Ronkonkoma, New York, April 9, 2007-- Sentry Technology Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SKVY) announced today the sale of 12 QuickCheck library patron self service kiosks to the University of Alberta valued at $172,000.
QuickCheck operates in a similar fashion to a bank ATM. Patrons gain access to the library's circulation software via a user card and touch screen video monitor. A barcode or RFID chip on the book is read, the security feature deactivated and a receipt is printed identifying the titles of the books borrowed and the return date. Once the process is complete, the patron exits the library through the security system without any intervention from library staff. The entire process is fast, user friendly and frees library staff from the circulation desk to perform higher level tasks. The system includes statistical usage reporting as well as remote diagnostics and hardware management software.
The systems at the University of Alberta are configured with a new feature that will identify if more than one item is being checked out by a patron. This innovation will prevent a thief from using QuickCheck to borrow an item that has been recorded by the circulation software while hiding other items underneath the one that is properly registered.
"QuickCheck continues to be recognized as a market leading product by libraries across North America," said Peter L. Murdoch, President and CEO of Sentry Technology Corporation. "We have sold more than 200 units and have orders to build 50 additional systems for all types of libraries that will benefit from greater efficiency and lower labor costs resulting from the use of QuickCheck."
Sentry Technology Corporation designs, manufactures, sells and installs a complete line of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) solutions, Electro-Magnetic (EM) and RFID based Library Management systems as well as Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Magnetic (EM) EAS systems. The CCTV product line features SentryVision‚, SmartTrack, a proprietary, patented traveling Surveillance System. The Company's products are used by libraries to secure inventory and improve operating efficiency, by retailers to deter shoplifting and internal theft and by industrial and institutional customers to protect assets and people. For further information, please visit our website at www.sentrytechnology.com.