Engineering IoT Solutions


Radio Frequency Identification


Since 1983, Unique Micro Design (UMD) has been solving customers' needs for real time visibility and control using edgeware and our engineering IoT solutions skills, which reflects our ability to:

  • Design and manufacture IoT devices and interface electronics
  • Source and integrate ICT products from our agencies
  • Support through our professional, engineering, software and support services.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of:

  • Devices and sensors
  • Application services
  • The Enterprise

And uses the following technologies:

  • Barcoding
  • Digital communications (eg. BLE, Cellular, Ethernet, LORAN, White Space, Wifi, Zigbee etc)
  • Embedded computing
  • Mobility
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • The Internet

The Value of IoT

IoT systems and solutions can be used to:

  • Convert "dumb" assets and "disparate" systems into "smart" assets and "integrated" systems
  • IoT enable businesses to
    • enhance their product and service offering
    • optimise and enhance their operations

Which results in a business transformation and disruptive applications.

IoT Enable Your Business

UMD provides products, systems and solutions in IoT.

To support this, UMD is divided into two sales teams:

UMD adding "eyes" and "ears" to software

UMD uses its engineering IoT solutions skills in RFID to provides products and services in:

  • Design and manufacture custom RFID reading systems and portals
  • Custom development of Interfaces and controllers
  • Supply RFID active and passive tags
  • Supply RFID fixed and mobile readers
  • Supply RFID antennas and accessories (mounting hardware and cables)
  • Software and middleware
  • Embedded RFID collection and interface software
  • Platforms, Infrastructure and Software as a Service (including hosting services)
  • Engineering and Industrial Design
  • RFID Site Surveys and Installation
  • Architectural systems design and implementation
  • RFID Workshops

As RFID represents a range of technologies no single RFID vendor (and tag) can provide a solution to fit all applications. Thus access to a broad range of technology offerings is important.

UMD RFID Vendors.

  • Alien Technologies- RFID Inlays and Labels
  • Chainway - Fixed and mobile RFID Readers
  • Confidex - RFID tags
  • Feig - Readers
  • HID - Extensive range of UHF, HF and LF RFID Tags
  • Honeywell - Sensing & Productivity Systems: RFID mobile, fixed and printers
  • iData - Fixed and mobile RFID readers
  • impinj - RFID chips and Readers
  • SAG - Specialised / Sensor RFID tags
  • Texas Instruments - LF & HF technology
  • Times-7 - UHF Antennas
  • Troi - Industrial, rugged and high temperature RFID Tags
  • UMD - engineering ICT solutions and own manufactured equipment and interfaces
  • Xerafy - UHF RFID Asset Tags
  • Zebra - Full range of RFID equipment and tags: Tags, fixed and mobile, printers (fixed and portable)
  • 4ID - RFID wristbands and RFID Tag Converter

Furthermore, UMD's engineering IoT solutions capability is well suited to RFID implementation, as RFID solutions need to be engineered. For example, consideration needs to be given to:

  • Physics of tags, readers, and materials
  • Environmental considerations
  • Type and placement of tags
  • Data management
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Interfaces and sensors, just to name a few.

UMD's RFID offering is provisioned through its Business Solutions Team" which provides RFID solutions design, deployment and support services to Systems Integrators.

Business Solutions Group Contact Details