EOS.Web RFID provides for rapid checkin and checkout of books, serials, files and other items, automating material transfers to provide up-to-the instant accuracy when you need to locate and retrieve those materials.
EOS.Web RFID can be implemented at several levels, tracking within the library or throughout the entire facility to provide continuous, automatic tracking as materials move from desk-to-desk and office-to-office using RFID technology. Automatic tracking means no action is required from library or information center staff, eliminating staff compliance issues. Materials virtually tell the database where they are as they enter & exit an office or cubicle.
Benefits of implementing RFID technology include:
- Elimination of time-consuming item searching
- Streamlined checkin and checkout
- Library item audits are quickly performed
- Elimination of duplicate files
- Frees staff time for high-value work
- Improves productivity and reduces costs
- Passively tracks items as staff walk around
- Helps find critical materials quickly
- Elimination of ‘does anyone know where...’ broadcast emails
Additionally, by utilizing the latest 915 MHz RFID technology, EOS.Web RFID enables you to purchase less expensive RFID hardware and provides for savings up to 50% on RFID Tags.
EOS.Web RFID provides many features including:
- Self-Serve CheckOut – At a self-serve checkout station patrons present their security badge for identification then walk past an RFID pad to complete the checkout.
- Automated CheckIn – Materials are automatically checked-in as they are carried back in the front door of the library.
- Automated Inventory – Physical Inventories can be conducted in one-fifth of the time using a portable hand-held RFID tracker.
- Automated Audits – Audits of staff offices can be conducted in one-fifth of the time using a portable hand-held RFID tracker.
- QuickFind – The portable hand-held RFID tracker can read tags from 2 to 4 feet away to help locate needed materials quickly.
- Automatic Tracking – RFID tracking pads can be placed in the ceiling or on the wall in offices, hallways, conference rooms, and exits to record the movement of materials after checkout.
- Report creation – Allows for creation of reports that tell where the item has been, beyond the patron’s defined RFID location. A discrepancy report in EOS.Web alerts library staff to materials that have left the area associated with the checkout patron, helping prevent loss.
Organizations implementing the EOS.Web RFID module can leverage their investment to track additional types of items, including file folders, film & video, evidence, equipment, assets, and other physical objects. The solution integrates with existing systems, including 3rd party Records Management systems, as well as internally developed systems.
Features and functionality noted above require a separate licensing agreement from EOS International partner, FileTrail.