Huntsville, Alabama — October 27, 2003 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of library technology around the world*, announced today the newest software vendor to complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program. Central Technology, Inc. has certified that the library self-checkout unit, i-circTM, version 2.0, will seamlessly integrate with the Sirsi patron database for both authentication and account information. The records will be used to authenticate a library patron before using the self-checkout kiosk to check out library materials.
"To be certified by Sirsi Corporation is like having a 'Gold Seal of Approval' on our product. This will really give us a great advantage in the library marketplace," said Ken Czapla, president and CEO of Central Technology.
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 http://www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/techpartners2.html.
About Central Technology, Inc.
Incorporated since 1999, Central Technology, Inc. has been in business serving and providing libraries with solutions. Our company's combined library experience in the technical field exceeds 23 years, which has proven to be invaluable in creating a product that answers the needs of all libraries. For more information about Central Technology, Inc., visit www.cen-tec.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 RoomsTM Context Management Solutions, and a full slate of services.