Smart Card Library Cards and RFID Labels for Books
Library in France Goes Hi-Tech
05/03 - ASK S.A. announced that the company has started shipping 1.7 million C.label(R) contactless smart labels to the 17 public libraries of Marseille, including the brand new library of Alcazar, France. Working with its partners Cybernetix and Tyco/Sensormatic France for the Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) anti-theft system, ASK deployed an innovative end-to-end RFID Automated Library Management System, today's most advanced library solution worldwide.
The library uses the system and the C.label RFID technology for managing, tracking and securing their entire inventory of over 1.5 million items. All assets such as books,
CDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes and DVDs will have a C.label, a self-adhering paper-based sticker with a contactless chip and the EAS (Electronic Article
Surveillance) device inside. It also ensures the secure management and loyalty application of the 150,000 library subscribers with contactless cards.
The ASK C.label system is extremely fast and can complete transactions for 100 assets within one second, setting a new standard for high-speed contactless RFID technology. This C.label also has an anti-fraud function to
prevent theft. An anti-theft detection gate at the exit with a one-meter read range will detect items that have not been checked out and an alarm will be activated.