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CONTAINER – THE BOX THAT CHANGED THE WORLD EXHIBITION



People counting solution for the outdoor exhibition at Australian National Maritime Museum.

BackgroundThe first-ever outdoor exhibition held at the Australian National Maritime Museum where visitors can explore six colourful containers scattered around the museum like giant Lego pieces. Each container uses solar power to run internal lighting and displays.

The ChallengeTo gauge the popularity of the exhibition, a unique and cost-effective people counting solution was required. The people counting solution had to operate on batteries and/or required a minimum power drain from the solar power supply of each container. The people counting solution had to be inconspicuous and automatically report visitors in real time.

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Number of people in the venue at any one time




Our people counters record the number of people entering and exiting a venue in real time. From this information, we can then calculate and display the total number of people in the venue at any one time. This feature is ideal for venues that are required to monitor capacity numbers in real time to comply with liquor licensing laws, venue capacity limits, etc.

The live count total is displayed on a custom styled web page that is compatible with any web-enabled PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

 

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New BookingsPlus Customer - Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have started using our cloud-based BookingsPlus application to manage room bookings across the organisation. After a short series of set-up and customisation sessions, Whitehorse Manningham Libraries clients are now able to view meeting room availability and make bookings. This is what the key room booking management staff from Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have to say about BookingsPlus:

“We have been looking for a cloud based booking system for our library meeting rooms for some time.  Evolve Plus has so far met and exceeded our requirements with BookingsPlus.  Tony and Trevor have been very good at responding and have offered us some great advice and are easy to deal with.  We’d highly recommend their system to anyone wanting an easy to use booking system.”

Ann & Nikki

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EvolvePlus: New Product Announcement

EvolvePlus is pleased to announce the launching two new people counting products.

Overhead Thermal - Our Overhead Thermal People Counter fits discreetly onto the ceiling facing downwards and counts the people that pass underneath using thermal technology. The sensors are designed to detect the heat emitted by people passing underneath it as infrared radiation. Click here for more information

3G Gateway Device – Our door and thermal counters can now be connected to a 3G Gateway Device. This will enable the count and timestamp of people traffic to be directly transmitted to our hosted site via the mobile network. Then access the reports via the web interface to see how many customers visit day-by-day, hour-by-hour. Click here for more information

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1000 Books Before School Initiative


The State Library of Victoria and Victorian Public Libraries Network is using the 1000 Books Before School program to encourage reading with your child to create a love of books. My Reading List is a innovative online application to manage the 1000 Books Before School initiative. All of the program features have been developed with the input of librarians to help streamline and improve the 1000 Books Before School program management process.

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Promoting health: Increasing stair climbing using a multifaceted intervention

We spend over 90% of our time inside built environments. With an economy that increasingly focuses on services, our working lives become overwhelmingly indoor and sedentary. Occupational physical activity has dropped to low levels so that for most people it no longer contributes significantly to overall physical activity. Less than half of Australian adults are sufficiently active for health (at least 30 minutes moving at moderate levels, such as brisk walking, per day). Moving more as well as breaking up sitting time, have great health benefits.

Climbing stairs is considered vigorous physical activity, similar in intensity to jogging or playing football. These activities are around eight times the body’s metabolic rate, or the amount of energy the body uses when resting or sleeping, or five to six times more than when sitting. Walking down the stairs, on the other hand, is not much different to walking on a flat surface and expends only twice the energy of when you’re sitting.

Stair climbing is great for health beyond energy expenditure only. Research has found that regular stair climbing can enhance longevity and increase aerobic capacity and muscle strength. Hence, using the stairs instead of the escalator or lift is a simple, free, and accessible way of incorporating more incidental physical activity into daily living.

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A people traffic counter solution for less than $500





The Micro LCD Screen People Counter with its dimensions of only 85x53x16mm is one of the smallest people counters available anywhere in the world today. Whether it’s used to help a retail store determine their sales conversion ratio or a library keep track of their visitor count, the Micro LCD Screen People Counter will help almost any type of business operate more efficiently.The incredibly small size of the Micro Display People Counter makes it easy to mount to virtually any wall or door frame of up to 5 metres wide. The low power usage of the counters ensure that the single battery only has to be replaced once a year.The People Counter sensor has a side fire beam which means it will be installed flat on the wall or door frame using the double-sided high quality foam tape (supplied). The display can be read easily and counts reset to zero via a special tool which is provided. The display orientation can be modified so that the counter can be fixed to either side of the doorway.This Counter can be setup in minutes and there are no ongoing maintenance/support costs. The maximum display count value is 999999 (6 digits)

Further details can be found from our information page.Order Now to get Micro Display People Counter for the fantastic price of AUD $465 (ex GST) including delivery to anywhere in Australia.

