UMD Model 529A
UMD VAST™ Standard Validator

The UMD Model 529 (M529) Standard Validator is part of the UMD VAST™ lineup of Validators used for scanning tickets or NFC tags to enable patron entry to venues or attractions.

The Validator is cloud-connected to the UMD VAST™ access control and ticketing system and optionally controls ingress and egress via a connected turnstile, gate or other physical barriers.

The M529 Validator can be integrated with almost any barrier system and uses solid-state relay outputs for activation of the barrier.†

The Validator allows patrons to scan their ticket barcode or tap their NFC passes to gain entry to the venue or to record their presence at the venue via the UMD VAST™ cloud service.

A key feature of the M529 Validator is the inclusion of a 7” high-brightness LCD for displaying instructions and responses to the patrons as well as streaming video for patron information or advertising.

Mounting of the M529 is to a wall adjacent to the venue entry and requires power and a wired LAN connection to operate. This design allows easy access for installation and maintenance.


  • Linux based microcontroller for fast and flexible applications
  • Standard UMD VAST™ Validator software pre-installed
  • LAN connected for reliable communications with the host ticketing service
  • Remote monitored/managed via the UMD VAST™ web console interface
  • Rugged 316 Grade Stainless Steel enclosure ensures longevity and serviceability in exposed environments‡
  • Fast and aggressive presentation style barcode scanner for reading 1D or 2D barcodes on paper or mobile devices
  • NFC Mifare 1k compatible tag reader for contactless membership cards or NFC wristbands
  • Multifunction, multicolour LED indicator to show successful scan, rejected scan, system error or other programmed conditions such as concession tickets using different colours
  • 7" LCD Patron display for instruction, responses, and video streaming
  • Online business hours support is included where you purchase an ongoing UMD VAST™ device access licence subscription
  • 12 Months Warranty


Overall Dimensions 223 W x 309 H x 132 D (mm) Including LED Indicator Dome
Housing Only 223 W x 271 H x 132 D (mm)
Wall/VESA Mount Plate 223 W x 271 H (mm) VESA 100 mm mounting holes
Material 316 Grade 0.9 mm Stainless Steel
Finish Brushed Natural Finish ("Linish")
Environmental IP54 (Estimated)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0°C - 40°C
Processor Linux Computer (UMD M800 Series)
Communications Wired Ethernet
I/O 4 x USB
1 x RS232 for NFC Reader
5 x Solid State Relay Outputs (60V/0.2A, 3 for LED Accunciator, 1 for Turnstile release, 1 for freewheel output)
2 x Opto-isolated Inputs (1 for rotate input, 1 for lane busy input)
Power Supply Requirement 9 to 36VDC / 4 A or PoE (802.3af)
User Interface
Display 7” TFT LCD with video streaming playback capability
Annunciator RGB LED dome
Audio Buzzer
Access Cam Lock
†RS232 and Weigand are under development
‡Not suitable for full outdoor installation


Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] UMD Model 529A Validator
M529A11E01V1 M529A-EDE UMD Standard Series Turnstile Head, 1 Way (LCD), RGB Dome Anunciator, Enclosure, Ethernet, with VAST NG Validator Software