April 22, 2018

Checkpoint Debuts DiscMate

By LJ Staff

One of the cooler pieces of hardware debuting at ALA was Checkpoint System’s DiscMate DVD/CD self-check unit. The security system offers several components, including locking cases identical to those used by Blockbuster Video that keep DVDs securely inside until they are unlocked in the library during check out. Mated to the company’s Intelligent Library System, DiscMate provides patrons with step-by-step on-screen instructions for properly checking out a disc-based item. Simply touch the screen to start, insert the case into the DiscMate unit, which desensitizes security, unlocks the case, and records the loan in the patron’s library file, and the transaction is completed without involving staffers.