The Topaz™ handheld software has four main functions.
1) In inventory mode it is possible to scan for example books on one shelf and create a transfer list of those items.
2) In search mode where a list of items are exported from the library system to the handled unit, or manually input from the handheld keyboard. When you are scanning the shelves with the handheld it notifies you when it finds an item from that list.
3) In weeding mode and it works as reverse to search mode. An item list is uploaded to the handheld that for example should be on one shelf. When you are scanning that shelf it notifies you if it finds an item which is not on the list. In this way it is possible to remove the items which are in the wrong places.
4) In AFI/EAS search mode books can be (de)activated, one by one or in bulk, or (re)programmed to change AFI codes.
The Topaz™ system includes Topaz™ Manager software for staff computers. It allows wireless transfer of item lists between the computer and handheld units. If a WLAN connection is not available, item lists can also be transferred via USB.