White Bear Lake, MN, August 2, 2006 – Daviess County Public Library (KY) will implement Tech Logic's RFID technology in its planned new library building.
The library will use RFID for Tech Logic's patented Combo Station self-checkout stations, each of which will include the built-in Personal Payment System (PPS). The self-checkout stations have dual monitors and reside at the circulation desk. If a patron experiences a block, staff members can help without leaving the circulation desk by using one of the dual monitors. The station's PPS is flush-mounted within the self-checkout countertop. It includes a grab-and-hold patron card reader, a credit/debit card swipe, a dollar bill acceptor, a coin acceptor with change return, and a large capacity receipt printer.
The Combo Station self-checkout and PPS at the new library will be powered by CircIT, Tech Logic's new self-checkout system that offers a customizable interface and powerful features for staff.
Implementing self-checkout at Daviess County Public Library will help ease the effects of the circulation increase expected when the new library is completed, Susan McFadden, Technical Services Manager, noted. "We know from other libraries that a new building precipitates a steady increase in circulation figures," she said. "We needed a method to absorb this increase. Plus, now we are using a method that requires a double swipe for each item to check it out and turn off the security. The new check-out/check-in method frees up staff time for other library services and results in less repetitive stress for the staff."
The library chose Tech Logic after narrowing the search to three vendors. "Tech Logic stood out all the way down the line," she said. "Through calls and personal visits to other public libraries using Tech Logic, we received glowing reports of the dual monitor system, ease of use, and a sleek retrofitted look for our circulation desk. We think the public will appreciate the confidentiality of a self-serve checkout and will be amazed at how easy it is!"
"Demonstrations and recommendations proved to us that Tech Logic could deliver what we wanted," Ms. McFadden concluded. "To top it off, we have been extremely happy with the sales staff. They have been willing to work with us on our schedule. They are positive and upbeat about their product with no negative comments about the competition. We see Tech Logic as a company that will adapt to what we want, not ask us to adapt to them."
Daviess County Public Library uses Dynix/Horizon as its automation system. The library joins over 60 customers encompassing more than 200 libraries that use Tech Logic's technology solutions.
The new Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro will offer additional shelving for library collections, wireless "hot spots," more public access computers, and other new services and spacing features.
About Tech Logic Corporation
Tech Logic designs, manufactures, and installs state-of-the-art book drops, automated conveyor delivery systems, and inter-library distribution systems, as well as RFID and barcode checkin and self checkout systems. The company's material handling systems have revolutionized the way materials move throughout a library and its branches.