Using Emerging Library Technology, This Florida Library Keeps Current

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 7, 2015
References: orlandosentinel & rfidjournal
Libraries are not typically thought of as high-tech hubs, but with library technology in place like the BluuBeam beacon, Florida’s Orange County Library is keeping up with the times. Harnessing the power of Bluetooth technology, the beacons make it easier for patrons who have downloaded the BluuBeam app to automatically check books in an out, receive updates about events or new releases at the library when passing by the building, or alert staff members if assistance is needed. From a safety perspective, the beacon is able to identify if a user has remained in a certain location for an extended period of time, which could prove handy as a tool to prevent emergency situations when seniors in particular visit the library.

As well as being useful for libraries, BluuBeam’s Bluetooth beacon system is ideal for other public destinations like zoos museums and theaters.