Sweden’s Arcontia has announced the launch its next generation embedded processor board for e-ticketing and e-payment, the ARC1800.
The high performance processor board supports contactless ISO 14443 A/B RFID readers for integration into different smart card devices, including contactless smart card validators, driver consoles, turnstiles, Add Value Machines and Ticket Vending Machines.
Loaded with an ARM9 – 400MHz processor, 128MB RAM and 256 MB Flash, ARC1800 is a highly configurable board that runs on Linux embedded operating system for easy integration and high speed, says Arcontia.
ARC1800 also features several peripheral devices such as magnetic card readers and 2D camera using USB, SPI or I2C, as well as a series of communication interfaces including Ethernet, USB, RS232 and RS485.
Additionally, the board contains a socket for GPRS, UMTS or CDMA modem with onboard antenna, and a microSD slot is available for additional storage. An add on contactless smart card reader from Arcontia supports Smart MX, MIFARE AV1 and MIFARE AV2 SAMs from NXP.