A/V - Preview Station
Wireless Hybrary Preview Station
The AV-Preview Station was developed as a hybrary service concept at the ISNM together with Darren Carlson. The simple hardware setup consists of a plasma screen connected to a media server and an RFID reader device on a media booth. Hybrary patrons can place empty DVD or CD cases on the reader device. The system identifies the media item through the RFID number, connects to the library media server and starts to render the respective sound or video. Since the user is identified as well using his RFID based patron identity card, the system knows the preferred language and can switch to the respective sound track automatically. The AV-Preview station can be used to decide, whether it's worthwhile to rent the actual CD or DVD from the library, which would require to contact the info counter and requests the media out of the closed storage archive.