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Library staff get more control over automation

Press Release: Library Automation Technologies [October 13, 2005]

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Abstract: Library Automation Technologies announces new capabilities for its FlashScan product line, which allow libraries complete remote control capabilities in controlling power to their patron self-checkout systems. Based on survey of leading ILS vendors, most ILS systems strongly recommend nightly backups, which in turn often create havoc with other peripheral devices, which are connected to them by terminating their connections and ports. To combat this problem, new features allow staff to remotely define when the FlashScan systems are to be shut down prior to ILS backup outages or other related events. Further, a simple touch of any button on the system keypad will automatically turn the systems back on.


Library Automation Technologies Inc., (LAT) announces new capabilities for its FlashScan product line, which allow libraries complete remote control capabilities in controlling power to their patron self-checkout systems. Based on survey of leading ILS vendors, most ILS systems strongly recommend nightly backups, which in turn often create havoc with other peripheral devices, which are connected to them by terminating their connections and ports. To combat this problem, new features allow staff to remotely define when the FlashScan systems are to be shut down prior to ILS backup outages or other related events. Further, a simple touch of any button on the system keypad will automatically turn the systems back on.

"Our goal is to provide solutions that eliminate mundane tasks performed by staff by use of innovative technologies and automation, " stated Oleg Boyarsky, CEO of Library Automation Technologies Inc. "Our ‘power-features' provide enterprise-level control to the library staff to maintain their equipment without physically traveling from station to station, branch to branch and turning them off."

By utilizing LAT-Central, remote control software that is provided with every FlashScan system, the staff can setup a time-schedule that controls when the remote systems are to be shutdown. Prior to the event, the systems receive a user-friendly message that they are about to shut down. The systems wait until the last transaction is complete to perform the operation.

On the flip side, once the systems are down, a simple click of any button on the keypad brings the system back to its operating state. "You can't get any simpler than that" says Joe Gilbrath, IT Director, Moorestown Library, NJ. These new features will be propagated to nearly all of the existing FlashScan customers, as well as available on all future FlashScan system releases.

About Library Automation Technologies, Inc.

Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT) is headquarters in Somerdale, New Jersey. LAT is a leader in providing "next generation, librarian and patron friendly" automation solutions for libraries of all types. Focusing only on library automation, LAT has delivered solutions to many libraries all across the Country, and has recently achieved a coveted "#1 Growing Firm in SJ by Philadelphia Business Journal, 2005". To learn more about FlashScan and Intelligent Media Manager (IMM) line of products, please visit us at: www.LatCorp.com

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Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 13, 2005
Publisher:Library Automation Technologies
Company: Library Automation Technologies
Record Number:11616
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