What is RFID technology?
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. Libraries with our RFID solutions have an RFID label enclosed in every book, which can then be read and written over a distance by our library solutions.
In essence an RFID label serves the same purpose as a barcode or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card or ATM card; It provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a barcode or magnetic strip needs to be scanned to get the information, the RFID label must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information. However, in contrast to barcodes and magnetic strips, RFID labels can be read over a distance and simultaneously. This brings enormous advantages to libraries.
- Great reduction in false alarms
Thanks to highly accurate RFID gates an incredible amount of books will be detected.
- Reduced queues
Checking books in and out becomes a breeze when you scan all books with just one touch.
- Enhanced logistical processes
Automated Sorting Solutions remotely recognize and automatically sort books into the right bins.
- Improved patron service levels
RFID makes self-service easy and user-friendly; enable visitors to check their own books in and out.
- Improved working conditions for librarians
RFID solutions relieve librarians of monotonous, repetitive tasks so they can help their visitors again.
Our RFID solutions for libraries
Thanks to RFID technology, libraries can now conduct remote, real-time book inventory. We help thousands of libraries across the world with 5 simple solutions:
- Item Identification
No book leaves the library unseen.
- Staff Solutions
Librarians will have more time for visitors.
- Intelligent Shelving
Invisible detection in shelves makes the easiest check-in in the world.
Our solutions are modular and scalable. It doesn’t matter where you start, with Nedap Library Solutions every library is prepared for the future. A small library might only need its items to be secured or it might need support with the repetitive tasks, such as lending and returning library items. A large library might need more support with re-shelving books, sorting items or implementing a more efficient logistical system. Our team is always ready to listen to your wishes, so feel free to contact us.