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RFID And Envisonware

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  • 1. RFID and Envisonware Rob Caluori Asst. IT Manager Westchester Library System
  • 2. What is RFID??  
  • 3. RFID=Radio Frequency Identification
      • Uses radio waves to ID an object
      • Two components
        • Tags
        • Reader / Writers
      • Two kinds
        • Active RFID
          • Power source
          • Long Range 
        • Passive RFID
          • Short Range
          • Receives power over air
  • 4. RFID Tags
      • Two parts
        • Integrated Circuit "Chip"
          • Stores and processes data
          • Converts data to and from Radio Frequency
        • Antenna
      • Already integrated into everyday life!
  • 5.  
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enlively/2309719182/
  • 6. Common uses of RFID Tags
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/99553525@N00/98519389/
  • 7.  
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettybl/219538264/
  • 8.  
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Gertrudis.jpg
  • 9. How does RFID work in a library???
      • Replaces or enhances use of barcodes
      • Speeds up check-out and check-in...  Self-check too...
      • Security
      • Sorting technology
      • Drop bins that automatically check-in material
      • Inventory is faster and easier
  • 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/30679523@N07/2873496568/
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/angermann/252402770/
  • 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/60275172/
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/292266878/
  • 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/idontkaren/423632871/
  • 15. Ok.  So what does it cost???
    • Book tags: ~$0.35
    • Full coverage CD tags: ~$0.95
    • 100,000 books = ~$35,000
    • 30,000 CD's + DVDs = ~$28,500
    • Hardware = ~$50,000 +
    • Total Investment > $100,000
    • Ease of use...  Priceless
  • 16. What problems can I expect...
    • Common issues...
      • Metal
      • CDs and DVDs
      • Distance
    • Vendor Interoperability
      • Data format standards vs. Tag standards
  • 17. RFID
    • Any Questions???
  • 18. Envisionware  
  • 19. Envisionware PC Res and LPTone
      • Manages PC reservations
      • Shuts down PCs automatically
      • Calculates printing costs
      • Can collect printing fee with CBA
  • 20. How does it work???
      • Connects to Sirsi via SIP 2
        •   SIP = Standard Interchange Protocol
          • First developed by 3M
          • Standard for communication
          •   Predecessor to NCIP
      • Guest Passes
      • Reservation Receipts
      • Access Rules
  • 21. Any Questions??  
  • 22. Thank you!