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Axiell Announces New Supply Agreement with Europe’s Largest RFID Supplier, Bibliotheca

Axiell continues emphasis on technology and business solutions whilst now offering additional RFID products through its new agreement with Bibliotheca.

Nottingham, United Kingdom, December 11, 2009 --( Technology and business solutions specialist for UK public libraries and archives, Axiell, announced a new partnership with Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems at the fifth annual RFID in Libraries Conference in London this year. Axiell continues its focus on RFID which complements its ‘one stop shop’ approach covering all technology requirements for the library, from library management system to managed service, EDI, single search and wireless access control. Its new partnership will give UK libraries access to the full range of Bibliotheca expertise and equipment, supported by Axiell’s distribution and support infrastructure.

Jim Burton, Axiell’s UK Managing Director says, “Our agreement with Bibliotheca means we can now offer an expanded range of Axiell and Bibliotheca RFID products – including the new Bibliotheca variable height kiosk and the tunnel reader for bulk returns. We also continue to support customers using Axiell’s RFID products and received excellent feedback from users at the CILIP conference, including mention of the excellent customer service we provide, the quality of the equipment and great interest in the Shelf Reader.”

Johannes Rogg, Bibliotheca’s UK Managing Director commented, “With the establishment of Bibliotheca Ltd we’re demonstrating our commitment to the UK market and through our partnership with Axiell we can offer a wide network of highly qualified service engineers across the country along with a well-supported helpdesk for our customers.”

The combined Bibliotheca/Axiell customer base comprises over 40 public & academic libraries across the UK & Ireland. These include Dudley Library Service which has been shortlisted in the e-Government National Awards 2009 for its RFID self-service project with Axiell.

Axiell’s RFID strategy has been to integrate with the best performing open standard pieces of hardware and this is augmented by Bibliotheca’s products which comply with international certification regulations such as American FCC standards and US UL certification as well as supporting the UK’s ISO 28560-2 and relevant standards for all the countries of Bibliotheca operation. Axiell also provides onsite support to UK customers whilst Bibliotheca gears up its UK business.


Notes to Editors

Axiell UK

Axiell UK provides library software solutions to one third of local authorities in the UK, while over 350 customers use Calm, the system of choice for Archives, Museums and Records Offices. The company is a leading business solutions supplier to libraries, archives, museums and records centres.

Axiell UK offers its customers both software and hardware and a full range of implementation, facilities management and integration services, and the company continues to be a pioneer in software development for libraries.

Axiell is a member of Axiell Library Group AB.

Axiell Library Group AB

Axiell Library Group is the world’s fifth largest company in the sector, supplying IT systems and services dedicated solely to libraries and archives as a target group and with its focus on library development.

Axiell develops technically advanced and innovative solutions for libraries and archives in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches in the Nordic countries and in the UK use Axiell’s library management systems and Axiell Arena, the tool for the virtual library. The system for archives and museums, CALM, is used by over 350 archives and museums in Europe.

Axiell Library Group is a group company with five subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as the UK.

About Bibliotheca
In 2002, Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems was a pioneer in providing the first RFID systems to libraries. Now, with global headquarters in Switzerland and operations in the Americas, Australia, Germany, Italy and Denmark, Bibliotheca is the second largest global provider of RFID solutions. The BiblioChip® RFID System complies with the latest ISO standards as a non-proprietary and customer-specific integrated solution. Bibliotheca won the Swiss Technology Award in 2005 and the Zug Innovation Prize in 2004.

For more information contact

Axiell UK Contact

Press Contact

Jim Burton, Managing Director
Tel. 0115 900 8000

Catherine Dhanjal, TheAnswer Ltd,
Tel: 01883 650434 or 0794 166 9925

Axiell Library Group Contact

Press Contact

Jerk Sintorn, President, CEO
tel. +46 317 10 29 51/
+46 708 984 127

Lise Søderberg, Nordic Communication and Marketing Manager,
tel + 45 3338 2520 or +45 2125 1426
Contact Information
Jim Burton
0115 900 8000

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