D-Tech was delighted to attend the opening of the newly restored Manor House library as it is one of four libraries in the London Borough of Lewisham where they have implemented RFID enabled self service.
The Manor House project is a perfect example of new technology blending into an historic environment. The contemporary look of D-Tech’s stainless steel Diamond self service units is mirrored in the use of stainless steel in fixtures and furnishings of the library. While, from a service viewpoint, the self service option adds real value to the library user experience.
D-Tech worked with Antonio Rizzo, Service Development Manager and the library designers, Demco, and the architects to ensure that the self service was integrated into space planning and other library furnishings.
D-Tech also supplied and installed three of their Enterprise thermal imaging people counters working back to the application at the library help desk. The architect gave their input on how and where these were positioned to maintain the integrity of the building.
Cabling also demanded extra care and attention and the special vaulted ceilings on the lower ground floor made locating the cables especially demanding: “We particularly appreciated the help given by the architects and the building contractors in ensuring that cabling routes gave us good access to our equipment. It was a pleasure to work with them” said Tim Pond, Business Development Manager, D-Tech.
D-Tech installed two SelfCheck ‘Diamond’ units with payments and language choices and furniture to handle returns; two staff pads working and integrated with SirsiDynix Horizon and with a good functionality of stack reading and finally D-Tech’s new Plexi gates with library security gate tracking.
D-Tech will be on Stand 25 at Umbrella 2009.