St. Louis-December 22, 2003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of library technology around the world*, announced today the newest software vendor to complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program. Library Automation Technologies, Inc. has certified that its library self-checkout unit, FlashScan(tm), will seamlessly integrate with the Sirsi patron database for both authentication and account information. The records will be used to authenticate a library patron before using the self-checkout unit to borrow library materials. "FlashScan(tm) is the first compact, all-in-one self-checkout system for library patrons combining high-performance computing technology, state-of-the-art peripherals, and ease-of-use and the first system designed to work with any security system, " said Glenn Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FlashScan(tm) self-checkout. " Like Sirsi's technology, FlashScan(tm) was developed with the end-user experience in mind," said Johnson. "FlashScan(tm) is also the first self-checkout system authorized by Sirsi to resell its Sirsi SIP2 interface for clients purchasing the FlashScan self-checkout system."
"We believe that the seamless integration provided by our Sirsi SIP2 certification will give Sirsi and FlashScan(tm) clients peace of mind as well as encourage new clients to move to our unique compact system," said Johnson. "FlashScan(tm) can be set up anywhere, without the need for construction or running new, costly network cables. With our wireless units, libraries can quickly relocate the unit to better meet patron's needs, even throughout the day."
The Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program, an original certification program for the standard interchange protocol, version 2 (SIP2), enables third-party vendors to ensure that their SIP2-compliant products integrate seamlessly with Sirsi systems. Once a third-party product is Sirsi SIP2-Certified, Sirsi users will know that they can take advantage of best-of-breed, SIP2-compliant products in their Sirsi environment. In addition to vendors that are taking part in Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program, Sirsi also has a range of Sirsi Technology Partners who also provide SIP2-compliant products that integrate with Sirsi systems. For a list of Sirsi Technology Partners, visit www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/techpartners2.html.
About Library Automation Technologies, Inc.
Library Automation Technologies, Inc. is focused exclusively on creating and building library patron self-checkout systems. For more than ten years, the management and technology team has been involved in the software design, engineering development, and service of library patron self-checkout for major industry vendors.
In 1999, the founders, dissatisfied with the level of innovation and customer support in the industry, and incorporating feedback from librarians, administrators and patrons created the revolutionary FlashScan(tm) system. The company is passionately devoted to developing and improving products and services that increase efficiency and self-reliance, and enhance the library experience for librarians, and the patrons they serve. Library Automation Technologies is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is about twenty minutes east of Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.flashscan.net.
Sirsi (www.sirsi.com) recognizes that today's librarians are on a mission to break down walls - barriers that limit the knowledge and resources accessible to library users. A partner with leading libraries around the globe since 1979, Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, thereby promoting learning, empowerment, and opportunity for diverse user communities. Sirsi's portfolio of products and services includes the iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions, the Unicorn Library Management System, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi Rooms Context Management Solutions, and a full slate of services.