CH706628B1 - A method of transmitting data. - Google Patents

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CH706628B1
CH706628B1 CH01783/07A CH17832007A CH706628B1 CH 706628 B1 CH706628 B1 CH 706628B1 CH 01783/07 A CH01783/07 A CH 01783/07A CH 17832007 A CH17832007 A CH 17832007A CH 706628 B1 CH706628 B1 CH 706628B1
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Sven-Erik Carlson
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Trion Ag
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K1/00Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion
    • G06K1/14Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion by transferring data from a similar or dissimilar record carrier
    • G06K1/18Methods or arrangements for marking the record carrier in digital fashion by transferring data from a similar or dissimilar record carrier by transferring data from one type of record carrier on to another type of record carrier, e.g. from magnetic tape to punched card
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    • G08SIGNALLING
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    • G08B13/24Electrical actuation by interference with electromagnetic field distribution
    • G08B13/2402Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting
    • G08B13/2405Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting characterised by the tag technology used
    • G08B13/2408Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting characterised by the tag technology used using ferromagnetic tags
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    • G08B13/2405Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting characterised by the tag technology used
    • G08B13/2414Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting characterised by the tag technology used using inductive tags
    • G08B13/2417Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting characterised by the tag technology used using inductive tags having a radio frequency identification chip
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    • G08B13/24Electrical actuation by interference with electromagnetic field distribution
    • G08B13/2402Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting
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    • G08SIGNALLING
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    • G08B13/22Electrical actuation
    • G08B13/24Electrical actuation by interference with electromagnetic field distribution
    • G08B13/2402Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting
    • G08B13/2451Specific applications combined with EAS
    • G08B13/2457Lending systems using EAS tags wherein the tags are reusable, e.g. they can be activated and deactivated more than once, e.g. for a library
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    • G08B13/24Electrical actuation by interference with electromagnetic field distribution
    • G08B13/2402Electronic Article Surveillance [EAS], i.e. systems using tags for detecting removal of a tagged item from a secure area, e.g. tags for detecting shoplifting
    • G08B13/2465Aspects related to the EAS system, e.g. system components other than tags
    • G08B13/2485Simultaneous detection of multiple EAS tags

Abstract

Data from a data carrier (5) such as a so-called bar code are transmitted to at least one further data carrier such as RFID label, which is arranged on an object or medium (3) of a deposit system or a lending system. The transfer takes place either in the delivery or the loan of the object or medium or in the return or return of the object or medium.

Description

The present invention relates to a method for transmitting data according to the preamble of claim 1 and an arrangement for carrying out the method.

Libraries are increasingly using RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) to simplify the logistics when borrowing media and in particular to allow self-service.

Auszuleihende media are equipped accordingly with RFID labels that can be read and written contactless. The labels uniquely identify the medium.

The RFID labels can then in self-check stations (www.biblioreturn.com) directly from the customer booked (borrowed) and booked (returned). Safety gates ensure that an alarm is triggered when a non-booked medium (through the security gate) is taken out of the library.

Most libraries have until now as a basis for their logistics system labeled their media with barcodes. By capturing the barcode, media can be checked in and out. A magnetic strip that is fixed to the medium is normally activated / deactivated for theft protection. An activated magnetic strip will trigger an alarm in safety gates set up for this purpose.

When libraries migrate to RFID, RFID labels must be fixed on the media. The labels are then described by means of an interrogator (reader and antenna) and thus get their identity.

This creates a lot of effort in connection with the fixing / gluing and the programming of these RFID labels. Normally, this is done by the library staff or personnel hired for this purpose by first scanning a person's bar code on the medium and then transferring the related information downloaded from the attached computer system, such as a Library Management System (LMS), to the RFID tag. Labels are transmitted by means of the reader / antenna.

Normally, the library is closed during the "conversion phase" and at least the high volume media is converted before the library reopens. For a library with a large assortment, the conversion effort is very large and even discourages some libraries from switching to RFID.

It is accordingly an object of the present invention to propose a method to facilitate the conversion to RFID tags.

In general, the transfer of data from a disk to at least one other disk, which is arranged on an object or a medium of a deposit system or a lending system to be simplified.

According to the invention, a method according to the wording of claim 1, proposed.

For transferring data from a data carrier to at least one further data carrier which is arranged on an object or medium of a deposit system or a lending system, it is proposed that the transfer of the data takes place during the delivery or the loan of the object or medium , or in the return or return of the object or the medium.

The transfer of the data, in the delivery or the loan or the redemption or return of the object or the medium is carried out such that initially by means of a reading device, the data recorded by a data carrier or read and then the data and / or information stored on a database for this data is transformed into a format compatible with at least one further data carrier, in order subsequently to be stored in the further data carrier.

According to one embodiment variant, it is proposed that at least part of the data acquired by one data carrier is transmitted to a database and / or data processing device and is processed or modified in order to adapt the data on the one hand, to supplement it with further data or to access it through it replace and / or to make compatibility with the at least one further data carrier and then stored on the at least one further data carrier.

The detection of the data from a disk is done for example by reading a bar code or barcode or a magnetic stripe and then the transfer to, for example, a so-called RFID disk.

