THOROFARE, NJ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2000--Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP), the leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to libraries, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to install its Intelligent Library System(tm) (ILS) at the Santa Clara City Library in California. As the leading company in RFID library sales, Checkpoint has RFID systems installed in 17 sites and has tagged over one million books to date.
The Santa Clara City Library, situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, joins Farmington Community Libraries in Michigan, Rockefeller University Library in New York, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and others, who have reported dramatic results in reducing materials handling time by as much as 75%.
Checkpoint's ILS, built upon leading-edge RFID technology, is based on the Company's vast experience in library loss prevention and RF technology. The ILS provides libraries with patron self-check-out and check-in, inventory control, circulation management, and loss-prevention, all integrated into a single system. The ILS can eliminate the labor of manual material checkout and return processes, while controlling losses through electronic article surveillance.
"We're currently building an 80-thousand-square-foot library and wanted to be sure that the library system we selected takes full advantage of the most sophisticated technology available, that's why we opted to work with Checkpoint," said Karen Rollins Duffy, City Librarian, Santa Clara. "By automating our check-in/check-out process, Checkpoint's ILS will free up our staff to interact with patrons and provide a hands-on level of service that would otherwise not be possible."
Checkpoint's ILS is a single technology pioneered by the leader in wireless tracking systems for libraries of the future. It functions via a unique circulation circuit(tm) embedded inside the collections. This circuit operates its own local area network (LAN) and functions as a security alert, triggering an alarm when books are removed from the library without permission.
"Helping the Santa Clara City Library make its transition to a library of the future is an honor for us," said Emmett Erwin, Director of the Library Division at Checkpoint Systems. "We've spent the last 30 years developing library technology; the culmination is the Intelligent Library System(tm) which is in direct response to the automation and theft protection needs of libraries around the world."
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a $750 million multinational company, is a pioneer in the development of RFID technology for libraries and other industries, and is the world's leading provider of digital radio frequency electronic article surveillance (RF EAS) systems. The company also markets laser and thermal printers and CCTV systems designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide value-added solutions for customers across many markets and industries. Checkpoint Systems, Inc.'s web site is located at www.checkpointsystems.com.
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