eAgile Announces “Library of the Future” Technology is Available Today
September 20, 2012, Grand Rapids, MI – eAgile Inc., a leader in Automatic Identification products, recently announced the availability of a turnkey solution for Library Management, eAgile’s BookSmart ID™. The system is a breakthrough in technology that streamlines library circulation functions freeing up library staff to provide the highest levels of customer service to their patrons.
Key members of eAgile’s management team, Gary Burns and Peter Phaneuf, have been innovators in RFID for over ten years. They recognized that RFID has enormous potential for enhancing the patron experience at libraries while increasing the visibility and availability of library materials and staff. Gary Burns stated, “Our technology allows libraries to combine the immediate access to information we have come to expect on-line, with the advantages of a real life library based experience”.
BookSmart ID™ seamlessly integrates with open source library ILS software to provide the latest in RFID technology adding the benefits of self service check-out and check-in of materials, enhanced security and the fastest and most efficient means available to track, manage and locate library assets. eAgile’s turnkey system can be implemented quickly with minimal impact to daily operations.
To ease the migration process, eAgile is able to extract the library’s catalog data and provide high quality printing and tag conversion capabilities coupled with proprietary encoding and quality control processes. The end result is a durable and highly accurate tag that is fully encoded and backed-up with both printed and barcode information. “We do the heavy lifting for the library by providing fully serialized labels, allowing them to simply apply them to their materials” explained eAgile President Peter Phaneuf, “and our products are fully customizable so the applications are endless.”
RFID technology is typically used in supply chain and logistics applications to provide real-time data on the location and movement of items and pallets. eAgile has leveraged their expertise from these traditional applications into BookSmart ID™ providing library systems with the same reliable real-time tracking for their books, CD/DVDs and reference materials. The system brings together open source software platforms and high performance RFID technology to leverage the performance enhancements and reduced investment available from each.
About eAgile Inc.
eAgile drives market standards in RFID solutions by providing high quality, cost effective products that are finely tuned to customer needs. From tag conversion and data management software to building a complete RFID infrastructure, eAgile has unmatched expertise and capabilities. e eAgile has a 40,000 square foot, vertically integrated manufacturing facility with a test and demonstration center. The company offers a full line of UHF, HF, LF, and NFC products along with RFID software and hardware solutions. eAgile’s commitment to innovation and quality drives every aspect of the business and has helped establish the company as a technological leader. Find out more at www.eAgile.com.