Press Release

January 12, 2017

Press: Lyngsoe Systems Receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

Frederick, MD January 12, 2017 - Lyngsoe Systems, a world leader in the field of cutting edge logistics control for over 40 years, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum distinction in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs)for the Lyngsoe Systems Library Mate™ 2100 Exterior Kiosk.

The platinum-winning Lyngsoe Library Mate™ 2100 Exterior Kiosk is designed to enable library patrons to self-return materials 24-hours a day, all year round, and was awarded MLA’s highest award for its quality, functionality, value, and customer overall satisfaction.

The robust, all-weather aluminum and steel design enables the Lyngsoe Library Mate™ 2100 Exterior Kiosk to be integrated into any library building or placed in various locations, such as busy train stations, offering library patrons the convenience to return borrowed books at any time.

Specially designed to be user-friendly thanks to its touchscreen, which offers multilingual functionality and guides patrons easily through the return process, the Library Mate™ 2100 Exterior Kiosk also reduces the need for librarians to manually check-in returned library books.  

Lyngsoe Systems’ President, Cory L. McCoy, said: “We are delighted to receive the platinum award 2017 from Modern Library Awards for our Library Mate 2100 Exterior Kiosk. It confirms to us that we have created a highly relevant product that is valued by both patrons and librarians.”

LibraryWorks’ Modern Library Awards were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. This year's awards featured over 60 products submitted by 45 companies, and over 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries were sent judging forms and asked to award scores out of ten for products and services in use at their facility.

The Library Mate 2100 Exterior Kiosk received an average score of 8.5, earning it MLA’s highest award—a platinum distinction.

Jenny Newman, publisher, and MLA program manager said: “It’s hardly a surprise that Lyngsoe Systems scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market.”

The Lyngsoe Library Mate™ 2100 Exterior Kiosk was launched in 2016 and it has been put in operation in an ever-growing number of libraries around the world. Its main features include:

  • User-friendly touchscreen that provides clear visual instructions
  • Multi-lingual functionality
  • Robust design for all-climate use
  • Eliminates repetitive staff tasks
  • RFID/barcode options
  • Integrates with Sort Mate™
  • Additional options include printed receipts with a choice of language and text

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