ToP Tunniste has got experience for several years in RFId solutions in library enviroment. Finlands first RFId library implementation was in Kauhajoki back in year 2004. ToP Tunniste was the supplier of RFId equipments and tags to Kauhajoki municipal library.
Sirusto solutions are based on ToP Sirusto system, which was initally developed for Kauhajoki. Current Sirusto solutions are compatible with all library systems.
At the moment there are many library solutions supplied by ToP Tunniste. Solutions and tags by ToP Tunniste are widely used in many finnish libraries, that use RFId to boost their customer service.
In libraries RFId technology improves the service processes by enabling automated identification of individual items including books, CDs, DVDs and Video tapes. RFId allows e.g. registering of entire pile of books at once instead of handling each book separately. One benefit is to speed up of customer service. Automated RFId identification also makes self-check systems easier to use for public.
With RFId the anti-theft function can be switched off or on simultaneously when material is borrowed or returned. This increases the anti-theft gates' (alarm gates) reliability.
RFId improves self-service possibilities in the library, moderates rush peaks and reduces the staff's work load. Human resources can be then re-allocated for example to customer services. Also inventory and material management is significantly easier, once item location information saved on the microchip of a RFId label. The Sirusto RFId solution speeds up customer service, helps to manage the collection and gives better anti-theft function performance. In addition to books and other library items, RFId is also used with library cards to identify the customers.
- RFId turnkey solutions
- RFId labels (books, CD/DVD, videos), on request with customised printing and pre-programming
- Library cards
- Installation of tags
- RFId devices for library personnel (manual check-in / check-out, inventory)
- RFId devices for self-check systems
- Software interface to library systems
- Anti-theft gates (alarm gates)
- Maintenance service
Information on cases where Sirusto solution has been used are available in references.