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Earthquake Brings RFID Project Forward

Earthquake Brings RFID Project Forward

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec 13. /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

FE Technologies has been awarded a contract to implement their RFID technology within the prestigious University of Canterbury Library.

The radio frequency identification (RFID) technology revolutionises the process of checking out and returning library items.

FE Technologies' newest contract will ensure radio frequency tags are attached to 1.3 million items across the library's network using mobile retrospective converters.

The operation has regimented time constraints; the most critical aspect remains the tagging of 800,000 items in time for the 2011 academic semester, less than three months away.

Library IT Manager Anne Scott said the application of the RFID tags in a short time frame was critical to the success of the project.

"The majority of the library's books were dismantled during the devastation of the Christchurch earthquake," Ms Scott said.

"The University have decided to tag the collection whilst re-shelving the books to maximise the efficient handling of these items."

FE Technologies will also guarantee the functioning of all self loan stations and security gates before February 15 2011.

CEO Robert Reed said that FE Technologies was ready to take on the challenging new venture.

"FE Technologies have the critical mass in the library arena to complete this project in such a short space of time," he said.

"The contract is an exciting opportunity to grow our overseas clientele."

To ensure the successful completion of this project, all items will be tagged using the FDIS28560 part 2, with specific elements such as Set Information, Type of Use and Marc Media format.

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