First Installation of Wireless RFID System in U.S. Library Deployed
NAR members can borrow up to three e-books at no charge for 21 days, after which they are deactivated and “returned” to the library collection. Like in a public library, if a title is currently on loan, the requester can opt to be added to a waiting list and automatically notified by e-mail when the title becomes available.
Once a title is selected and placed in an “eBookBag,” the user may check out titles directly to a PC, PDA or SmartPhone. A select number of titles may also be downloaded to an MP3 player or burned to a CD. Titles are available in one of three formats: Adobe, Mobipocket and audio book format. NAR members and staff will be able to get free downloads for Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader and OverDrive Media Console at the virtual library Web site, http://eBooks.Realtor.org.
Muller Martini Introduces Pantera Perfect Binder in U.S.
Muller Martini will unveil a new addition, the Pantera perfect binder, to its line of adhesive binding systems during an Open House to be held at the company’s Long Island, N.Y., headquarters in September. The event will mark the official release of the Pantera to the North American market.
The new perfect binder runs up to 4,000 cycles per hour. In addition to conventional hotmelt binding, it can process PUR Adhesive (polyurethane reactive).
Pantera can handle a broad array of different size jobs and can be configured with up to 28 feeder stations. It also can be equipped with a drum cover feeder and an optional crash feeder station for hardcover book production.
The Pantera perfect binder is designed for fast and convenient set-up via its interactive Set-up Assistant Companion and touch-screen monitor. Settings and specs for all stations are displayed for the current production, and data for repeat jobs can be saved and reloaded with the touch of a button. The Set-up Assistant Companion also monitors various elements such as the glue pot and spinner temperature, and provides automatic glue length control for spine and side gluing.