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Using RFID with Aleph through a wireless handheld device

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

Question

Can authorized Aleph users perform circulation, cataloging, etc. functions with a wireless handheld device?

Answer

Yes, and a SIP2 license is required for each handheld device.

Usually the RFID chip vendor installs an antenna to the PC to read the keyboard input and write it to the RFID chip. Contact the RFID vendor for more information.

Additional Information

 

For more specific instructions for working with RFID and SIP2, Ex Libris provides the following documentation in Aleph > Technical Documentation > How To > Circulation in the Documentation Center:
  • "How to Set Up a BiblioChip Interface in Aleph" [a product from Bibliotheca]
  • "How to Set Up Support for Nedap RFID in Aleph" [specifically, the BiblioChecker4Lite product]
  • "How to Set Up a SIP2 Server for Self-Check Systems" [setting up a 3M selfcheck system]
In all cases, please also see any documentation provided by the vendor for their specific products.

NOTE: I
f the current Aleph license needs to be amended to allow for additional SIP2 servers (MAX-SC-SERVERS), contact the Aleph salesperson for more information.

Category: Circulation


  • Article last edited: 10/8/2013