Blacksburg, VA – VTLS Inc. experienced a period of growth and profitability in 2013 in multiple areas. VTLS added new customers, sold additional products to existing customers, made many product enhancements and hired seven new full-time employees at its headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. In addition, the new Open Skies library services platform is now available for delivery to beta testers. Open Skies is the new platform being offered by VTLS to integrate all library services including ILS, digital management systems, events and exhibits, open access software, e-books and licensed databases.
Overall, VTLS sold 17 systems to new name accounts and 37 products to current customers. These sales included eight Virtua ILS contracts and five VITAL DAMS contracts. Chamo Discovery was particularly popular in 2013, with six new customers and 30 current customers adding Chamo Discovery as their social OPAC with optional discovery capabilities.
During 2013, VTLS made 572 combined enhancements to Virtua, VITAL and Chamo Discovery through software development. VTLS improved integration of third-party software into products including e-book lending integration from 3M Cloud Library and OverDrive into Chamo Discovery and into the MozGo Mobile App.
VTLS also enhanced its social media presence by publishing an official VTLS Inc. Facebook page, facebook.com/VTLSInc, and increasing activity on its Twitter account, twitter.com/VTLSInc.
VTLS looks forward to a successful 2014, with plans to deliver Chamo Discovery to the remainder of current customers still using previous OPACs and to implement Open Skies with new and existing customers.
VTLS Inc., www.vtls.com, a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides creative software solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 2,100 libraries in over 40 countries. VTLS provides Virtua, the premier ILS solution; Chamo Discovery, a social OPAC and discovery tool; VITAL, a digital asset management solution; Vorpal Solutions, Drupal design and consulting services; MozGo, the mobile app; and Fastrac RFID solutions for libraries. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2008 quality certified companies in the library industry.