Blacksburg, VA - VTRAX, a division of VTLS Inc., is pleased to announce today that the Delray Beach Public Library has selected FASTRAC, a second-generation asset management system based upon radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for enhancing their circulation services and security.
The FASTRAC system will enable the Delray Beach Public Library to provide enhanced circulation services to patrons, while streamlining workflow and processing tasks for staff. These services include such tasks as multiple-item processing for checkout, check-in, as well as patron self-check out. At the same time, FASTRAC provides for rapid, uninterrupted security for all library materials. Collection management is faster and more accurate and library staff spends less time with repetitive, clerical tasks.
Delray Beach Public Library will be implementing FASTRAC within their new main library scheduled to open in October 2005. The library will begin tagging their existing 100,000 volumes while in their present location and are planning for an additional 100,000 volumes from their book vendor as part of their ODC. The new TagSYS C320 ISO 18000-3 standard tags will be used across the complete collection.
The library plans to take full advantage of every aspect of the FASTRAC RFID system. In addition to implementing the technology within the normal workflow areas such as staff circulation and collection management, the library has placed a special emphasis on patron self-service. Delray Beach will be installing two new FASTRAC Desktop self-checkouts, one floor model unit, and an FKI Logistex Exterior Self Check-in Library Mate (ATM Style) that connects to the FKI Logistex mini sorter with 3 bins.
"The Delray Beach Public Library is excited to be working with one of the leading technology companies in the U.S. as we implement RFID technology in our new state of the art library. With additional personnel always hard to get in the current no new taxes public sector environment, RFID will greatly help us in meeting the increased demand for service that the new building is expected to engender," said John J. Callahan III, Library Director, Delray Beach Public Library, FL.
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. (www.vtls.com) is a leading global company that creates and provides visionary technology in library solutions. We have three distinct divisions that serve a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 35 countries. Our VIRTUA division remains focused on ILS solutions. Our VTRAX division focuses on RFID technologies through a partnership with Tagsys and FKI Logistex. Our Digital Asset Creation & Management division provides cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries. VTLS is also one of the few ISO 9001 quality certified companies within the library industry.