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RFID and Envisonware Rob Caluori Asst. IT Manager Westchester Library System
What is RFID??  
RFID=Radio Frequency Identification <ul><ul><li>Uses radio waves to ID an object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two components...
RFID Tags <ul><ul><li>Two parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Circuit &quot;Chip&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul...
  <ul><li>  </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/enlively/2309719182/
Common uses of RFID Tags <ul><li>  </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/99553525@N00/98519389/
  <ul><li>  </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettybl/219538264/
  <ul><li>  </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Gertrudis.jpg
How does RFID work in a library??? <ul><ul><li>Replaces or enhances use of barcodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeds up c...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30679523@N07/2873496568/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/angermann/252402770/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/60275172/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/292266878/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/idontkaren/423632871/
Ok.  So what does it cost??? <ul><li>Book tags: ~$0.35 </li></ul><ul><li>Full coverage CD tags: ~$0.95 </li></ul><ul><li>1...
What problems can I expect... <ul><li>Common issues... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDs and DVDs...
RFID <ul><li>Any Questions??? </li></ul>
Envisionware  
Envisionware PC Res and LPTone <ul><ul><li>Manages PC reservations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shuts down PCs automatically...
How does it work??? <ul><ul><li>Connects to Sirsi via SIP 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  SIP = Standard Interchange Pr...
Any Questions??  
Thank you!  
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RFID And Envisonware

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

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