Huntsville, Alabama—May 27, 2003—Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, today announced the newest software vendor to complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program – CMS DigiNet. CMS DigiNet e-Services, the leader in public access control and management software, has certified that Pc-Cop v.4.5 and DigiNet v.4.5 software will integrate seamlessly with the Sirsi patron database for authentication and account information. CMS DigiNet will receive information from the Sirsi database such as patron status and patron information. These records are used to authenticate a library user before the user may reserve a personal computer, log on to computer services, or benefit from printing or copying privileges.
"Sirsi SIP2-Certification provides CMS with tremendous sales opportunities in the library market. We have a large number of Sirsi-based clients who are requesting full integration of PC time management, PC printing and copying services, and validating through Sirsi library databases," said CMS president Michael Schultz.
The Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program, an original certification program for the standard interchange protocol, version 2 (SIP2), enables third-party vendors to ensure that their SIP2-compliant products integrate seamlessly with Sirsi systems. Once a third-party product is Sirsi SIP2-Certified, Sirsi users will know that they can take advantage of best-of-breed, SIP2-compliant products in their Sirsi environment. In addition to vendors that are taking part in Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program, Sirsi also has a range of Sirsi Technology Partners who also provide SIP2-compliant products that integrate with Sirsi systems. For a list of Sirsi Technology Partners, visit www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/techpartners2.html.
About Card Meter Systems
Card Meter Systems, Inc., (CMS) is a proven leader in the area of accountability, control, monitoring, and recharge solutions for the hardcopy, photocopy, microform, magnetic Card, Smart Card solutions for print control and PC monitoring. Having pioneered this industry in 1981, CMS has remained hardcopy management leaders throughout more than 22 years of service. Since CMS' inception in 1981, the organization has developed and manufactured management-services products for the corporate, public, and combined markets. Visit CMS at www.cmsdiginet.com.
Sirsi (www.sirsi.com) recognizes that today's librarians are on a mission to break down walls-barriers that limit the knowledge and resources accessible to library users. A partner with leading libraries around the globe since 1979, Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, thereby promoting learning, empowerment, and opportunity for diverse user communities. Sirsi's portfolio of products and services includes the iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions, the Unicorn Library Management System, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi Rooms, and a full slate of services.
* Information Systems Reports, January 2003, named Sirsi the leader in new-name sales of integrated library systems for 2002. Sirsi has held this distinction each year since 1999. Library Journal, April 1, 2003, also made this distinction.