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USER MANUAL

 

 

Xpress CM100

Contactless 

Smart Card Reader

 

 

 

 

 

80099505-001-A  

07/26/11

 


FCC WARNING STATEMENT 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his expense. 

 

FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT 

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this device is subject to the following conditions: this device may not cause harmful interference and this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 

 

CANADIAN DOC STATEMENT 

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise for digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

 

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites pplicables aux appareils numériques de las classe A prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministère des Communications du Canada. 

 

CE STANDARDS 

An independent laboratory performed testing for compliance to CE requirements. The unit under test was found compliant to Class B. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LIMITED WARRANTY

ID TECH warrants to the original purchaser for a period of 24 months from the date of invoice that this product is in good working order and free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. ID TECH’s obligation under this warranty is limited to, at its option, replacing, repairing, or giving credit for any product which has, within the warranty period, been returned to the factory of origin, transportation charges and insurance prepaid, and which is, after examination, disclosed to ID TECH’s satisfaction to be thus defective. The expense of removal and reinstallation of any item or items of equipment is not included in this warranty. No person, firm, or corporation is authorized to assume for ID TECH any other liabilities in connection with the sales of any product. In no event shall ID TECH be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages to purchaser or any third party caused by any defective item of equipment, whether that defect is warranted against or not. Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy for defective equipment, which does not conform to the requirements of sales, is to have such equipment replaced or repaired by ID TECH. For limited warranty service during the warranty period, please contact ID TECH to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number & instructions for returning the product.  

 

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OTHER THAN THOSE HEREIN STATED. THIS PRODUCT IS SOLD AS IS.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ID TECH BE LIABLE FOR CLAIMS BASED UPON BREACH OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NEGLIGENCE OF ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHETHER DIRECT, IMMEDIATE, FORESEEABLE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL OR FOR ANY EXPENSE INCURRED BY REASON OF THE USE OR MISUSE, SALE OR FABRICATIONS OF PRODUCTS WHICH DO NOT CONFORM TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT. 

 

The information contained herein is provided to the user as a convenience. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, ID TECH is not responsible for damages that might occur because of errors or omissions, including any loss of profit or other commercial damage, nor for any infringements or patents or other rights of third parties that may result from its use. The specifications described herein were current at the time of publication, but are subject to change at any time without prior notice.  

 

ID TECH is a registered trademark of International Technologies & Systems Corporation. Xpress and Value through Innovation are trademarks of International Technologies & Systems Corporation. 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1. Introduction

2. Features & benefits

3. Product Configurations

4. Terms, Standards & Related Documents

5. Installation

6. Operation

7. Maintenance

Appendix A  Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.             Introduction

Xpress CM100 reader is a contactless smart card reader. Its primary use is in reading contactless cards for POS payment where contactless cards are used for credit and debit transactions. The ID TECH Contactless Reader supports retail applications for quick, convenient purchases where customer queuing must be minimized.  It supports financial association & payment industry requirements for contactless payments. The reader accepts data from a variety of contactless sources, including credit cards and key fobs. The Reader complies with ISO/IEC 14443 Implementation Specifications. Both Type A & B modulation standards are supported.  

 

Customers hold their card or fob near the reader’s Landing Plane to initiate a purchase transaction. The area is clearly identified by the Contactless Symbol. Four LEDs provide easy visibility for cardholder and assurance of card acceptance.

 

The Xpress CM100 reader is a peripheral device for existing Point of Sale and Electronic Cash Register terminals, providing a new technology upgrade without replacing existing equipment. The reader is connected to existing systems through an RS232 or USB port. A general purpose API is available to support terminal software applications. The API provides hooks for application interfacing to the reader; direct interface programming is not required. The SDK sample code is written in C for compiling directly into the terminal application. This document provides the information for installing and using the Xpress products. A separate document is available for application support information.

 

2.             Features & benefits

          The reader is compact to fit in small areas

          The reader can be tilted & elevated to achieve the best operation position

          Provides audio and LED Feedback for each card presentation

          Reads contactless cards used for Debit or Credit purchases

          Meets card association standards and is association certified

          Communication interface is RS232 or USB

          SDK is available to support terminal application programming

          Meets ANSI and ISO standards for a proximity card reading device

         Outdoor model has sealed enclosure and conformal coated PCA

 

3.             Product Configurations

The Xpress product has two configurations.