 

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Glen Innes Severn Library (NSW) goes LIVE with Brushtail for PC Bookings


Glen Innes Severn Library is using Brushtail Library Web Application to manage the public pc’s bookings. Patron authentication is handled directly through the Libero LMS powerful Web services API eliminating the need to purchase expensive SIP2 licenses. The Brushtail/Libero API integration offers unparalleled speed when authenticating a patron ID compared to SIP2 and other authentication methods.

The low set-up/on-going cost of the Open-Source Brushtail Library Web Application enables smaller public libraries to have a PC booking system, event bookings, room bookings, reference query tracking for a much cheaper price than comparable proprietary products.

 

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Community Centres - Collecting Visitor Data and Room Booking Management

EvolvePlus offers a range competitively priced people counter units to capture visitor numbers at Community Centres, Community Hubs, Community Recreation Centres and Neighbourhood Centres. Our people counters not only record detailed visitor numbers entering the centre but can also be placed within areas or doorways within the building to gauge people movement within the complex. For more info visit: https://www.evolveplus.com.au/people-counters-overview or email: [email protected]  

Our easy-to-use hosted room bookings management application is a great way to start automating your room bookings for a very low start-up cost. For more info visit: https://www.evolveplus.com.au/room-booking or email: [email protected] 

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PC Bookings Management

The Berri Library (SA) is now using Brushtail to manage their pc bookings. Patron authentication is handled directly through the One Card Network operated by SirsiDynix LMS Web services API. The Brushtail/SirsiDynix API integration offers unparalleled speed when authenticating a patron ID compared to SIP2 and other authentication methods.The Brushtail Library Services Platform is a next-generation Open-Source application that allows your library to do more less:- less hardware.- less maintenance.- less cost.Brushtail is fully hosted and runs from your browser, so you can work from any computer with an Internet connection. The public PC's are connected and controlled by Brushtail via a unique ID & Password setting. The set-up costs are very minimal and the expert hosting, support and maintenance supplied by EvolvePlus is very low compared to other commercial pc management systems.

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Wireless Door Counters with Remote Data


Our battery powered wireless technology offers a reliable, user-friendly and affordable people counter solution. The door counter has 2 parts, a transmitter and receiver, which are positioned across the entry (max 6m) and generate a beam that is broken by people passing through.

The count data is transmitted every 10 seconds to our Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) unit that can be located anywhere within a range of up to 30m. Since the Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) unit requires an internet connection and a power point it is normally located under a service counter or in a back room. The Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) unit stores the count data and forwards it as data packets at regular intervals to our 'SensorServer™' reporting system.

The Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) is able to collect the counting data from up to 10 door counters. The Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) can be paired to operate with 3G Modem/Routers in remote areas and also able to be powered via POE (Power over Ethernet) devices.

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Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Power over Erthernet

Power over Ethernet or (PoE) is best described as networking that enables electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling. This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electrical power to devices. Our Sensor Network Gateway (SNG10E) device can be powered via the Ethernet point with the aid of a PoE splitter.

 

 

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Footfall counter - Battery operated micro unit




The Micro LCD Footfall Counter with its dimensions of only 85x53x16mm is one of the smallest people counters available anywhere in the world today. Whether it’s used to help a retail store determine their sales conversion ratio or a library keep track of their visitor count, the Micro LCD Screen Footfall Counter will help almost any type of business operate more efficiently.The incredibly small size of the Micro Display Footfall Counter makes it easy to mount to virtually any wall or door frame of up to 5 metres wide. The low power usage of the counters ensure that the single battery only has to be replaced once a year.The Footfall sensor has a side fire beam which means it will be installed flat on the wall or door frame using the double-sided high quality foam tape (supplied). The display can be read easily and counts reset to zero via a special tool which is provided. The display orientation can be modified so that the counter can be fixed to either side of the doorway.This  units can be setup in minutes and requires no ongoing maintenance.

Further details can be found from our information page.Contact us for pricing on the Micro Footfall Counter.

 

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Head Counts Made Easy

Event organizers, night clubs, recreation centres and venues will no longer have a hard time identifying the number of people in a certain place at any given time using our newest portable people counters. The digital display shows the current number of people in the room/venue by simply subtracting the number of people exiting from the number of people entering. The count number on the digital display constantly updates higher or lower depending on the number of people passing through the counter in either direction. Choose from our standard portable battery-operated LCD screen model or our advanced portable battery-operated USB/LCD Screen model.

