UL SmartConnect

Wireless, portable card simulator featuring contact and contactless card/mobile simulation and spying.


  • Handheld test tool for card acceptance devices
  • Contact and contactless card/mobile simulation and spying
  • Wireless
  • Battery-powered
  • Rechargeable

Who is it for?

The UL SmartConnect is a handheld, wireless and portable test tool for acquirers and terminal vendors to test and certify payment card acceptance devices.

Why do you need it?

The compact, wireless and portable SmartConnect testing device is used for contact and contactless card simulation and card spying.

This innovative device lets you easily set up a cable-free test environment and control your card acceptance device testing using a wireless connection. The UL SmartConnect uses Bluetooth technology and requires no physical cables when performing tests on your card acceptance device terminal.

The UL SmartConnect works seamlessly with UL’s payment acquiring test tools, UL Card Simulator and UL Brand Test Tool, providing the user with automated test execution and test card simulation, covering contact and contactless card images, including images for Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, and UnionPay.

Combined with UL Card Spy it offers real-time spying the communication, including measuring the transaction time performance of your contactless terminal.

What is inside?

The UL SmartConnect is a handheld test tool used for testing card accepting devices. UL SmartConnect features contact and contactless card and mobile simulation, as well as spying and performance measurements.

UL SmartConnect supports ISO 7816 on the contact interface and ISO 14443 (type A & B) and MIFARE® on the contactless interface.

This battery powered device connects via Bluetooth to a mobile device, tablet or laptop running a UL test tool to control and manage it, for instance UL Brand Test Tool.

Key benefits

  • Battery-powered, wireless card simulation and spying
  • Portable and compact handheld device can be used for in-the-field testing
  • Set up a cable-free test environment for card acceptance device testing and spying
  • Fast wireless connectivity with Bluetooth
  • Interoperable with UL Test Tools


  • Contact interface: ISO 7816
  • Contactless interface: ISO 14443 Type A & Type B, MIFARE®
  • Connects using Bluetooth Low Energy or USB
  • Mini-USB connection for charging
  • Battery powered, no additional power supply
  • 1 day battery life
  • Fast Charge to 100% in 3 hours


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