017

Linux ®

1.1.5 2 MB
23-Oct-2017

Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12. Mac 10.13

1.1.5 251 KB
16-Feb-2017

Solaris 10, 11 and above

1.0.8
23-Oct-2017

Linux®, Mac OS® X

1.1.5 455 KB
23-Jan-2017

Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 10

1.0.1.1 2 MB
23-Jan-2017

Linux®, Mac OS® X 10.5, Mac OS® X10.6, Mac OS® X10.7, Mac OS® X10.8, Mac OS® X10.9

1.0.1 261 KB
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38K-E1

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)

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

Email: info@acs.com.hk


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

Website:

Email: info@acs.com.hk


Manila Office

ACS Technologies Ltd.

Unit 2106, One San Miguel Avenue Building

San Miguel Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard

Ortigas Center, Pasig City,

Philippines


Tel: +632-633-6891

Fax: +632-638-5732

Email: info@acs.com.hk


USA Office

Advanced Card Systems (USA) Ltd.

21 Chippenham Drive Voorhees,

NJ 08043

USA


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

Fax: +1-416-591-9123

Email: info@acs.com.hk

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