RFID Technology

Provides convincing answers to the following questions:

- Which items do we have?
- How many items we have in stock?
- Where are they?

Enables us to:

- Rapid & Accurate inventory taking
- Eliminate fraud & leakage
- Locate items wherever they are
- Ensure security, accountability & validation all across our operations

The RFID Library

Your new Library

RFID in numbers

Reduction in out-of-stocks 60% - 80%
Optimal inventory accuracy 98% - 99.9%
Reduction in cycle inaccuracy 75% - 92%
Reduced inventory carrying costs 30% - 59%
Reduced receiving time 91%

Advantages of RFID Library Systems

Express check in / check out

RFID speeds up the borrowing and return procedures. Hence, library employees are free for more productive and interesting duties. This is done mainly because:
- RFID tags don’t need to be positioned in a line of sight with the scanner and can be read at a faster rate than barcodes
- RFID readers scan multiple items simultaneously – No more book handling required: just pass the reader across shelved books to perform an instant inventory. Thus, you can realize a 50% increase in operational efficiency

High reliability

RFID library systems claim an almost 100 percent detection rate using RFID tags, thus, eliminating any margin for error

High-speed inventorying

A unique advantage of RFID systems is their ability to scan books on the shelves without tipping them out or removing them. A hand-held inventory reader can be moved rapidly across a shelf of books to read all of the unique identification information. Using wireless technology, it is possible not only to update the inventory, but also to identify items, which are out of proper order

Automated materials handling

This includes conveyor and sorting systems that can move library materials and sort them by category into separate bins or onto separate carts. This significantly reduces the amount of staff time required to ready materials for re-shelving

Long RFID tag lifespan

RFID tags last longer than barcodes because the technology does not require line-of-sight. Most RFID vendors claim a minimum of 100,000 transactions before a tag may need to be replaced

Simplified self-check- in / check- out

Members can now be serviced through an automated system for receiving/returning operations that does not require human interaction. Consequently, staff may be employed on other tasks, saving time and workload