London Borough of Barnet Mobile Library Service
The London Borough of Barnet currently has the second largest population of the 33 London boroughs, estimated at 328,600 and expected to reach 355,200 by 2016 (figures from Office for National Statistics).
The Council recognises that in order to appeal to as many people as possible it’s essential that they offer the most up to date services supported by knowledgeable staff and the best technology.
This has led to an investment of over £1million in Barnet’s library service with work starting to refurbish libraries and introduce RFID self-service systems, public wireless access and a new library computer system. This system will ensure that best use is made of all stock resources, including the mobile service, by making it easier to swop stock between libraries, keep track of what is most popular and identify any gaps in coverage.
To ensure that the mobile library bus has reliable and secure live access to this system is vital and to that end Barnet recently conducted extensive trials of i-MO.
These successful trials have led to the purchase of i-MO.
EMS specialises in improving productivity by supplying cost effective, instant secure data connectivity at remote and temporary locations. The i-MO Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) appliance uses two independent cellular connections that are combined to provide redundancy, super fast download speeds and low latency. Data transfer speeds of 3.6Mbps (7.2Mbps ready) are possible with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access).
The purpose built i-MO appliance can be pre-configured with a secure Virtual Private Network to provide instant secure data connectivity at your remote sites. The fully managed service includes a help desk and remote diagnostics to quickly resolve any networking issues. In the unlikely event of a hardware fault the service includes the supply of a pre-configured replacement appliance, shipped direct to your site. There is no need for you to send anyone out to fault find.
EMS also supply Broadband, Telecoms and Mobile solutions including Voice over IP (VoIP). For more information on how we can provide a solution to your communications problems, please call EMS on 01428 751655