RFID Intelligent Shelve Return
Shelves that include RFID antennas are specially designed for checking in materials and are intended to be placed near to the library’s entrance. Every time a patron returns an item to the shelf, it sends the information directly to the library’s ILS and registers the material as returned.
Returning materials is as simple as just placing the item on the shelf. Anywhere. That’s it. No more queues, no more waiting in line.
For all materials that are returned in the Intelligent shelf, security is automatically switched on. Patrons can browse the shelves and remove items for check out. If a patron attempts to remove returned materials from the library without first checking them out, the alarm at the security gates will be activated.
Movable Intelligent Trolleys with wheels are connected to an info terminal. A simple click mechanism enables you to detach full trolleys and attach an empty one in a split second.
Libraries that move their full trolleys to a ‘just returned’ section, see that over 25 % of all books returned are checked-out on the same day. The materials are instantly available to customer and this dramatically increases circulation and decreases the workload for library personnel.
There are two different sizes of trolleys; the 3-shelve model holds about 120 items and then 4-shelve model about 160 items.