SOURCE: Sentry Technology Corporation

February 04, 2010 09:30 ET

Sentry Technology Signs $240,000 Library Contract

RONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Sentry Technology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: SKVY) announced today the signing of a $240,000 contract with Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library to install QuickCheck™ patron self service kiosks and electromagnetic (EM) theft detection systems. The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library is located in Zionsville, Indiana.

QuickCheck™ gives patron access to the library's EVERGREEN™ open source circulation software via a user card and touch screen video monitor. A barcode or RFID chip on a book, CD or DVD is read, security functions performed and a receipt is printed to tell the patron what items have been borrowed and when they are due to be returned. Once the process is complete, the patron exits the library through the security system without any intervention from library staff. The entire process is fast, user friendly and frees library staff from the circulation desk to perform higher level tasks. The systems include statistical usage report software as well as remote diagnostic control and management of QuickCheck™ over a local network and via the internet.

The Hussey-Mayfield collection will be secured using Sentry electromagnetic security labels detected by the company's WAM (wide aisle management) security gate systems. Using a design proposed by Hussey-Mayfield's technical staff, the Sentry QuickCheck™ systems will simultaneously process both EM strips and encrypted RFID labels to secure the collection and ensure that the identity of specific materials being borrowed remains confidential for every patron.

"Our Library processes 85% of the circulation of our collection through self check stations. Sentry was able to configure a system that will seamlessly integrate all of our open source software with our need to maintain an easy to use self service environment for our customers," said Richard Deuschle, Director of Information Technology and Facilities, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library. "Sentry worked with us every step of the way and went out of their way to ensure that our special needs were met and our Board and staff thank them!"

"We are very pleased to be working the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library," said Peter L. Murdoch, President and CEO of Sentry Technology Corporation. "The library has identified the need for our QuickCheck™ systems to both encrypt the RFID data resident on each label as well as the way in which groups of tags in box sets of CD and DVD tags are processed by the system. Our skilled technical department has implemented the requested changes that will be incorporated into QuickCheck™ to benefit both Hussey-Mayfield and many other libraries facing similar security and data processing challenges."

About The Company:

Sentry Technology Corporation designs, manufactures, sells and installs a complete line of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) solutions, Electro-Magnetic (EM) and RFID based Library Management systems as well as Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Magnetic (EM) EAS systems. Our CCTV product line features SentryVision, SmartTrack™, a proprietary, patented traveling Surveillance System. Products are used by libraries to secure inventory and improve operating efficiency, by retailers to deter shoplifting and internal theft and by industrial and institutional customers to protect assets and people. More information can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements:

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peter Murdoch
    President & CEO
    (631) 739-2000