 

Configuration

Model Number

Description

RS232

IDCA-1221

Xpress CM100 reader with RS232 interface cable/connector & power supply

USB

IDCA-1261

Xpress CM100 reader with USB cable/connector

4.             Terms, Standards & Related Documents

ANSI     American National Standard Institute

API      Application Programming Interface

EMI      Electromagnetic Interference

EMV     Europay, MasterCard, Visa

ESD     Electrostatic Discharge

Host     A PC, terminal, or controller running Application Software

IFD      Interface Device

ISO      International Organization for Standardization

JPOS    Java for Retail Point-of-Sale

MTBF    Mean Time Between Failures

OPOS    OLE for Retail Point-of-Sale

RoHS    Restrictions of Hazardous Substances

SDK     Software Development Kit

PC       Personal Computer or similar hardware device

PCD     Proximity Coupling Device

PCI      Payment Card Industry

PICC    Proximity Integrated Circuit Card

USB     Universal Serial Bus

 

Related Documents

ISO/IEC 14443 Identification cards, Physical Characteristic

ISO/IEC 14443 Identification cards, Contactless ICC/Proximity cards

EMV           EMV Contactless Specifications for Payment Systems Version 2.0.1

EMVCL        EMV Contactless Communication Protocol Specification Version 2.0.1, July 2009

PayPass       PayPass-M/Chip Reader Card Application Interface Specification V2.1

PayPass      PayPass-M/Chip Application Note 18

PayPass   PayPass MagStripe Terminal Specification V3.3

PayPass   PayPass MagStripe Terminal Specification V3.3

Visa     Visa Contactless Payment Specification Version2.1

Visa Test Plan for Visa Contactless Payment Specification Version2.1 MSD Contactless Reader V2.1.1b

Visa Test Plan for Visa Contactless Payment Specification Version2.1 qVSDC Contactless Reader V2.1.1b

American Express Expresspay 2.0.1 Terminal Specification August 2010

Discover        Discover Network RF Contactless Specification – Supplement Guide for Functional Portion Version 2.12

5.             Installation

The Xpress CM100 reader should be installed in a suitable location where the unit’s environmental specifications are not exceeded. Metal plane, high heat, extreme cold, and liquids must be avoided for reliable operation. Avoid locations with direct sunlight as the UV radiation will shorten the life of the plastics and may cause color fading.

 

The reader location should allow convenient and practical access for the customer and allow the clerk to observe operation so assistance can be provided when necessary.

The customer must be able to conveniently present their card and touch the operational area, the Landing Plain, marked by the Contactless Symbol.

 

There are two communication options. The two options are RS232 and USB.  The Xpress CM100 is factory pre-configured with one of the two communication interfaces. Units are factory supplied with either an RS232 or a USB communications interface cable. The factory set interface option cannot be changed. The cable types cannot be interchanged.

 

RS232 Configured Units

Connect the RJ-45 connector or by using the RJ45 to DE9 adaptor connector into the Host equipment communication port. An A/C power adaptor is required to supply power to the RS232 configured unit. To apply power to the unit, first connect the output connector of the power adaptor into the housing of the DB9 (RS232) connector. Then, plug the power supply module into a wall power receptacle to power up the unit. This power connection sequence is preferred; the sequence is not required.

 

WARNING: The power adaptor can have input (wall) voltage limitations. 

 

USB Configured Units

Plug the USB connector into a USB communication port on the Host. No A/C power adaptor is needed to power up the USB unit.

The power is supplied by the USB connection. When the USB connector is installed into the Host, power is applied.

Figure 1, Xpress CM100 reader

6.             Operation

General

All units are operated through a POS application command & response (API message) structure. The POS application runs on terminal equipment, a PC, or similar device. Commands cause Xpress operations; the Xpress provides command responses back to the POS application.  Responses are results from commands and can include data. No commands or operations infringe on security requirements. The full command and response protocol operations are provided in a separate document “Xpress CM100 reader API Manual”.

 

Power-Up Sequence

Each time power is applied to the Xpress, the unit performs a Power-Up sequence that includes a self-test. The LED shows a Power-Up sequence.

 

Audio & LED operation

There is an audio output device providing a single tone audio & LED feedback to signal a card reading & acceptance event. The feedback sequence is an industry standard for card acceptance.

7.             Maintenance

There are no serviceable components in the Xpress CM100 reader. Maintenance is limited to periodic cleaning of the unit to remove oils and dirt.

 

To clean the unit, use a soft cloth moistened with warm water and a small amount of mild detergent. Disconnect or remove power from the unit and wipe the exterior with the moistened cloth. Caution should be used not to saturate the any area, which would permit liquid to enter the unit. Wipe the unit only enough to clean the surface oil and dirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A  Specifications

 

Power Requirements

Power is supplied to the unit in the following manner:

RS232C interface - A/C power adapter, 5VDC +/- 10%

USB interface – Hub supplied power is less than 350mA

 

Operating Environment

Temperature Range

Operating:-20 to 70 C (-4 F to 158 F)

Storage: -40 to 80 C (-40 F to 176 F)

 

 

Relative Humidity Range: 10% to 95 % non-condensing

 

Mechanical

Dimensions:  94.2mm(W)x75.2mm(H)x15mm(D)

 

Front Overlay:

Printed Mylar with Contactless Symbol, Card Association Logos, & Brand

 

Mounting: unit can be mounted to Kiosk (Flush or on the surface) by using three plastic screws attached with it.

 

Reliability

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Units will withstand minimum 8KV direct contact and 12KV electrostatic air discharge without resetting.

 

Drop Test:

Withstands 3 ft drop to concrete, 6 surfaces & 4 corners

No functional damage

 

Minimum calculated MTBF: 

200,000 power on hours at 20 ° C

 

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

FCC part 15 Class B

CISPRA B