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Summer Reading Club - coming this summer 1 Dec - 31 Jan


What is the Summer Reading Club? The Summer Reading Club is a FREE school holiday program with activities designed especially for children and young people. Public libraries across Australia invite children/teens and families to join the Summer Reading Club, which is led by State Library of Queensland and in partnership with ALIA. The 2015 Summer Reading Club: Lost Worlds will officially run from Tuesday, 1 December 2015 to Thursday, 31 January 2016.

My Reading List Are you one of the many libraries that will run a Summer Reading Club this year? Are you looking for a more creative way to track reading than the traditional paper-based reading logs you ask your participants to complete? Why not use the 'My Reading List' platform to run your reading club? How It Works Our tools will allow you to set up your library reading club program, complete with prizes/awards management, mediated reviews, badges and certificate printing, in a few simple clicks! Ask participants to sign up to your program, and you're off! Using 'My Reading List', kids and young people will be able to log books read directly, complete book reviews, read reviews by their peers, collect badges and print summary reports / certificates. Your participants will have fun and benefit from all the built-in 'My Reading List' features, and your library service will benefit with centralised collection of library evaluation data i.e. books read, participants registered etc.

A new feature for 2015 allows for multiple family members to join using the one email account.

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People Counters - USB Stick Model


Simple installation, low power usage and capability to operate in entrances up 6 metres wide are just some of the key features of the USB stick people counter

The people count data is simply collected by connecting any USB Stick to the counter via the supplied adapter cable. The read-out from the counter is a complete memory dump. The advanced viewing software ensures that only the newest data is ever uploaded therefore reducing the pressure to take 'final reads' to gain accurate daily/weekly/monthly/yearly figures. The data can be viewed and analyzed in table or graph form.

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Micro LCD Screen People Counter





The Micro LCD Screen People Counter with its dimensions of only 85x53x16mm is one of the smallest people counters available anywhere in the world today. Whether it’s used to help a retail store determine their sales conversion ratio or a library keep track of their visitor count, the Micro LCD Screen People Counter will help almost any type of business operate more efficiently.The incredibly small size of the Micro Display People Counter makes it easy to mount to virtually any wall or door frame of up to 5 metres wide. The low power usage of the counters ensure that the single battery only has to be replaced once a year.The People Counter sensor has a side fire beam which means it will be installed flat on the wall or door frame using the double-sided high quality foam tape (supplied). The display can be read easily and counts reset to zero via a special tool which is provided. The display orientation can be modified so that the counter can be fixed to either side of the doorway.This Counter can be setup in minutes and requires no ongoing maintenance.

Further details can be found from our information page.Contact us for terrific pricing on the Micro Display People Counter.

 

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Outdoor People Counters



Our LCD Screen Display People Counters are supplied with a robust IP54 rated casing. The popular outdoor people counter is available in either Unidirectional or Bidirectional footfall capture. The IP54 case ensures that the internal electronics are protected from the harsh outdoor elements. Our IP54 casings have a high level of protection against water and airborne particles like dust. The units require no maintenance other than battery changes and the 6 digit display is reset with the supplied magnet. Data collection is available by on-board display.

The counters can be supplied with metal brackets for easy installation.

For info visit: http://www.evolveplus.com.au/display-counters

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SIP2 Support For Room, Event & PC Bookings

The release of Brushtail Version 11 includes SIP2 integration providing an opportunity for Libraries and other organisations to only allow authenticated patrons/customers to make self-service Room, Event and PC Bookings. The Booking Software front-end is easy and intuitive for your patrons/clients to use and book, and you still have all the functionality in the back-end to manage the bookings.As our Booking Software can replace two or more systems typically used for event and resource bookings, it eliminates the need for staff to bounce between different platforms.

Elements of the suite include:

Room/Area booking management and reportingEvent listing, booking and managementPublic access PC booking managementConsole games listing, booking and management
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VuFind Discovery Layer


Resource discovery systems like VuFind have developed rapidly over the last few years and have now largely established themselves as the industry standard replacing the ‘traditional’ OPACs of the previous systems development cycle. The VuFind discovery system is inspired by internet search engines and social media and provides your library users with a universal search and discovery experience.With VuFind, you can now realise the previously illusory goal of the unified ‘single search interface’, and at the same time allowing for a personalised and interactive engagement between information seekers on the one hand, and library resources on the other. Find out more - don't be left behind!

Reference Sites:

Mornington Peninsula Library ServiceHobsons Bay Library ServiceBrimbank Library ServiceKingston Library Service

Screenshot Example: Displays live Author Bio Wikipedia feeds along with related subjects to enhance the user experience.

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