iButton® Specialist and Manufacturer of Dallas Keys

About Us

We are a company specialising in iButton® products founded and run by Ian McAteer with an emphasis on providing End Equipment solutions where iButton® is or could be an integral part.

The Founder

Ian has been working with Dallas Semiconductor (now Maxim Integrated Products) since 1994 having left Texas Instrument after 15 years of services. Having a strong Engineering and Marketing background, Ian founded IMAC Electronic Solutions in 2007 and has taken the business from a startup to what is considered the largest supplier of iButton®'s and its associated products in the UK.

IMAC Electronics

  • iButton® Specialist
  • Only Authentic iButton®'s supplied
  • Dallas/Maxim iButton® Solution accredited
  • Dallas Key's Manufactured and stocked in the UK
  • Largest Dallas Key supplier in the UK

IMAC Electronic Solutions is an iButton® Authorised Solutions Developer for Dallas Semiconductor having experience working with the technology and servicing customers. We only supply Original Dallas manufactured iButton®'s and our customers can rest assured of their Authenticity and Database controlled Unique ID.

Authentic Products

The reference is particularly important in the context of a number of companies/resellers trading in iButton®'s and supplying Chinese copies where the ID and Quality is not under the Control of Dallas Semiconductor. The prime functionality of the iButton is its Unique ID and naturally for product manufactured by companies other than Dallas, breaks the Security aspect of a controlled Database.

All Dallas Semiconductor iButton®'s have a part number prefix of "DS" with an example being DS1990A-F5. A number of questionable suppliers market their product as (say) DS1990A-F5 but reference an equivalent having a prefix of "TM" and supply a part being (say) TM1990A-F5. Likewise if any supplier markets the product without any prefix (should be a "DS" prefix), and this is common, please be on your guard as this is the first sign you will not be receiving a part guaranteed to have a unique ID and of authenticated security and quality.

Please note any iButton® prefix of "TM" is a COPY and is not under the control or quality scrutiny of Dallas Semiconductor. Particular attention should be given to the assembly of the iButton and Plastic FOB referenced as "The Dallas Key" as they are being supplied using the copy iButton® with the same negative connotations. If the so called iButton® in the Dallas Key has a prefix of "TM", or no prefix, before the "19" it's not a genuine Dallas Semiconductor part.

Our Products

We specialise in the manufacture and supply of Dallas Keys both Magnetic and Non-Magnetic addressing the markets of EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale), Vehicle Driver Identification and Temperature Sensing.

We have a number of bespoke designed products aligned to the iButton® 1Wire® Technology which along with our experience differentiates us in the market place.

Our Business objective is to present a technically competent understanding of our products and focused markets linked with the highest level of Customer Service.

The Website

Our Web Site layout has been designed to take you, our customer, to your product of interest with the minimum amount of clicks and time. If you participate in one of the three focused End Equipments (EPOS, Vehicle ID or Temperature Sensing), just highlight the market Icon in the home page and it will take you to our complete product offering within that Sector. If your interest is general in nature just hit the iButton and Accessories Icon and select from the Product category offering.

Online Payment

Payment can be made by PayPal or credit card

We are happy to assist if you have any questions relating to our offering of iButton® products and feel free to make contact.