October 20, 2006 12:28 ET

3M Adds the 3M SelfCheck System Model VFour to its Family of Trusted Library Solutions

ST. PAUL, MINN.--(Collegiate Presswire - October 20, 2006) - 3M announces the addition of the new 3M SelfCheck System Model VFour to its family of proven library solutions. The SelfCheck Model VFour employs patented, 3M-exclusive multiple book detection, and leverages the technology of both radio frequency identification (RFID) and Tattle-Tape security technology to help provide greater library material security and staff productivity.

The SelfCheck Model VFour begins with features that make it easy to use. A touch screen, simple instructions and a distinctive V design that aids proper material placement all help customers achieve successful self-checkout and check in.

Add security. 3M Tattle-Tape Security Strips use electromagnetic security technology, recognized as the most reliable security technology available in the industry, to alert staff when materials removed from the library are not properly checked out. Multiple book detection, patented by 3M, further secures collections by recognizing more than one item placed for checkout and ensuring each item is checked out before desensitizing the Tattle-Tape security strip.

Add efficiency. The SelfCheck Model VFour system identifies items using RFID technology - a fast, easy and efficient way to identify library materials.

Add design. Kiosk, tabletop or custom-integrated design choices added to the proven performance features help give libraries optimal flexibility.

"3M Library Systems help our customers meet their productivity, security and information management needs," said Loren Bregel, marketing development supervisor, 3M Library Systems. "Our customized solutions fit the ever-changing needs of libraries and help them achieve new levels of service, while reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction."

A global leader in library innovation for more than 35 years, 3M Library Systems provides security, productivity and information management solutions that harness technology to enable a more human library, freeing librarians to spend more time doing what they love - helping people. 3M also partners with libraries to support their technological advancement and ensure their success through numerous industry sponsorships and programs. For more information about the 3M Library Systems solutions, visit http://www.3M.com/us/library or call 1-800-253-6845.

About 3M - A Global, Diversified Technology Company

Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include 3M, SelfCheck, Tattle-Tape, Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the people of 3M use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com.

3M, SelfCheck, Tattle-Tape, Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti are trademarks of 3M.

Contact Information

  • 3M Library Systems
    Joan M. Olseen