The data acquired or read from the bar or bar code or the magnetic stripe is transmitted to a database and / or to a data processing unit in order to modify, supplement or adapt the data, if necessary, or by data or information representative of the bar code Subsequently, the modified data are transmitted to a so-called interrogator (reader and antenna) in order to transfer the data to the RFID tag.

The proposed method according to the invention is particularly suitable for libraries or library-like institutions in which at least some borrowed medium or objects and withdrawn. In such institutions, it is for example possible to provide the media or objects such as books, music or speech cassettes, videos, DVDs in addition to the already existing data carriers such as magnetic stripes or barcodes or barcodes with a so-called RFID label, which, for example manually can be done by auxiliary persons. When borrowing or the delivery of media or objects, it is now possible to capture existing on the existing data carrier such as bar or barcode data by means of a reading device as usual in the delivery, for example, in a data processing system to transform into a radio signal and or to supplement data and information representative of the bar or bar code, in order then to transfer or store the transformed or supplemented or replaced data onto the RFID label during the same output process.

Of course, it is possible to make this process even when returning or during the return of the medium or object to the library.

However, the inventive method is by no means limited to libraries, but the inventive transmission of data may be useful, for example, in conventional deposit systems, where on data carriers of pledged objects such as also by bar codes these data are detected in the delivery of the objects to subsequently adapted to be transmitted to RFID tags, for example, which are also arranged on the corresponding object.

This can be done for example in reusable consumer goods, where on the bar code data carrier, a reference code is stored, which is representative of information such as name of the object, materials contained therein such as type of beverage, first use, filling date, etc. These data can, for example stored on an external database. Especially with reusable consumer goods, it may therefore be advantageous if instead of a bar code RFID tag is present, as in the latter these data can be taken from the external database and so or more data modifications, additions and changes can be made easier than with barcodes or magnetic stripe.

The invention will now be explained in more detail for example and with reference to the accompanying figures.

[0022] In the following: <Tb> FIG. Fig. 1 schematically shows the transfer of data from a bar code label to an RFID label when delivering a medium from its library, and <Tb> FIG. 2 <sep> a possible embodiment of a return station of objects in a library in turn suitable for transferring data from a bar code to an RFID tag.

Fig. 1 shows schematically the transmission of data from a conventional bar code label to recently used so-called RFID tags. As a rule, when checking out media 3, such as a book, which is arranged on a base 1, the still applied so-called bar codes 5 are read by means of a reading device 9. Since barcodes, once located on the medium such as a book, can not be changed, data changes require either new barcodes to be applied to the medium, or the data must be adjusted in an external database for which the barcode is representative. Here lies the advantage of the recently used so-called RFID labels 7, in which data can be changed or adapted at any time.

In order to be able to use such RFID labels, they are preferably arranged on the medium 3 at a predefined location. Upon checking out the medium 3 such as a book, a video, etc. from a library, the bar code 5 is detected by the reader 9. The data record acquired by the reader 9 is transmitted to a data processing unit 11 for programming or transforming the data. The data processing unit 11 may be connected to an external database 12. With the barcode read as a reference, the information associated with it can be captured by the database, which may be, for example, a so-called LMS (Library Management System). When programming the bar code data, these can be supplemented or replaced by the further information or data from the database. Additional data may be added which are media specific or which are specific to the person borrowing the medium. The data thus programmed or transformed are transmitted to a so-called reader 13, which transfers this data to the RFID label 7 by means of an antenna 15. Now the transaction is complete. It is essential in this transaction that the medium with the correspondingly arranged RFID label 7 is within range of the antenna 15.

The transfer of the data can be done for example by the library staff themselves, at a serving counter or by library customers at a so-called self-service terminal. In this regard, a good customer interface via an associated screen is beneficial in which the customer is informed. Thus, the customer can ensure that on the one hand, the loan of the medium is done correctly and on the other hand, the transfer of the data from the bar code to the RFID label.

However, it is quite possible that the borrowing or the delivery of the media from the library as ever, that is, without the transfer of data to the RFID label. In other words, the medium is checked out by means of the applied RFID label, which is still empty and blurred.

The returning of the media can be done in a return station or a reverse vending machine, such as shown in Fig. 2nd

Now, if a user person returns the borrowed medium 3, such as a book or a video, to the library, he or she can input it to a conveyor 1 in an input area. Corresponding markings are preferably present on the conveyor 1, so that the user person enters the medium correctly, so that the data carriers can be read or written correctly.

The medium 3 entered by the user is now transported in the direction of the arrow into a read / write area 4. This area 4 is limited in the direction of the arrow, for example by a barrier 21, so that the object can not be transported away from this area before the read / write operation is completed. Once the object 3 is arranged in the area 4, for example, a further back barrier 23 can be closed so that no further objects can reach this area in order to disturb the reading / writing process.

