Syracuse, NY, June 3, 2008 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of automation technology, announced today that its partnership with EnvisionWare has been extended to include the EnvisionWare Renaissance RFID and Automated Materials Handling Systems. "We are excited to provide our customers with another solution for RFID and sorting," said chief operating officer Anita Wagner. "Many of our customers already subscribe to EnvisionWare's other self-service products. This agreement will allow our customers to enjoy the full benefits of EnvisionWare's suite of solutions."
The agreement includes EnvisionWare's solutions for automated materials handling, which range from single book drops to complete, modular sorting systems. In addition, EnvisionWare's Renaissance RFID inventory solution provides two new methods for item searching, including a handheld Bluetooth device and a LibraryPDA that has a built-in barcode scanner and RFID reader. The Renaissance RFID solution also includes a "Branch Manager" that monitors all EnvisionWare applications and Polaris systems. If a problem with a network link to the SIP service occurs, the systems staff will receive an instant high priority alert.
Mike Monk, EnvisionWare Vice President and Co-Founder, offered, "Our relationship with Polaris is a model of a genuine partnership. The Polaris staff have embraced EnvisionWare technology at every level, and we found their sales staff to be as knowledgeable and committed as our own. We share common beliefs and principles about customers, partnerships, service, and innovation. Expanding the depth of our relationship and delivering our solutions to Polaris customers together, is a major milestone event in EnvisionWare's history."
About Polaris Library Systems
From its beginning thirty years ago, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System. In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit http://www.polarislibrary.com/.
EnvisionWare is the world's leading provider of library self-service technologies. Over 6,000 libraries around the world use PC Reservation and other EnvisionWare self-service products to manage public computing and deliver self-service circulation, print management, and financial control. From its offices and service centers across North America, the company delivers the best customer service 24x7.