Bluetooth Smart Card Readers

Our Bluetooth smart card readers are the ultimate in flexibility and compatibility. They offer secure, wireless connectivity with any Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled system.

A micro-USB port also allows the readers to be used with systems without Bluetooth.

Two versions of our Bluetooth reader are available: one that supports cards with physical contacts (ISO-7816 compatible), and one that supports contactless cards.

Features

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Support for contact and contactless smart cards
  • Supports ISO-7816 contact smart cards
  • Supports ISO-14443 contactless smart cards
  • Supports MIFARE cards
  • NFC compliant (ISO-18092)
  • Ideal for use with mobile, desktops and laptops
  • PC/SC and CCID compliant
  • EMV certified
  • Encrypted firmware update mechanism
  • Supports Windows, macOS, Linux and Android
  • Plug and Play simplicity
  • MicroUSB connection

Bluetooth Smart Card Reader Specifications

bR301 BLE bR500
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) contact smart card reader for reading and writing ISO-7816 smart cards. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) contact smart card reader for reading and writing contactless, NFC and MIFARE smart cards.
Supported Cards ISO-7816 cards
  • T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • Class A, B and C
  • ISO 14443 cards (Type A and B)
  • MIFARE and Felica protocols
Card Size ISO 7810 ISO 7810
Power to Card 60mA 60mA
Smart Card Clock Frequency 4 MHz - 12 MHz 13.56 MHz
Interface Speed 10753 bps ~ 625 kbps 106 kbps ~ 424 kbps
Dimensions 91 x 63 x 8 mm 91 x 63 x 8 mm
Weight 31 g 31 g
Durability 100,000 insertions N/A
Host Interface
  • Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Bluetooth Smart
  • USB 2.0
    • Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Bluetooth Smart
    • USB 2.0
      Working Current < 50 mA < 50 mA
      Working Temperature 0 °C ~ 60 °C 0 °C ~ 60 °C
      Storage Temperature -20 °C ~ 85 °C -20 °C ~ 85 °C
      Humidity Rating ≤90% (non-condensed) ≤90% (non-condensed)
      Supported Standards
      • PC/SC
      • CCID
      • EMV Level 1
      • PC/SC
      • CCID
      • EMV Level 1
      • NFC Forum
      Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC RoHS, CE, FCC
      Supported Platforms
      Bluetooth Connection Windows - Windows 8 and newer
      iPhone - iPhone 4S and newer, iOS 5 and newer
      Android - 4.3 Jelly Bean and newer (Device must support Bluetooth Smart)
      Windows - Windows 8 and newer
      iPhone - iPhone 4S and newer, iOS 5 and newer
      Android - 4.3 Jelly Bean and newer (Device must support Bluetooth Smart)
      USB Connection Windows - Windows XP and newer
      macOS and OS X - All versions
      Linux - Kernel version 2.6 and newer
      Windows - Windows XP and newer
      macOS and OS X - All versions
      Linux - Kernel version 2.6 and newer
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