SPOT, a companion system that integrates seamlessly with CASSIE, allows you to manage patron devices that are
used on your network. You can offer print management, access control with authentication, usage and printing statistics
reporting, dynamic content filter control and bandwidth control. All staff functions are accessed from the same
user interface as the CASSIE functions.
SPOT offers easy-to-use printing for your patrons, using the native printing mechanism within their device's
operating system. There is no app download and configuration, no conversion to PDF, no emailing of files or uploading to
a website, and all of the print job data stays within your network. SPOT uses the same print release station (either
staff-assisted or self-service) that you have deployed for CASSIE, and patrons can pay for and release jobs issued from their
device or from your public computer stations from the same screen.
You can choose to enforce that each user on your network is a valid patron in good-standing, or you can choose
to allow any user to start a session. If you do require credentials, SPOT can be configured to use the same authentication
mechanism that CASSIE uses.
With SPOT, you can collect the data that you may have been missing, so you can tell the whole story of the
resource utilization within your library. SPOT can collect and report statistics on session usage and printed page counts.
Optionally, you can configure the system to capture patron-identifiable data, if required for auditing by your ISP or
for correlation with logs related to a security event.
Dynamic Filter Control
SPOT can dynamically set the web content filter profile applied to a patron's session, based upon your age/class
policies. See the Dynamic Filter Control
topic for more details.
If you need to set download or upload bandwidth limits to ensure that each user has a good experience on your
network, SPOT can help with that. You may define any number of bandwidth profiles and assign them to users based upon
age/class rules. Staff may change the bandwidth profile on any session at any time during the session, remotely from any