Teknopalas, one of Zebra's independent software development partners, developed the world’s first UHF RFID library-management system (Medaris® RFID) using Zebra’s global technological infrastructure. The system offers a fast, secure and consistent service for the tracking and placement of books, and the automatic checking in and out of library transactions, using Zebra’s RZ400™ printers.
The system ensures rapid location of books through local search of the regular inventory, with secure ‘loan and return’ transactions recorded to avoid misplacement of individual books. The system also enables rapid reporting on the frequency with which books are used, photocopied, loaned and returned.
The solution enabled the Konya Provincial Public Library to migrate to an upgraded system in just 3 weeks, and as a ‘plug and play’ package the Medaris® RFID library automation system was operational after only one week. During the three week period that followed, all the library’s books had been labelled by its staff, following rapid and comprehensive training in the new system. The typical migration period of around six to eight weeks for similar systems had been reduced to just one month.