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November 4, 2016
Euclid Public Library Launches First meeScan Self-Checkout Service in Ohio
EUCLID, OH – For more than 80 years, the Euclid Public Library has provided the residents of Euclid and Northeast, Ohio with all their needs for information, education, and advanced technology. This fall, EPL unveiled its newest service to patrons, the meeScan self-checkout service.
meeScan is an awesome new self-checkout concept that utilizes mobile app technology and the library's WiFi. Unlike conventional static self-check kiosks, with meeScan, patrons check-out books and other items anywhere in the library using their smartphones. It is self-checkout in your pocket! Available on iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms, the meeScan app is free for patrons to download. It is super user friendly, and very simple to activate. Patrons can check out items in the privacy of their own devices, on their own time, anywhere in the library, and avoid waiting in line.
“We are very excited to launch this innovative technology to our patrons,” stated Euclid Public Library Director, Kacie Armstrong. “We value our patrons’ time and feedback, and want to make sure we’re aligned with their needs. We saw an opportunity to provide an additional barrier-free service to our patrons, and believe the meeScan self-checkout app will enrich their experience. ”
meeScan comes with smart desensitization stations that support library security to keep the library's resources and collection protected. On their way out of the library, patrons simply present their items to the meeScan stations; there is no need to scan a patron card again. Only items that have been checked-out with the meeScan app are desensitized. An email receipt is sent at the end of the transaction.
Peter Trenciansky, Director of Bintec Library Services Inc. commented, “Our service provides a modern and fresh way to check out items while eliminating traditional challenges associated with self-service kiosks. Our goal is to open the doors to new forms of technologies in libraries that will encourage patron participation and increase circulation. Checking out books is still the number one preferred activity in libraries. We want to encourage existing and new generations to be active library users and participate in supporting libraries of the future. We are thrilled to welcome the Euclid Public Library to our growing list of meeScan libraries!”
Super cool technology, supporting green initiatives, through a system that requires very little hardware, and is based on mobile technology, and email receipts. In addition to all the benefits the technology offers to patrons, the system translates into an affordable self-service for libraries that requires virtually zero maintenance. The system includes 24/7 monitoring and a reporting portal that tracks the number of mobile device transactions conducted per location per time as well as other valuable statistical information for the library.
Find out more at meescan.com and for more information about the Euclid Public Library and a listing of upcoming events and programs, please visit www.euclidlibrary.org.
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Duluth, Georgia–May 12, 2016
Equinox and Bintec conduct successful integration testing between meeScan and Evergreen
Equinox is pleased to announce successful integration testing between the meeScan self checkout system provided by Bintec Library Services and the Evergreen open source ILS. Additional information regarding how to configure Evergreen to work with meeScan will be made available to the Evergreen community.
Galen Charlton, Added Services Manager at Equinox, said, “One of the strengths of Evergreen is its ability to integrate with other library software. By performing interoperability testing with firms such as Bintec, Equinox helps to identify and resolve technical roadblocks before they become an issue for libraries.”
Peter Trenciansky, Director for Bintec Library Services commented “We are very excited to offer meeScan to Evergreen libraries around the world. Our service provides a modern and fresh way to check out items while eliminating traditional challenges associated with self-service kiosks. The collaboration between Equinox and Bintec is another milestone towards our goal of contributing to the development of a new generation of welcoming and engaging libraries.”
Bintec Library Services Inc. is a technology company dedicated to the development of solutions that provide added value to libraries and enrich the user experience. The knowledgeable team behind Bintec delivers software and hardware solutions encompassing electromagnetic (EM) security, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies, ILS systems integration, large cloud-based architecture and mobile app development. The company is based in Toronto, Canada and services customers across North America and other parts of the world. To find out more visit binteclibraryservices.com
meeScan is a cloud based self checkout system that lets patrons use their smartphones to check out books anywhere in their library. The system uses the built-in camera of the patron’s smartphone or tablet to scan the item barcode. With support for both EM and RFID, it is a full featured alternative to conventional self-check kiosks at a fraction of the cost. meeScan is extremely user friendly, it is simple to setup and requires virtually zero maintenance by the library. Find out more at meescan.com
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you. We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you. For more information on Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1400 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
May 12th, 2016 by Sara
February 23, 2016
Connect meeScan to your Infor’s V-smart system
Infor’s V-smart has been certified for use by the new and exciting patron self-service mobile app, meeScan.
Libraries can subscribe to the meeScan cloud service so their library patrons can download the meeScan app. The app allows the library’s patrons to self-checkout items on their own mobile devices by simply scanning the books with their phone or tablet. The checkout process connects to the libraries SIP2 server to perform transactions in real time according to the library’s policies. Deactivation of RFID or security tags is handled at the library exit via a deactivation device which knows which items should or shouldn’t be deactivated.
For more information on meeScan visit meescan.com
For information on how to connect meeScan to your V-smart library system please contact your Infor sales representative.
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