Follett RFID Training

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Follett 2500 RFID Training
RFID Overview
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has existed for over 40 years
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RFID tags are similar to barcodes, except that books with RFID tags inside can
be read without being visible to the scanner. RFID tags can be read one at a
time or several at once. This makes checking books in or out faster (including
self-checkout stations) and performing inventory much faster. RFID tags can
also act as security tags. Lastly, for very large library collections, RFID tags
make book return sorting automation possible.
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How it works:
Each book or DVD is labeled with an RFID tag encoded with a unique ID
number (just like a barcode tag). RFID readers send out a signal that
energizes the tag which in turn bounces back the unique ID code. Once
received by the library system, the code can be processed in the same
manner as a barcode.
One added benefit is that RFID tags are also used as security tags
being turned on or off during the check-in or check-out process.
What We Sell
ENCODER
READER w/ ANTENNA PAD
GATES
BLADE SCANNER
Follett RFID User Conference Exhibit - “Self Checkout Station”
Follett RFID Reader 1000
SR10
Follett RFID Reader 1000
Follett RFID Encoder 1000
Follett RFID Security Gates
Follett RFID Blade Scanner
RFID Highlights
The Follett 2500 RFID system is the first standard RFID reader with keyboard output
that makes the integration of RFID with your existing Destiny Library system as
simple as barcode technology. The system provides for easier book circulation
(including self-checkout), faster inventory, and simpler security.
Book circulation is made easy as 1-2-3 as anyone can
1) start the process and scan their ID
2) select Check-In/Out and pass their books over the RFID pad, and then
3) select Done. It’s that easy and makes Self-Check-Out a breeze.
Inventory is multiple times faster as our new innovative Blade Scanner eliminates the
need to remove books from their shelves or book carts and dramatically improves
scanner read accuracy.
Lastly, RFID tags have security built right in, eliminating the need to additional, and
costly, EM (electromagnetic) strips.
What We Sell (continued)
RFID Security Gates
• Bolt down to floor,
Power up with
standard 110v
electrical power. An
alarm will sound
whenever an RFID
tag with security set
to “On” is passed
through the RFID
electromagnetic field
around the gates.
What We Sell (continued)
Honeywell 5100/1300g
Special Configuration Required for Encoding
•RS-232 Interface (Serial Cable NOT USB)
• 9600 (baud rate barcode)
•8 Data, 1 Stop, Parity Odd
(Data bit, stop bit, and parity bit)
RS-232
SERIAL
•Clear All Suffixes
(Clears the CR/LF)
Honeywell was able to create us a special
barcode that sets all of these values with one
barcode.
Encoder Rear View
Reader Rear View
No Power Adapter Required / Runs off USB power.
Reader Front View
Blade Scanner
-Flexible Antenna.
-Long Battery Life.
-Bluetooth Class 2.
-Seemless integration with the Bluetooth Smart Reader
Blade Scanner Specifics
• Follett 2500 Inventory RFID Scanner - Cordless
• Innovative “Blade Scanner” Design is specifically designed
for performing library inventories.
• Unique Blade antenna is inserted between shelved books
“On-The-Shelf” or “On-the-Cart” to maximize RFID tag
detection and greater accuracy.
• All redundant duplicate RFID tags read are eliminated
• Cordless Bluetooth transmits data for up to 10 meters (33
feet) to the Follett 2500 RFID Reader (required).
• Lithium Ion Battery allows for full 6 to 8 hour operation
• Data is them uploaded into Destiny Library Manager via the
batch mode function.
Blade Scanner Instructions
• Instructions:
– 1) Blade antenna is inserted between shelved books
– 2) Select…
• Button I - Performs a read of the RFID data from the books that are on
the shelf and sends the information to the local computer through
Follett 2500 RFID Tag Reader. This mode requires that the Follett 2500
RFID Tag Reader is connected to a local PC/Mac.
• Button II - Performs read of the RFID data from the books that are on
the shelf BUT buffers the data inside the Follett 2500 RFID Tag Reader
for later transmission to the local computer. This mode does require a
Follett 2500 RFID Reader but does not require that the Follett 2500
RFID Tag Reader be connected to a local computer.
In such case the Follett 2500 RFID Tag Reader must be powered
through a power supply.
Blade Scanner Instructions
• Button III – Performs a “dump function” of the buffered RFID data
held in the Follett 2500 RFID Reader connected to the local PC/Mac.
When this button is pressed, the unit looks for saved data from prior
buffered inventory scans. If any saved data is found, it is read and
routed into the computer, the data is then removed from the saved
buffer. This button should only be pressed when Follett 2500 RFID Tag
Reader
is
powered
through
a
local
computer.
• Button IV – The Follett 2500 Blade Scanner loads in Automatic
backlight mode. This means that the Blade Scanner display backlight
turns itself off automatically if there are no new RFID scans. As soon
as there is a new RFID tag scanned, the light comes on. Note:
Pressing Button IV will toggle the back light status from Automatic to
Always On to facilitate longer battery operation.
CALL DRIVER – (BLADE SCANNER PAIRING)
• The blade scanner has its own Bluetooth MAC
address that is NOT setup out of the box.
• Connect the reader (grey box) to the LAN port,
open notepad, and press buttons 1 & 3
simultaneously. This will output the IP
address.
• Using a browser, type in the IP. Username will
always be (admin/admin)
Getting Bluetooth MAC from Blade
• Press and hold Button 1 and Power, then let
go of power and continue to hold button 1
READER DEVICE SETTINGS
Self Checkout
The reader unit is configured to be used
for DLM circulation command codes.
We would need to manipulate the
command codes in the firmware to
support DTM/DAM circulation command
codes.
Technical processes for making these
adjustments will be available in Tungsten.
RFID Overview
Public libraries have changed.
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Many public libraries now ‘merchandise’ themselves much like retail
bookstores with multiple copies of the latest best sellers, focusing on ”giving
the patron what they want” with DVDs, eBooks, and community
presentations, while still offering a host of research databases and reference
support. It has become almost commonplace for public libraries to have
self-checkouts, automated book returns, security gates, and more.
Bottom-line, Libraries are providing
more services with less resources
and much of this improvement has
been driven by RFID technology.
RFID Tags
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Sold in rolls of 2000
27 cents per tag
$540 for a roll
We may offer a encoding service in the future,
but currently we are selling blank tags only.
• Tags can be encoded an unlimited amount of
times.
Get Ready To Encode
Place RFID Tags on every book in your
Collection by using the RFID Encoder with the
Serial Barcode scanner device. Simply scan the
book’s barcode, wait for the RFID tag to be
encoded, then place the RFID tag randomly
inside the back or front cover of the book. The
EAS security will automatically be set to “ON”.
Tag Placement
RFID Circulation
• Plug in RFID Reader into circulation desk computer
(no software needs to be installed).
• Check Out books by pressing “Start” then “Check-Out” Scan
the Patron card barcode, pass books one at a time over the
RFID antenna pad. Select “Done’ when the transaction is
complete.
• Check In books at anytime simply by pressings “Start” and
then “Check-In”. Books are then passed one at a time over
the RFID antenna pad.
• Note: The EAS security setting will be turned Off or On as
appropriate.
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