ST. PAUL, Minn. – January 15, 2010 – 3M Library Systems will introduce several new products at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting including the 3M RFID Detection System Model 9900 and the X Range Single Coil RFID Tag a product manufactured by FCI Smartag offered by 3M to libraries. These products are the latest in 3M’s broad offerings of RFID solutions, which help libraries more efficiently circulate and secure materials while conveniently serving patrons.
The RFID Detection System Model 9900 is focused on providing libraries with both elegant and neutral design, while still providing state-of-the-art performance and reliability. Available in a one, two, three or four corridor system, the Model 9900 features adjustable audio and visual alarms, as well as an integrated and directional patron counter. Flexible mounting options allow libraries to use either a direct mount or a base plate according to their needs.
At a time when many people are turning to libraries for music, movies and games, the X Range Single Coil RFID Tag from FCI Smartag gives libraries a single solution for both productivity and disc security. Easily applied directly to an entire disc, the tag offers a cost-effective security option and works well with 3M SelfCheck Systems, Staff Workstations and RFID Detection Systems, allowing for efficient self-service.
"These introductions give libraries new, attractively-designed solutions that will allow them to more efficiently manage circulation activities and their entire collections," said Matt Tempelis, 3M Library Systems Business Manager. "As the economy has helped many people rediscover the usefulness of libraries, more and more libraries are adopting 3M RFID solutions because of our years of proven performance. Our products provide the most benefits to patrons, staff, circulation and operating expenditures, and will help libraries operate more efficiently today and for many years to come."
For more detailed product information and demonstrations, visit the 3M Library Systems booth (#1824) during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 15-19 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
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About 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems offers the latest in RFID, self-service, automated materials handling, security and PC management solutions that help create a more human library and a more fulfilling and enjoyable patron experience. 3M also collaborates with libraries to support their technological advancement and ensure their success through numerous industry sponsorships and programs. Visit www.3m.com/us/library.