The Smart Bin is a robust electronic RFID enabled returns bin that uses a patented reading algorithm that can simultaneously receive multiple items with no constraints other than bin size. It automatically reads and checks in items and has a large capacity of around 600 items. It has an automated platform, which automatically moves up and down as required, so library staff do not have to reach and bend to retrieve items from the bin.
It’s ideally positioned with chute access either in the returns room or even in a children’s story-telling area, where large volumes of books can be placed into the bin and instantly checked in and removed from the patron’s account.
The Smart Bin can be linked to a Sort Assistant to simplify returns room processes.