Diplomat™ LMS

Self Service Laptop Loans, Self Service Tablet Loans, Self Service Device Loans

Dynamic self service, multi-bay locker system designed to store and safely charge laptops and other similar devices. Full integration with most library management systems (LMS)

Overview

The extremely popular Diplomat™ LMS self service loan lockers, stores, charges and deploys laptops, Chromebooks, netbooks or tablets such as iPads in self service locker bays.

The intelligent electronic functionality of the Diplomat™ LMS self service lockers can be fully integrated with most Library Management Systems allowing devices to be loaned to borrowers with no staff interaction. The Diplomat™ LMS self service laptop loan lockers are the first and most sophisticated intelligent smart locker system which can loan devices or locker 24 x 7 x 365.

Users can identify themselves with a host of identification technologies including MiFare™, Barcode, Magnetic Stripe, PIN or Biometric, giving secure access to authorised borrowers only.

Charging of devices is provided either by low voltage supply specific to the device, USB (up to 2.1 amp) or for loaning lockers to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), a 13 amp mains socket can be installed, into which the user’s AC adaptor can be plugged. (Euro versions available).

Loaning control is carried out by linking the Diplomat™ LMS self service loan lockers to a Library Management System (LMS) using Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP2). With our hardware, firmware and software together we are able to continually monitor the current state of both charging devices and the lockers themselves. With specific workflows you will be able to loan the best-charged device to a borrower at any time. In the Diplomat™LMS self service lockers we do not rely on time-based systems, ensuring a dynamic and fluid loaning experience for the borrower.

Available from 12 bay towers to an unlimited number of bays (96 per terminal), the Diplomat™ LMS self service loan lockers can be tailored to suit the user’s needs and upgraded when required.

Power Management

All our products are fitted with sophisticated electronics to manage ‘safe’ power for the user as well as the devices as STANDARD. The Diplomat™ LMS includes protection for in-rush, power surge and residual voltage, protecting the user and the device at all times.

Charging Options

SmartLine™ with PowaSave™

SmartLine™ with PowaSave™

Self Service Device Loans

When loaning devices, the Diplomat LMS self service loan lockers search for the best charged device before loaning it to a user. LapSafe®‘s patented SmartLine™ technology with PowaSave™ provides ultra-safe low voltage charging for devices as well as software integration. Both low voltage and USB can be installed in locker bays for loaning a range of technology to users. All devices are charged in the fastest possible time.

The highly intelligent PowaSave™, built in as standard, monitors the charging of all devices and automatically turns off relevant power supplies rather than dissipating wasted electric as heat. Charging is automatically reinstated when required.

ChargeLine™

ChargeLine™

For BYOD Charging Lockers

When users require a storage and charging space for their own devices, ChargeLine™ is the solution.

Devices charge using their own AC adaptor plugged in to a standard 3 pin, 13amp socket (Euro versions available) located in the side of the locker bay to charge their device when borrowing a locker.

Features

  • Self-service 24 x 7 x 365 of devices or BYOD lockers
  • Reduction in staff interaction for loaning devices
  • Best-charged device loaning
  • Integration with existing LMS for control
  • Power saving charging solution
  • Multi-site support
  • Increased access of devices for borrowers
  • Full control of loans and returns
  • Proven history with many case studies

Benefits

  • Self-service 24 x 7 x 365 of devices or BYOD lockers
  • Reduction in staff interaction for loaning devices
  • Best-charged device loaning
  • Integration with existing LMS for control
  • Power saving charging solution
  • Multi-site support
  • Increased access of devices for borrowers
  • Full control of loans and returns
  • Proven history with many case studies

Dynamic Self-Service

Borrowers can access self-service loans or a locker space anytime and anywhere via our clear 19” touch screen interface.

This allows open access learning with no restrictions, no-time frames and no fuss. The Diplomat™ LMS offers 24 x 7 x 365 access to fully charged devices.

Simple to use; borrowers just confirm their identity, select the type of loan required and collect their device or access their locker.

The Diplomat™ LMS makes all the decisions regarding what to loan by continually checking for the best-charged device or free locker that can be dynamically issued at any given point-in-time.

Specific workflows in our software and firmware ensure that secure controls are in place. We monitor each transaction and ensure that devices or lockers are only issued to the correct borrower by the use of secondary identification at the locker itself.

Customisation

Set loan parameters in the LMS Fines for late or non-returns Loan devices at connection (low or no charge*), almost charged or fully charged DDA locker grouping Colour combinations Add additional lockers at a later date Mix laptops, tablets and BYOD lockers

*If your system has been set up in this way make the AC adaptors available for borrowers to use

LMS Integration

At the heart of the Diplomat™ LMS is the SIP2* integration with your Library Management System; devices and/or lockers are set-up as assets, and loaned just like a library book. With full SIP2 communications we authenticate borrowers, check-out and check-in transactions with the LMS ensuring full control and status of the current loans and returns.


*SIP2 licences may be required, please contact your LMS provider

Deployment

Each Diplomat™ LMS is installed by our own dedicated LapSafe® engineers. There is a requirement for all installed systems to be commissioned for a period of time following the physical installation; this period is normally between one and three weeks depending upon the complexity of the integration and progression of User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

To successfully integrate our self-service solution with your Library Management System (LMS) and network, testing by our engineers and 'real' customers will be required to facilitate any minor amendments to the configuration, to ensure the smooth operation of the interface for your users.

Once the customer has signed off UAT, the unit can then be put into service and monitored closely for a short period of time for reliability.

Data Transfer

With the option to provide Cat 5/6 cabling into each locker bay, updates and re-imaging can be carried out with the devices in-situ using Wake on LAN (WoL) technology.

Please check that your devices support the WoL facility with the manufacturer.

Construction

Each Diplomat™ LMS consists of 12 bay locker towers and a terminal, a 19" touch screen interface, PC and receipt printer. Each terminal can operate with a maximum of 8 locker towers (96 lockers). The steel chassis and doors are fitted with continuous hinge and electronic locks providing safe storage for your devices.


Peace of mind

  • Fully independently CE certified by a notified body
  • LapSafe® ultra-safe power management as STANDARD
  • Installation by our own engineers
  • LapSafe® support desk

Dimensions & Installation


Colour Changer

Below is a list of colours that have already been provided to our Diplomat™ customers. Just select a chassis and door colour and see your selection in the Diplomat™LMS image above.

NB. This is not a complete list of RAL colours that we can offer, colours are representative only as variances can occur in the finished product. Some colours may carry an additional cost. For more information on our full colour range please contact us on 0800 130 3456 to find out more.

Chassis Colour

1001

1016

2001

2008

3003

3005

3020

4003

4005

4009

4010

5005

5009

5012

5013

5015

5017

5018

5019

5022

5023

6018

6019

6024

6025

6034

7001

7004

7011

7012

7016

7021

7024

7026

7031

7035

7037

7038

7043

9001

9002

9003

9004

9005

9006

9010

9016

9017

9018

Doors Colour

1001

1016

2001

2008

3003

3005

3020

4003

4005

4009

4010

5005

5009

5012

5013

5015

5017

5018

5019

5022

5023

6018

6019

6024

6025

6034

7001

7004

7011

7012

7016

7021

7024

7026

7031

7035

7037

7038

7043

9001

9002

9003

9004

9005

9006

9010

9016

9017

9018

Enquiry

Contact information

  • LapSafe Products Limited
  • Unit 3 Wakes Hall Business Centre
  • Wakes Colne
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO6 2DY
0800 130 3456
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