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June 29, 2020

mk Solutions mk Solutions expands portfolio with mk Sneeze Guard. Markus Flory, President, announces mk Solutions is helping libraries better manage patron interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding its portfolio to include touchless library automation solutions, like the mk Sneeze Guard, made from real tempered glass, not Plexi/Acrylic. [Full Announcement].

April 3, 2015

mk Solutions mk Solutions GmbH acquires TagVision ApS. TagVision and mk Solutions have had a close collaboration over the last two years. This partnership has evolved so positively that a merge would provide an added value to the library market and our customers. mk Solutions acquired all shares of TagVision. This will strengthen the companies' presence in Denmark and in the other Nordic countries. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2014

mk Solutions mk Sorting Systems changed name to mk Solutions. mk Sorting Systems Inc officially changed the name to mk Solutions Inc. Prior to 2008, mk Technology Group was already a leading manufacturer in library solutions for decades in Europe. That year, "mk Sorting Systems Inc." was established to meet the library solution needs worldwide. [Full Announcement].

August 18, 2011

mk Sorting Systems. mk Sorting Systems announces exclusive partnership to offer top quality EM security systems. mk Sorting Systems has exclusively partnered with Tagit Group in order to provide libraries in North and South America with the quality and security they desire in an Electromagnetic security system. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2010

mk Sorting Systems. Circulation Up by 2M as Hamilton Public Library increases automation. The Hamilton Public Library’s Central Library is the fifth location to install mk Sorting Systems products. An 11-bin sorting system with conveyors leading into the lower level of the library increases circulation and improves service by freeing staff from basic repetitive tasks. They now focus on more valuable services and provide more assistance to patrons with general inquiries. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2010

mk Sorting Systems. University of Toronto Expands: mk Sorting Systems Fuels Better Service and Enables Extended Hours. University of Toronto's Robarts Library is engaging mk Sorting Systems to help improve patron service and provide easy self-service. New equipment frees staff from continuously checking in library materials to better serve patrons, including University students and faculty, with more valuable services. Robarts Library is the first of thirty-two branches at the University of Toronto to make such implementations. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2010

mk Sorting Systems. Latest Self-Service Library Technology Enables 24-Hour Access. The San Mateo, Calif. based Peninsula Library System, which serves all the public and community college libraries in San Mateo County, is benefitting from mk Sorting Systems in providing one of the most technologically advanced service solutions to busy on-the-go library patrons, resulting in 24-hour access. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2010

mk Sorting Systems. Pikes Peak District Library implements advanced protection security gates with GateTracker Software. mk Sorting Systems is pleased to announce today that Pikes Peak District Library has selected its clear Plexiglas RFID security gates and mk GateTracker software for six of their library branches. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2010

mk Sorting Systems. mk Sorting Systems Announces LibDispenser – designed to help libraries provide cost effective 24/7 service to people in ways that are relevant to their unique circumstances.. Sorting Systems announced the launch of LibDispenser, one of the most technologically advanced solutions to make materials more widely available to patrons anytime and just about anywhere. This product was designed to help strengthen a library’s position as budgets are being carefully considered, at the same time that library services need to extend not diminish. Operating as a stand-alone branch, LibDispenserTM is a 24 hour, 365 days a year service solution that handles books, holds, CD's and DVD’s, borrowed or returned, at any branch location. LibDispenserTM has a simple and intuitive touch screen user-interface, uses the library’s existing online catalogue, and has a real-time circulation interface with the library’s ILS via SIP2 or NCIP. [Full Announcement].