PROVO, Utah. November 17, 2003 -- Dynix, the world's leading provider of automation technologies, solutions, and services for libraries, announced today an alliance with PSC Inc., a leading provider of circulation and inventory scanners for libraries around the world. The partnership is designed to offer the North American library community access to a larger selection of state-of-the-art mobile data collection solutions.
Under terms of the alliance, PSC will ship Falconâ PT40 mobile data collection terminals pre-loaded with Horizon Information Management System integration files and provide ongoing technical support for Dynix customers. The solution with also work the Dynix ILS system. Dynix will market and sell PSC's Falcon PT40 terminals to the North American library community.
“Our new relationship with Dynix provides a great opportunity to work with another market leader to extend access to the Falcon PT40 to a broader customer base,” said Joe Guy, Senior Vice President of Products for PSC Inc. “By working with Dynix, we hope to enhance libraries' opportunity to take advantage of the cost-savings benefits that mobile technology offers.”
“The partnership we've created with PSC will offer Dynix customers and other libraries a larger selection of premiere technology solutions for collecting and sharing data,” said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. “In the coming months, we will be working with PSC to aggressively offer North American customers an attractive incentive to upgrade their scanning systems and implement cost-effective scanning systems.”
Demonstrations of the new scanning solution will be available at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in San Diego from January 9-12, 2004.
About Falcon PT40
The Falcon PT40 is a very compact portable data terminal, sized to fit in a shirt pocket or on a belt clip. Complete with integrated bar code laser and multiple memory options, the PT40 is powerful enough to handle most any batch data collection task. Though initially designed for retail and light industrial applications, the Falcon PT40 has quickly found use in the library community, where low cost and portability are also desired.
Using a built-in laser, the PT40 can scan bar codes at distances from 2 inches/5 cm up to 34 inches/87 cm. The unit offers memory options from 256K up to 2MB for large look-up files or extensive data storage. It also supports the ability to instantly switch between up to 4 applications, providing added flexibility.
About PSC Inc.
PSC provides integrated data-collection solutions for next-generation retail supply chains. Its range of products includes mobile and wireless data-capture terminals and fixed-position and handheld scanners. PSCâ products are used to improve efficiency, speed, and agility in the retail and warehouse and distribution sectors. Headquartered in Eugene, OR, PSC has sales and service offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. PSC and Falcon are registered trademarks of PSC Inc. All other brand and product names may be trademarks of their respective companies. To learn more about PSC, visit www.pscnet.com or call 1-800-695-5700.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.