Public Libraries and Universities
Widely used within education and public libraries, MyPC allows users to view computer availability and make online reservations via a smartphone, tablet or computer. This creates a self-service environment, drastically reducing staff involvement. MyPC eliminates the need for paper-based booking systems or spreadsheets and is fully customisable to incorporate your organisation’s colours and logos.
Despite staff and users largely operating from home this year, MyPC has worked to ensure their return to work/class is as safe as possible. As such, we’ve now added a new Preparation Time feature which gives the option to place temporary restrictions on booking a computer until they have been properly cleaned and prepared.
FILTER BOOKABLE COMPUTERS
Where you have a variety of hardware or software offerings, intuitive search filters enable users to easily locate their computer of choice.
PROMOTE FAIR USAGE
MyPC promotes fair usage by determining how often and how long each user is allowed. Restrictions can be tightened during peak times and relaxed when demand for computers is low to optimise PC utilisation.
MyPC enables staff to send messages easily, even anonymously, to any computer user. Whether you use predefined or open text messages, there is no need to physically approach users. Possible confrontations are avoided, cultivating a more studious environment.
Integrates with your library management system to inform users of their library fines and outstanding items and even ban them from reserving a computer until they have addressed the issue. This helps you to get books back on time for other users and reduce costs incurred in sending postal reminders.
Comprehensive reports identify computers that are under or over utilised ensuring the optimum return on investment for your hardware.
WEB BASED USAGE STATISTICS
MyPC provides comprehensive web-based reports, available in a variety of formats including CSV. Anyone who needs statistics can receive them daily, weekly or monthly, delivered automatically by email.
Print or automatically send email booking receipts to users confirming their bookings.
END USER AUTHENTICATION
MyPC supports end-user authentication against your network directory (including Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, RM or LDAP) or your library management system and does not replace your logon mechanism or require the use of generic or “service” accounts.
Power up workstations at opening time using Wake-on-LAN and power them down at closing.
MULTIPLE BROWSER SUPPORT
MyPC supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.
MyPC also includes booking options for iPhone, android and other smartphones including tablets.
MYPC MAPS MODULE
MyPC Maps provides a simple way to design and present a floor plan of your chosen site(s) to clearly illustrate the location and availability of your bookable PCs. Scrolling maps can now also be set up to reflect multiple maps of different locations on the one screen.