3M Launches New Series of 3M SelfCheck System Tabletop Units; Portable Systems Give Libraries Flexibility for Checkout Placement

3M today announced the launch of three new tabletop self-checkout systems. The portable, all-in-one 3M SelfCheck System V-Series Tabletop units give libraries placement flexibility while producing reliable checkout results.

The 3M SelfCheck System V-Series Tabletop unit is available in three models, the V1, V2 and V3. All V-Series tabletop systems boast:

-- An easy-use touch screen that helps customers achieve successful, first-time self-checkout.

-- A distinctive V design to help customers properly place library materials for checkout.

-- 3M Tattle-Tape Security Strip technology, the most reliable security available in the industry, that alerts staff if materials removed from the library are not checked out properly.

-- A low false alarm rate of one in 10,000, far fewer than the industry average of one in 54, to help increase efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction.

3M SelfCheck System Tabletop Model V2 adds a level of security with its multiple book detection feature. This intelligent system uses Tattle-Tape technology to prevent customers from checking out multiple books under a single barcode.

All 3M SelfCheck Systems operate on a common software platform, which allows an easy, reliable and flexible migration path from one 3M system to another as the needs of the library change. For libraries considering radio frequency identification (RFID), the SelfCheck System Tabletop Model V3 offers Tattle-Tape security technology with RFID tags for item identification. Libraries gain the productivity RFID offers and continue to secure their collection with the proven performance of Tattle-Tape security technology.

"These new self-checkout solutions give libraries the flexibility they need to choose systems that meet their unique needs," said Todd Schwarzenbach, market development manager, 3M Library Systems. "3M's library products free staff to offer more services to customers, further simplify library self-service, reduce costs and improve 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 (800) 253-6845.

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3M Security Systems DivisionJoan M. Olseen, 651-736-1163or3M Public RelationsConnie S. Thompson, 651-733-8914www.3M.com/PressContact

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