RFID

Ergonomic, modern, and user friendly

 RFID systems move beyond security to become tracking systems that combine security with more efficient tracking of materials throughout the library.

Our suite of products provide enhanced services for library patrons and provide workflow efficiencies for library staff.

A comprehensive line of modern RFID products.

Our suite of products provide enhanced services for library patrons and provide workflow efficiencies for library staff.

All Rfid hardware is manufactured by Nedap  and powered by P.V.Supa software.

Beside the standard features required from the modern libraries, our cloud bases software has some unique features which enables libraries to take full benefit of the Rfid and their existing ILS systems.   Phoenix self check out comes with a standalone and tabletop version.

 

Phoenix

Modern RFID Self-Check Unit for Libraries
The Phoenix RFID self-check unit, the newest  offering in our self service suite of products, is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s libraries. Attention has been paid to appearance; the design is light, slim, and spacious.  A glass table is used to create a sense of lightness and to make the device discreet in the library space, while still being a fully functional table top for patrons to use for their material.

The Phoenix Self Check has a guaranteed finish, utilizing high quality finishes and global suppliers. All hardware –computers, RFID readers, receipt printer– is integrated into the furniture. The design places emphasis on usability and ergonomics for patrons as well as maintainability and ease of service for the library staff. The Phoenix comes in both kiosk and a table top models. All RAL colors are available.

The Phoenix Self Check uses 3rd generation Supa software, a state-of-the-art, cloud-based software, built on the latest technologies. It allows for a very long lifespan for the device, with versatility and new features being continuously developed. Supa software has a simple and intuitive user interface that guides patrons through the check out process as well as navigating additional features. The software supports other functions such as account information, renewals, and fines and fees payment. The beauty of the Supa software is that it allows for flexible development of custom made features; new features are being continuously developed.

The software supports multiple languages, of which four can be active at any one time. All texts on screen and on receipts, can be modified by the library with easy-to-use tools made for that purpose.

PG45 and PG50 RFID  Nedap  security gates

Efficient solution for theft prevention.

RFID gates entranceThe PG45 RFID security gates offered by P.V. Supa are  made by our global partner Nedap and especially designed to blend into different library environments, while maintaining the open character of the space. Their sleek and transparent design are on many architect’s wish list.

An alarm will sound when someone tries to carry an item that contains anti-theft activated RFID-label through the gates. Items that have already been checked out, and where the alarm has been deactivated, won’t cause an alarm on the gates. Because of the RFID-technology, other types of materials won’t cause false alarms.

The alarm notifies by sound and by red light, which is built into each antenna. Alarm sound type and loudness are adjustable. For example, the alarm sound is on for only a moment but the light will remain on for a longer time.

Security gates

The security gate system consists of at least one entrance (two RFID- antennas, one RFID-reader). By using a multiplexer it is possible to reach even 1.30 m (PG45) or 1,60 m (PG50) wide entrance. RFID- security gate systems can have 1, 2, 3 or 4 entrances; making it easy for libraries to protect wide entrances as well.

The Eco readers can’t be installed with a multiplexer and the recommended maximum coverage for the PG50 is 48″. For the PG45 recommended maximum is 41”.

It is possible to have an integrated patron counter with wireless patron statistics program in RFID gate systems. P.V. Supa GateController software can be connected to RFID-gate systems. The software allows displaying information about the cause of the alarm on staff computers, such as item names. RFID gates can also be connected to video surveillance and other external systems.

Faster than barcode processes

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Reduction in staff time spent on circ procedures

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Detection accuracy at security gates

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Patron satisfaction

GoodStuff Staff Station

Goodstaff Staff Station

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Replacing barcode scanners.
The P.V. Supa GoodStuff staff station consists of an RFID-reader and related control and conversion software. With GoodStuff the handling of RFID-tagged material and transmitting item identification information to and from a library management system is easy and straight forward. With the included conversion software, it is easy to write item identification information to RFID tag memory.

There are two different RFID reader models to choose from, based on the preferences of the library. Both models are easy to connect to existing staff computers. The table top model has stylish design and enables reading multiple items at the same time (stack reading). The other reader model is placed under a staff station table, out of sight, and doesn’t take up any space on the table surface. The antenna of the reader is shielded and only reads items from directly on top of the reader area effectively preventing false readings from other items placed on the desk. The shielding also prevents interference by any metal structures nearby.

With the GoodStuff software the RFID readers communicate seamlessly with an existing library management system. There is no need to do any adjustments to the library system; GoodStuff can transmit the correct information from the RFID tags to the system. The alarm will be activated or deactivated when items are checked in or out.

LibConvert 2 software converts and writes item identification information to RFID tags. It allows fast mass converting of existing barcoded items as well as handling new single items.

LibAssist Hand Held RFID Scanner

Wireless inventory and item search.
The P.V. Supa LibAssist is one of the most powerful RFID handheld readers available for libraries. It combines excellent reading performance with a compact, convenient size while still managing to be one of the lightest devices of its kind. The device is extremely ergonomic, allowing extensive periods of comfortable use with one hand. The adjustable and flexible antenna further increases ergonomic use by allowing items at different height to be scanned with ease.
The device has a bright touch-screen and an intuitive user interface. This guarantees effortless use in a library. Excellent battery capacity allows the device to be easily used through an entire work day without charging. The software is easily updated, ensuring a long-life cycle for the device.

LibAssist system includes software for staff computers. It allows wireless transfer of item lists between the computer and handheld units. If a WLAN connection is not available, item lists can also be transferred via USB.

The LibAssist handheld software has three main functions. In inventory mode for example, it is possible to scan books on one shelf and create a transfer list of those items. Then there is a search mode where a list of items can be exported from the library system to the handheld unit, or manually input from the handheld keyboard. When you are scanning the shelves with the device it notifies you when it finds an item from that list. The last function is weeding mode, it works in reverse to search mode. An item list is uploaded to the handheld that, for example, should be on one shelf. When you are scanning the shelf, it notifies you if it finds an item which is not on the list. In this way, it is possible to remove the items which are in the wrong places.

RFID identification

The industrys’ most elegant line or Security gates, readers and antennas, gates and inventory devices.

RFID Labels

RFID Labels

RFID labels for all the library items
P.V. Supa offers RFID labels for all different kinds of items that libraries have, such as books and CD/DVDs.
In addition to normal RFID-labels there are also so called Booster-tags availble for CDs and DVDs. These are bigger and have better performance. The materials used in these RFID- tags are very high quality and with rigorous quality assurance in manufacturing, a very long life and proper operation in library environment is assured.

An RFID label consists of an aluminium antenna and a very small microchip attached to the antenna. For protection of the antenna and microchip there is a paper or plastic (PP) face material. On the back side of the label there is an adhesive layer that holds the label on an item. This adhesive is stable and there is no risk of its leakage over the edges of the tag, even for a very long period of time. Naturally all materials used meet modern environmental requirements.

Labels meet the requirements of ISO 15693 and ISO 18000-3 standards and work in the 13.56 MHz frequency that is commonly used in library environment. RFID labels are also fully compliant with most common library data models. Labels are available with colour printing, and it is also possible to print barcodes on the surface, with running ID numbers.
Tags can be preprogrammed with correct type of item identifiers. There are lots of different sizes and forms of tags for different applications available. For example we can offer printed library cards that also contains an RFID tag.

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