Sagebrush Corporation has announced an upgrade to its In-Hand hand-held computer solution for libraries. The upgrade to In-Hand v3.3 gives Sagebrush InfoCentre users the ability to use In-Hand in their libraries to simplify inventory, remote circulation, and in-house tracking, the announcement states. Recently released InfoCentre 2005 is the latest library management system added to Sagebrush's family of information management products. InfoCentre combines features of Sagebrush Athena, Sagebrush Spectrum, and Sagebrush Accent, as well as new functionality such as fully customizable reports, all in one system. (See Sagebrush Announces InfoCentre 2005.)
Sagebrush In-Hand allows libraries to scan barcodes right at the shelves and then synchronize the data into their system with the touch of a button. When conducting inventory, In-Hand sounds an alert whenever it scans materials out of call number sequence. In-Hand also helps libraries search for, verify and crosscheck patron and collection data without being confined to any particular location, according to Sagebrush.
Sagebrush In-Hand v3.3 is also compatible with the Accent, Athena, and Spectrum library automation systems.
Source: Sagebrush Corporation, http://www.sagebrushcorp.com