Jerusalem, Israel—March 22, 2012. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with Bibliotheca, the premier global developer of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for libraries. The agreement enables Ex Libris to provide seamless integration between Ex Libris solutions and Bibliotheca's circulation, security, and material-handling products.
Bibliotheca is the leading supplier of self-service, material flow management, and operational-efficiency technology solutions for libraries. The company offers scalable self-checkout, RFID, security, shelf-management and automated material-handling (AMH) solutions that are easily customized and can be readily integrated with Ex Libris systems. With this agreement, Ex Libris and Bibliotheca will collaborate on aligning their product road maps and providing the most advanced integrations for new versions of each company's solutions.
Shai Robkin, Bibliotheca's managing director with responsibility for the company's North and South American operations, commented: "We are pleased to enter into this collaboration with Ex Libris, which will enable the worldwide community of Ex Libris users to enjoy integrated access to our growing portfolio of RFID-based solutions. Our partnership with Ex Libris is a win for all parties—Bibliotheca, Ex Libris, and most important, our customers. Bibliotheca has worked with Ex Libris for a number of years now, but this agreement will align our technical developments and integrate them tightly to bring enhanced products to the library community."
"Ex Libris solutions are known for their open architecture and robust integration with the world's most advanced technologies," remarked Bar Veinstein, vice president of resource management solutions. "As a pioneer in library technology solutions, we are pleased to present our global customer community with another opportunity to take advantage of leading technologies from innovative companies in the field. Establishing a coordinated roadmap and support network with Bibliotheca enables us to provide new capabilities to the benefit of our customers."
Bibliotheca was formed in the spring of 2011 when three leading independent companies—Bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK), and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America)—merged to create a single, global entity. In January of 2012, the Group was extended further with the acquisition of Trion AG, one of Europe's leading AMH suppliers. The Group is financially backed by One Equity Partners, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The formation of this Group creates the world's largest company dedicated to the development, deployment, and support of RFID-based solutions, with particular focus on public, private, and academic library markets.
For more information, see http://www.bibliotheca.com/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.