Norcross, Ga.Ė November 9, 2010: The Fullerton (California) Public Library (FPL) has selected ITG (Integrated Technology Group) as its supplier for a full RFID implementation, bringing advanced materials flow and management technology with security to its main branch. All of the equipment and technology upgrades are part of a major library expansion and renovation that began June, 2010 and will continue until June, 2011. The FPL renovation is a result of Redevelopment Bond Funds that are part of the City of Fullerton's Public Works projects that have been planned for several years. Maureen Gebelein, Library Director, states, "We are looking forward to working with ITG as we implement this new technology to better serve our patrons."
"We are expecting delivery of ITG's FlexCheckTM Staff Stations equipment next week for the initial tagging of our collection and are very excited to get the process started," says Andrea Taylor, Division Manager of Technical Services. FPL will also be using the ITG total Mobile Staff Station which includes both a standard RFID pad antenna used with tag programming and an ergonomically designed wand used for inventory, search and shelf order. The library will be installing XpressCheckTM patron self-service stations, security gates with ITG's ExitWatchTM loss prevention and item tracking software, and a FullSortTM 9-Bin Automated Materials Handling System. In addition, all of the RFID technology will assist FPL in managing their extensive AV materials collection of over 20,000 titles.
The fact that FPL is on SirsiDynix Horizon ILS platform also influenced the library's decision to go with ITG. As a SirsiDynix Self Service Strategic Partner, ITG works directly with the company to ensure absolute compatibility, timely upgrades and cutting edge functionality. This special relationship results in a host of technological and support benefits for SirsiDynix users.
FPL serves more than 132,000 people with two branches in the community. Last year FPL's annual circulation surpassed one million items. "Our experience with ITG's California representative, Ron Birchard has been great so far. His help in building an RFID package that best suits our library has been invaluable in this process," says Taylor.
The Integrated Technology Group (www.integratedtek.com) develops, markets, and supports library automation technologies that empower librarians to make operations more efficient and better serve their patrons. ITG's products include patron self-checkout, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, library materials security, and public computer reservation and print management solutions. ITG, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.