THOROFARE, NJ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2000--Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), the leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to libraries, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to install its Intelligent Library System(tm) (ILS) at the Windsor Public Library in Canada. The Windsor Public Library will join the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Rockefeller University Library in New York, Santa Clara City Library in California, and Farmington Community Libraries in Michigan, among others, who have reported dramatic results in reducing materials handling time by as much as 75%.
The Windsor Public Library, the first library in Canada to install the ILS, will install ILS in three branches in 2000. Pending the successful completion of these installations, the Windsor Public Library plans on installing the ILS in three additional branches in 2001.
Checkpoint's ILS, built upon leading-edge RFID technology, is based on the Company's vast experience in library loss prevention and RF technology. The ILS provides libraries with patron self-check-out and check-in, inventory control, circulation management, and loss-prevention, all integrated into a single system. The ILS can eliminate the labor of manual material checkout and return processes, while controlling losses through electronic article surveillance.
"The Windsor Public Library is building the library of the future and Checkpoint's technology is enabling us to do this," said Steve Salmons, CEO at Windsor Public Library. "The automation provided by Checkpoint's Intelligent Library System(tm) will allow us to improve inventory control and save significant labor costs."
Checkpoint's ILS is a single technology pioneered by a provider specializing in wireless tracking systems for libraries of the future. It functions via a unique circulation circuit(tm) embedded inside the collections. This circuit operates its own local area network (LAN) and functions as a security alert, triggering an alarm when books are removed from the library without permission.
"Checkpoint is pleased to have the opportunity to install the first Intelligent Library System(tm) in Canada," said Emmett Erwin, Director of the Library Division at Checkpoint Systems. "The Windsor Public Library will benefit from Checkpoint's expertise which has included the installation of RFID systems in 17 sites and the tagging of over one million books to date."
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a $750 million multinational company, is a pioneer in the development of RFID technology for libraries and other industries, and is the world's leading provider of digital radio frequency electronic article surveillance (RF EAS) systems. The company also markets laser and thermal printers and CCTV systems designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide value-added solutions for customers across many markets and industries. Checkpoint Systems, Inc.'s web site is located at www.checkpointsystems.com.