VTLS, in partnership with mk Sorting Systems, is in the final stages of implementing the Fastrac RFID system at Vaughan Public Libraries, in Ontario, Ca. The project began last August with a 3-phase process: Phase 1 included delivery/install of tagging and staff stations and training by VTLS staff. Phase 2 took place in November and included delivery and installation of gates and self check units and training by VTLS staff. Phase 3 will begin in early 2012 and will involve software and hardware installation and culminate in completion of the project.
Dr. Chachra, CEO of VTLS Inc. stated: "VTLS Inc. is pleased to further the existing relationship with Vaughan Public Library. The RFID system will work seamlessly with the Virtua ILS and provide greater convenience to the library users, time savings for the staff and additional security for the library. "
"Vaughan Public Libraries is very excited to be introducing another innovation that will help improve efficiencies, enhance customer service and maintain that our collections are secure. We are especially thrilled about the new self check out stations that will offer our customers increased options of renewing their outstanding materials and deciding whether they would like to receive a printed receipt. Our customers are always our first priority and they will appreciate the convenience this offers them," said Margie Singleton, Chief Executive Officer.
The Fastrac installation replaces the previous Checkpoint RFID system. Components of the installation include 3 self-checkout machines, staff stations, RFID gates, self-check table and tower, tagging stations, tagging wands and tags. Vaughan started re-tagging over 500,000 items last August and looks to complete the tagging process in early 2012. Vaughan Public Libraries has been a Virtua customer since 2004.
For more information on Vaughan Public Libraries visit: http://www.vaughanpl.info/index.php
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS, Inc. (www.vtls.com), a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is our premier ILS solution, Visualizer is our facet-based data discovery tool, Fastrac is our RFID technology, and we also provide cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries with Digital Imaging and VITAL, our Digital Asset Management solution. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies within the library industry