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Plant Access Plant Access Grows Its Competitive Edge with Industry-First RFID solution implemented by UMD using Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM) RFID tags and intelligent RFID Readers. See HSM Case Study for details.


Melbourne's Business Awards UMD was a finalist in Melbourne's South East (MSE) Business Award for "Medium Enterprises". MSE is a regional economic development alliance of ten local government authorities (Councils) and utility companies with support from State and Federal government departments.


UMD Press Release:

StickNFind Bluetooth Beacons for Enterprise Asset Tracking and Customer Engagement now available from Unique Micro Design



Manufacturing has a future. Being agile and flexible are the keys to surviving, 30-year manufacturing veteran Geoffrey Ramadan believes. Read more at The Herald Sun


Skyetek Gemini RFID Module: UMD Announces the release of the Skyetek Gemini RFID Module. (View the Press Release for details)


Kmart Tyre and Auto Services - GC54 Ethernet Cash Drawer: UMD is pleased to announce the release of it's GC54 Ethernet Cash Drawer and M319 Ethernet Trigger Modules.


Times-7 RFID Antennas: UMD Announces its appointment as a distributor for Times-7 RFID Antennas. (View the Press Release for details)


Skybus Bus Ticketing System: UMD develops Bus Ticketing System for Skybus; a Melbourne based private bus company that specialises in providing express bus services between Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine and Southern Cross City Train Station in Melbourne. (View the Project Summary for details)


UMD-Edge Newsletter - Issue 2013/01 This issue provides a brief UMD update including staff changes and details appropriate sales team member for products, systems and solution inquiries.

Cotton On

Try On Your Sound @ Cotton On: UMD developed and installed the first of its new Retail Edgeware Application Platforms and custom RFID terminals, into change rooms at Cotton On's Carindale Brisbane store. RFID tags attached to specific lines of clothing are read by the terminals as customers enter a change room, playing music selected by Cotton On which matches the mood of the clothing. See press here, here and here.

Press Release - Customers may now purchase small quantities or samples of RFID Tags from UMD's on-line shop http://shop.umd.com.au.
Geoffrey Ramadan, Managing Director and Chief Solutions Architect for UMD said: "The starting point in developing many RFID solutions is in the appropriate selection of RFID tags during the proof of concept stage. But, given the many factors that affect the performance of RFID tags, it is essential that RFID tags be tested in their intended environment."
"Industry ability to get small quantities of tags for such testing has been very limited. Our intention isto support users, and industry, in the supply of sample tags for such testing. We also expect our range to grow over time."

UMD Christmas e-Card also includes UMD/Cardgate donations and new year Closure details.

UMD continues to expand its range of Stocked RFID tags with the introduction of the Confidex Halo UHF RFID Asset Tag Its small size, and holes/slots on its side, makes it ideal for attaching to hoses and pipes

Looking for a way to add barcode scanning to iPad's (or iPhones)? We have just evaluated the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CX2849). Its surprisingly simple to interface to an iPad. Just scan one configuration barcode and ensure Bluetooth is enabled on the iPad

(1) UMD Divide Service & Maintenance Team into "Customer Service Center" and "Repair Center"
(2) Lindsay Probyn joins "Repair Center" as a Technician
(3) Madhavi Bhingrade (Technical Services Group Manager) role expanded to include "Customer Service Center" management and key Customer contact point.

Tyson Clugg roll expanded to include "Systems Engineering" for "Professional Services Team". Tyson has extensive experience in wireless. Tyson is a founding member and the current secretary of Melbourne Wireless

Epson have released the TM-T20, Low Volume, Low Cost POS thermal printer.
Epson TM-20 Brochure

UMD, in conjunction with Wi Protect, are pleased to announce the launch of Astute Asset Management System, a web-based, low-cost RFID

Honeywell releases new Xenon 1900 series of sixth-generation of area-imaging technology.

UMD Seasons Greetings e-Card
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E10-003
New Agency - Cradlepoint Technologies)
Innovative 3G/4G Routers
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E10-002
New RFID Agency - Convergence Systems Limited (CSL)
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E10-001
UMD Appointed Platinum Business Partner for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM) products
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E09-003
UMD develops "U" Series Cash Drawers with integrated USB interface
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E09-002
UMD Company Profile - Abridged Version
UMD Edge Newsletter - Issue E09-001
Introduction to UMD-Edge Newsletters
New Product Release - Intermec CN50 Mobile Computer
UMD has been appointed a Intermec Printer Service Partner(IPSP) for repairs of Desktop and Industrial Label Printers. UMD for many years has been able to provide quality out of warranty repairs on the entire range of label printers. With the new appointment, UMD is now Certified by Intermec to conduct repairs during the standard warranty period and on printers under the Intermec Medallion Program.

UMD have been appointed an Australian distributor for Tracient Technologies range of RFID Bluetooth readers.

Intermec releases the CK3 RF Warehousing Mobile Terminal..

UMD have added the Honywell AIDC range of barcoding products to its range.

New Agency - UMD has been appointed as an Australian Distributor of SkyeTek RFID OEM Modules.
SkyeTek specialise in the supply of low cost HF and UHF RFID modules for mobile and embedded applications.

New Retail Consumables Online - The UMD On-Line Shop is now available for ordering a select group of consumable items for our extensive range of printers and mobile devices and some consumer products.
Advantages of ordering on-line include: Available 24x7; Priority despatch; FREE delivery, Australia wide

New Quotation Tool - UMD Custom Label Quotation System provides real time quotation of customer labels.

New Product Release - Intermec SR30 Hand Held Barocde Scanner

New Service Release - http://labels.umd.com.au UMD's On-Line Custom Label Quotation System.

New Agency - UMD has taken on the distribution of Cherry Keyboards.

New Product Release - Senor APOS POS Touch POS System

New Product Release - Senor COMPOSER Industrial & POS Industrial Panel Mount Computer.

New Product Release - FerroxTag HF RFID Asset Tag and FerroxTag HF RFID Asset Tag with Barcode.

New Agency and Product Release - UMD have been appointed value added distributor for the Casio range of Mobile Computer Products. Initial product releases includes:
Casio DTX7 Hand Held PC

New Product Release - Intermec IT32A UHF RFID ID Card

New Product Release - Intermec PF8 Desktop Thermal Printer
Intermec PF8d Direct Thermal Printer
Intermec PF8d Thermal Transfer Printer

UMD offer RF Wireless Engineering Services (independent of hardware sales)

UMD Business Solutions Team supports Resellers and Customers in the design and deployment of edgeware solutions including RFID and Intelligent Sensor Networks.

New Product Release - Intermec CK31ex with "advance" Extended ranged barcode scanner.

UMD signs distribution agreement to market the SkyeTek range of low cost HF and UHF RFID modules for mobile and embedded applications for the Australian and New Zealand Market.

Intermec CN3 Mobile Computer released.

Senor Mini POS PC released.

Intermec CV30 Vehicle/Fixed Mount Computer Released.

UMD introduces new Custom Label Ordering From.

UMD introduces On-Line Shop (shop.umd.com.au)

APICS: RFID Short Couse on RFID and EPC Global Network.

UMD Will be exhibiting at upcoming RFID World 2006 Exhibition and Conference.

UMD Expands distribution of Epson products to include Epson Printer Mechanism

APICS: RFID Tailored 1 Day Workshop.

APICS: RFID Short Course Program for 2006.

15/05/2011 Issue 11-005 UMD News Letter