Library Security & RFID Products
CSX is an official Bibliotheca Partner and sole service provider for all 3M Library system products in South Africa. As an exclusive distribution partner, our technicians are trained and certified to provide technical service on the entire range of Biblioteca Products.
The bibliotheca selfCheck systems offer the essential self-service experience to libraries. Powered by the intuitive quickConnect™ self-service software, the selfCheck systems were designed to deliver an engaging user experience that also promote the library collection, services and events. It conveniently allows users to check-out, check-in and renewal of library items.
SelfCheck systems are available in a variety of configurations:
- Hybrid (EM & RFID)
- Pedestal mounted or desktop
Returning + Sorting
Flex AMH transportationSystems™ provide a new complex solution for return, transportation & sorting of library materials. These systems are able to connect sorting locations with the final destination for staff access. The flex AMH solution can be used in libraries that use RFID, EM or barcode technologies. There is no need to convert a collection to a specific format in order to start taking advantages of efficient return + sorting processes at a library.
All of the flex AMH bin options integrate seamlessly with the flex AMH return and sorting system. Each bin can easily pull away from the docking station, allowing staff to smoothly glide them around the workroom. The spring-loaded base also provides a sponge-like reflex, gently protecting items from being damaged as they are sorted into the proper location.
Security + Detection
Bibliotheca security systems come with a modern and stylish panel design and effectively deter theft of valuable library materials. Bibliotheca systems are available in RFID, EM (electromagnetic) and Hybrid (EM & RFID).
With a modern and attractive clear panel design, the bibliotheca RFID gate™ not only offers superior detection but perfectly integrates with any library environment. The RFID gate reduces accidental or deliberate removal of library items by detecting RFID tags in any orientation. Upon detection, a configurable alert provides an immediate audible and/or visual warning.
RFID gate premium
Offering the most accommodating aisle entrance for libraries, the RFID gate premium is perfect for wheelchairs, wide strollers, and large groups of students. With a modern and stylish clear panel design, the bibliotheca RFID gate™ premium effectively deters theft of valuable library materials while elegantly enhancing the library aesthetic.
IOS kiosk licence
The cloudLibrary™ iOS kiosk license encourages libraries to connect to the community beyond their physical library branches. Paired with digital patron registration, this unique cloudLibrary™ feature allows libraries to attract new users and keep current library users engaged. You choose your own iPad kiosk provider.
The cloudLibrary™ discoveryTerminal delivers your digital collection to users through accessible and inviting in-library kiosks. Recommended reads and similar titles are presented in a clear and unobtrusive way, allowing eBooks and eAudiobooks to be immediately added to the user’s digital shelf.
open+ is a complete solution that works with your existing library infrastructure, providing the ability to automatically maintain and control access to valid users, self-service kiosks, public computers, lighting, security, in fact most library equipment. Providing the flexibility to open and close the library, without the need for any staff to be on site.
bibliotheca RFID tags are compliant with ISO 18000-3 mode 1 and ISO15693 air interface protocols. The SLi-1 and SLi-2 chips are capable of storing data in the industry standard ISO 28560 format. In addition all tags in the range come complete with a 50 year or 100,000 read-write data retention guarantee. Tags for CDs and DVDs are also available.
bibliotheca Tattle-Tape™ Security Strips with their neutral pH acrylic adhesive are known for their quality and consistency.
B2 Ultra-thin, double-sided strips are designed to be applied between the pages of books and periodicals.
DCD-2 strips are precision balanced strips are designed for CDs and DVDs. The easy, one-step application process integrates two strips into a clear film overlay that prevents removal and protects the surface of the disc. Strips will not affect the performance of CDs and DVDs.
CSX Modular Libraries
CSX introduced a modular library concept which has allowed Government Departments to provide libraries to rural areas in 6-8 weeks at significantly reduced costs.
The Modular structure is made from cromadex and is available in various sizes (square meters). Fixtures can be tailor-made to the clients requirements and availability of sanitation, electricity etc.
CSX supplies the furniture for the unit, which includes shelving, desks, chairs and reading stations. The only items we exclude are the books.
Library Security systems are provided as part of the solution to protect the books.
CSX and Metrofile Holdings have donated several Modular Libraries to impoverished communities as part of our CSI initiative. Most recently we collabourated with SHOUT to donate a library to the Carter School in Alexandra.