HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – March 17, 2009 – Bibliotheca Inc., open RFID solutions partner of choice to 350+ libraries worldwide, today announced non-proprietary "on-the-fly" RFID conversion software that allows libraries equipped with barcodes the flexibility to convert to RFID at the self-check station or book return as patrons complete routine check-out/check-in of library materials. The RFID conversion software helps unburden libraries from the amount of time, labor and cost needed to convert entire collections from barcodes to RFID. Bibliotheca’s flexible, patent-pending BiblioChip conversion software will work with Bibliotheca’s line of self-check stations and book returns, as well as products from other vendors.
Blank RFID labels are simply applied to media and placed on the shelves. When the patron checks out items at the self-check station, the barcode is read and, at the same time (and unnoticed by the user), the RFID chip is initialized with the barcode item ID data. Or, in the same manner, media can be automatically converted to RFID at the book return when patrons return materials to the library. In addition to parallel processing of barcodes and RFID labels, Bibliotheca’s BiblioChip conversion software makes possible the following:
- Smooth implementation of new data formats as they evolve
- Simultaneous reading of multiple formats
- Reading/writing of different vendor formats
- Reading/writing of older, non-standard chips
For libraries needing to upgrade to RFID while still using barcodes and EM security strips, Bibliotheca’s SelfCheck Hybrid models are capable of deactivating EM security strips as well as performing on-the-fly RFID conversion.
About Bibliotheca Inc.
With global headquarters in Switzerland and operations in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Bibliotheca Inc. has delivered state-of-the-art RFID solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of more than 350 libraries worldwide. We use our deep understanding of libraries to maximize productivity and security, while providing the return on investment you’re looking for. Based on renowned, leading-edge BiblioChip technology, Bibliotheca’s practical solutions make it easy and cost-effective for libraries of any size to transition to RFID at a pace that’s right for them. And everything we offer is backed by a global customer service organization committed to the success of our customers. Call 1-800-892-5971 or visit www.bibiotheca-rfid.com to find your perfect fit.