The Time Clock is a great option if you need a stand-alone swiping device for tracking attendance. There are several options for the base reader and communication with the attendance tracking software.
To record the attendance, you have 4 options:
In addition, you can allow students to sign in by keying in their ID number on the keypad.
The Time Clock comes with:
IMPORTANT: The clocks offer an optional WiFi module. We have found the Ethernet connection to be superior to the WiFi connection with these time clocks, thus we highly recommend you use the Ethernet connection instead of WiFi. While the WiFi connection worked perfectly at our office, it did not work too well at some college campuses due to having multiple AP (wireless Access Points) with the same SSID in range. In many cases this environment caused the time clock to switch between APs too often which affected its performance or even made it unusable. This is why we recommend you use Ethernet instead of WiFi. If you need to use the time clock with WiFi for some reason, we strongly recommend that you order one time clock and test its performance with your WiFi network before committing to a large order.
You have four types of readers to choose from. Each type has a base price as shown below:
|Base Reader Type||Price (US$)|
|Proximity (generic 125 KHz RFID )||$260|
In addition to the base Time Clock, you can add any of the following options:
|Time-clock Add-on Modules and Options||Add-on Cost|
|Power over Ethernet (POE) Adapter - 12V||$45|
|12V DC power supply||$34|
|12V DC battery backup||$50|
|Proximity Cards (RFID). Minimum quantity applies.||$0.90 each|
|Proximity Key Fobs. Minimum quantity applies.||$1.00 each|
The Time Clock is a hardware device that records the ID number of the person signing in and the time the sign-in occurred. You still need software to download the swipes from the Time Clock, resolve the swipes to their associated person, and to generate the attendance reports. There are other things involved in making use of the Time Clock. Without software, the Time Clock is pretty much useless.
The following Engineerica software currently supports the Time Clock:
In addition, it is possible to add Time-Clock support in the the following Engineerica software - contact us to discuss:
The wall-mounted Time Clocks are built to order at their factory. There is a lead time of 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Please take this into consideration for your planning. Sometimes the manufacturer will have some standard-built time clock available in stock for small quantity testing. These can be shipped once the factory processes the order. Contact us for current information on turn-around time for your particular order.
The Time Clock is a third-party product. Our software will communicate with the Time Clock, but we do not have any control over its software (firmware). Also we do not have access to the clock's advanced programming settings, which are protected with a password. Only the clock's manufacturer has this access. For these reasons, support for the clocks is provided directly by the manufacturer's support department. We do not provide support for the clocks.
Since the Time Clocks are built to order, the order cannot be cancelled once in production. Also no returns allowed on the Time Clocks. These are the policies of the factory that builds these clocks, so we are unable to make exceptions. Because of this, we highly recommend that you start by ordering one Time Clock for testing with your software. Once you have verified it works well for your purposes, then order the rest of the Time Clocks.
All hardware carries a 1 Year return-to-factory warranty.
Contact us to order or if you have any questions.