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Woldingham Caterham, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009/12/08 - Europe’s number one RFID supplier Bibliotheca, officially launched its new UK operation at the CILIP RFID in Libraries conference in November. This also provided the ideal opportunity for customers to meet the new UK Managing Director, Johannes Rogg.
Bibliotheca is Europe’s number one RFID supplier, specialising in RFID solutions for libraries since 2002. It is the second largest global provider of practical, scalable RFID solutions, providing services to 37 countries across the world and 400 installations worldwide. The direct UK operation began on 1 October 2009.
Matthias Joos, CEO of Bibliotheca, says, “Using RFID for security, self-service and shelf-reading are common themes across all our countries of operation but they are implemented very differently according to cultural preferences. Security preferences vary as well – some customers prefer the RFID gates to be very obtrusive whereas others request that they blend in with the surroundings as much as possible. We’ve designed our products to be flexible so that we can customise them to suit our different markets.”
New and innovative products on display at the conference included the Next Generation Software, BiblioCockpit, which allows libraries to monitor all RFID activity from one central workstation and to manage libraries’ RFID systems from one computer. Also on display were two new self-service kiosks: BiblioSelfCheck™ Venus and BiblioSelfCheck™ Orion.
The Bibliotheca range is also available through Axiell and the technology and business solutions specialist for UK public libraries and archives is providing onsite support to UK customers whilst Bibliotheca gears up its UK business.
Johannes Rogg commented, “With the establishment of Bibliotheca Ltd we’re demonstrating our commitment to the UK market and through our partnership with Axiell we can offer a wide network of highly qualified service engineers across the country along with a well-supported helpdesk for our customers.”
For more information or to arrange a meeting, contact Bibliotheca on uk[.]bibliotheca-rfid.com or call 01332 638137.
In 2002, Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems was a pioneer in providing the first RFID systems to libraries. Now, with global headquarters in Switzerland and operations in the Americas, Australia, Germany, Italy and Denmark, Bibliotheca is the second largest global provider of RFID solutions. The BiblioChip® RFID System complies with the latest ISO standards as a non-proprietary and customer-specific integrated solution. Bibliotheca won the Swiss Technology Award in 2005 and the Zug Innovation Prize in 2004.
Axiell UK provides library software solutions to one third of local authorities in the UK, while over 350 customers use Calm, the system of choice for Archives, Museums and Records Offices. The company is a leading business solutions supplier to libraries, archives, museums and records centres.
Axiell UK offers its customers both software and hardware and a full range of implementation, facilities management and integration services, and the company continues to be a pioneer in software development for libraries.
Axiell is a member of Axiell Library Group AB.
Axiell Library Group AB
Axiell Library Group is the world’s fifth largest company in the sector, supplying IT systems and services dedicated solely to libraries and archives as a target group and with its focus on library development.
Axiell develops technically advanced and innovative solutions for libraries and archives in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches in the Nordic countries and in the UK use Axiell’s library management systems and Axiell Arena, the tool for the virtual library. The system for archives and museums, CALM, is used by over 350 archives and museums in Europe.
Axiell Library Group is a group company with five subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as the UK.
For more information, contact:
TheAnswer Ltd, Public Relations
T: 01883 650434 or 07941 669925
Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG
Birgit Lindl, Public Relations
T: +49 89 6511 5388