Carlsbad, CA - April 6, 1993 - Data Trek announced the release of Audio/Visual Handler (A/V Handler) version 4.0, a fully menu-driven system that ties together six major media center functions in a single software package. Version 4.0 contains 24 major enhancements including comprehensive booking and tracking of an unlimited number of media items and equipment.
A/V Handler provides booking control, media cataloging, rented media control, vendor control, inventory control, and facilities (room) control. In addition, A/V Handler produces many reports, from vendor utilization to user activity. Data Trek's media management software is powerful and comprehensive, yet easy to learn and use.
With version 4.0 users can manage an unlimited number of equipment and media items for a single booking. An enhanced bookings worksheet displays all scheduled items and the total associated cost on one easy-to-read screen, providing immediate verification. A/V Handler alerts the user to booking conflicts and automatically defaults to the next available media/equipment item. This feature eliminates all booking conflicts.
Circulation of all media items is automated with full barcode compatibility which saves staff and patron time. A/V Handler's checkin and checkout can be independent of bookings, allowing the user to circulate items without booking them first. Another benefit is the ability to check in items individually from a single booking. Each piece of equipment and media item is treated separately, allowing the user to modify booking records until all pieces are . returned. Media specialists will appreciate A/V Handler's reporting capabilities, including activity and usage reports for patrons, facilities, equipment and media items.
Nancy Mott, Resource Center Coordinator for the Diocese of Scranton, explained her situation. "I spent two years trying many different media management products. When I found A/V Handler I was thrilled. It fits perfectly into our Resource Center."
A/V Handler may be used in a "standalone" mode or in a network configuration. It also integrates with Data Trek's Manager Series Circulation and Acquisitions modules to provide a complete media management solution. A free sample diskette demonstrating A/V Handler's functions is available for IBM and IBM-compatible computers. A/V Handler is priced at $2450.
For more information on A/V Handler please contact a Data Trek Account Representative at 800-876-5484.