Again, the bar code 5 is read by a reading device 9 and the detected reference code is transmitted to a database or to a data processing unit 11, which is optionally connected to an external database 12. In this, the read code is optionally supplemented with information representative of the code, or replaced by it, programmed or transformed, in order subsequently to be transmitted to the RFID label 7. Again, it is possible, in addition to the data detected by or associated with the bar code 5, to add further data, to modify it, or else to supplement or delete, for example, user-specific data. The data programmed or transformed in this way are transmitted to a reader 13, by means of which antenna 15 the data is transferred or transmitted to the RFID label. Once the process is completed, the front-side barrier 21 can now be raised, so that the object 3 can be moved further in the direction of the arrow. Once the object 3 has left the area 4, the barrier or door 21 can be closed again, and on the other hand, the barrier 23 is opened again, so that another object can get into the read / write area 4.

In connection with the return of borrowed objects is also to be noted that at a return station can also be checked whether the process was done correctly, or whether errors have occurred. Accordingly, in the area 4, as shown in Fig. 2, in the case of detected errors, the object can be returned to the user. For example, with the request to consult the staff. Or, the object can be accepted, whereupon it is sorted out separately to be fed to a manual post-processing.

It goes without saying that the transfer of data from one volume to another is not limited to libraries and library-like institutes, but also for example in reusable consumer goods can be done such as refillable bottles, reusable packaging, etc. Analogous to the examples shown With regard to a library, for example, in the case of reusable consumer goods, the data is also transferred from the originally conventional data carrier to a new one, for example to an RFID label, either during the dispensing or dispensing of the reusable article, or during the return or return of the object.

In this case, the transmission of the data can also be made one to one, that is without connection to another database.

Since RFID labels can usually be provided with much more information and a modification of data is even possible, it is certainly useful and beneficial if these properties are used by supplementing with other data and information. In other words, it is certainly advantageous if the transfer of the data takes place by connection to a database, where for a barcode product-specific and / or user-specific additional data are available, which can now be transferred to the RFID label.

Of course, the inventive method is not limited to the transmission of data from a bar code to an RFID label, but the transfer can be done from any disk to another disk, the two disks are arranged on the same object or medium , Yes, it is even possible that such a data transfer can take place when exchanging objects, where, for example, an old object having an "old data carrier" is returned and at the same time a new object is obtained, on which a new data carrier is arranged. Here now the transfer of the data can take place during the exchange from the old to the new object.

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1. A method for transmitting data from a data carrier to at least one further data carrier, which is arranged on an object or medium of a deposit system or a lending system, characterized in that the transfer takes place during the delivery or the loan of the object or medium or at the return or return of the object or medium by the data from one data carrier are detected by means of a reading device, then the data is transformed into compatible form for the other data carrier and then stored in the other data carrier.
2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that at least a part of the data recorded by a data carrier is transmitted to a database and / or data processing unit and processed or modified and / or supplemented by further data in order to adapt the data, with to supplement other data and / or to make compatibility with the other disk.
3. The method according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the data are read from a bar code or bar code or a magnetic strip and transmitted to a so-called RFID data carrier.
4. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the data read from a bar code or bar code are transmitted to a data processing unit, which is optionally connected to an external database to information or data, for which the cash or Barcode is representative to capture, then optionally to modify the bar or bar code and / or the data collected from the external database data to supplement, and / or adapt, and / or the bar or barcode information entirely by the external and then transferred to an interrogator, such as reader or antenna to transfer the data finally on an RFID label.
5. The method according to any one of claims 3 or 4, for transferring the data in a library or a library-like institution, in which at least partly borrowed or withdrawn media or objects, characterized in that when borrowing or redemption the data, such as media-specific or institution-specific data, read from a data carrier such as a bar code and then transferred to at least one further data carrier such as an RFID tag which is arranged on a medium such as a book, a video, a music cassette, a DVD, wherein the transfer takes place in the loan of the object or in the return or return of the object.
6. Arrangement for carrying out a method according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that in the region of the delivery or lending of an object (3) and / or in the region of the return or return of an object or medium at least one reading device (9) is provided for the acquisition of data from a data carrier (5), and that at least one writing device is provided to transmit the data on the at least one further data carrier, such as an RFID label (7).
7. Arrangement according to claim 6, characterized in that the reading device (9) is suitable for reading data from a bar code or barcode label (3) that further means (11) is provided to transform the data such that they are transferable to a so-called RFID label (7), and that further a so-called reader (13) and an antenna (15) is provided to transmit the transformed data to the RFID label (7).
8. Arrangement according to one of claims 7 or 8, characterized in that the device is a data processing system, in which the bar or bar code information transmitted by the reading device are transferable, which data processing system is optionally connected to an external database, in which data or Information is stored for which the read bar code is representative, and that the data processing system is such or is programmed so that the read bar code information and the associated data or information from the database transformable are, and / or supplemented by other data.
9. Arrangement according to one of claims 6 to 8, characterized in that a read / write zone is provided, which is marked such that the object for reading and writing can be entered correctly.
10. Arrangement according to one of claims 6 to 9, characterized in that in a return station, a transport device is provided with an input zone where a user person can insert the medium or object to be returned and that in the transport direction a read / write zone is provided which is limited by closable and re-opening barrier-like devices to keep the object / medium in reading / writing in the correct position.
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