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bibliotheca extends product range for 2013

bibliotheca today announces the launch of three brand new products that focus on extending the capabilities of libraries around the globe.

Provide 24/7 remote access to reservations: smartlocker™ is an exclusive reservation system which is designed to offer library users an easy and secure way of collecting reserved/held items from either within a library environment or from other non-library locations within a community, such as post offices and community centers. With the smartlocker™ reservation system libraries can extend the reach of their services further into the community and provide customers with 24/7 access to their library loans.

Eliminate queues: smartstock™ 300, offers the latest in handheld technology and enables libraries to reduce queues during busy times, providing a faster and more efficient service to customers. Using the mobile, wireless device library staff can now check items in & out, as well as set security from anywhere within their library. Moreover, based on Apple’s iOS technology, the device offers familiarity and ease-of-use, together with a catalogue of existing applications available through the App Store™.

Protect valuable items: smartlabel™ 500 is a High-Frequency (HF) RFID tag that has been exclusively developed by bibliotheca to protect and deter the theft of high value assets that exist within any library environment. The first of its kind, the RFID tag has been engineered to work alongside items containing metal - without compromising security or interfering with the item’s performance – allowing libraries to utilize their existing RFID security infrastructure.

Andy Chadbourne, Group Marketing Director, comments: “2013 is a year of innovation for bibliotheca; working closely with libraries around the globe, we are thrilled to have developed and be launching three brand new products that not only complement our existing product range but will also extend the services that libraries can offer their customers. This is the first in a cycle of regular product launches for 2013 to the library market, which we hope will both meet and exceed the demands of our customers.”

The new collection is available as of today and has been developed to either extend a libraries existing investment in RFID technology or to provide further Return on Investment for those considering the technology for the future.

About bibliotheca
bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. Their products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they choose to use it - be that at home, on the move or within the library itself.

With over 30,000 libraries as part of their family, they have installed and continue to support more than 10,000 self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 Automated Materials Handling (sorter) systems. In addition, the cloudLibrary™ digital platform powers eBook and eAudiobook lending at a further 3,000 libraries.

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