businesses start out without need of staff attendance recording
clocks but as numbers grow paper systems become unwieldy and fraught
with inaccurate records that can, in extreme circumstances, be
disputed. The immediate answer sometimes appears to be the
installation of a simple conventional time clock.
are a host of cheap and cheerful clocks available and many that will
extol the virtues of lowest price etc. We, at Ontime Systems Ltd,
appreciate the value and importance of reliable record keeping once
it has been implemented into a business regime. Therefore, we only
offer a selected reputable range of recorders of proven quality that
we can support into the future rather than chop and change every time
a new "cheapy" appears.
type of equipment is relatively restricted although a number of
Legacy Systems are still available. Generally Self-Calculating Clocks
fall into two categories those that stand alone and print results
onto a conventional clock card while others link to line printers
either internally fitted or externally connected. Some of these
recorders link to Personal Computers and are enabled by special
communication programs that set-up the clocks and receive / print
reports albeit that the computations have been achieved within the
clock system itself.
clocks have the benefit of instant reporting to the employee using
the system but the down side is that they are usually restricted to a
limited number of users and short periods of reconciliation.
Linked & Portable Time Clocks
is a similar type of equipment to that of self calculating and
sometimes spans those systems as well as providing a different
approach by way of collecting data with a USB memory module or Flash
Ram Module. Some of these clocks use a bar coded paper card as the
basis of registration and other some form of plastic card, token or
even finger print scanning. Usually the data files captured onto the
memory media is transferred by hand to an appropriate computer system
and further software or spreadsheets are used to display the records.
based systems offer a broad range of functionality with little
restraint on numbers of people or clocks connected to a system. Most
systems comprise of some data capture terminals used by employees
making registrations by way of an identifying token. Tokens range
from simple Magnetic Swipe cards, Bar Coded cards, Punch Coded cards
or Proximity Tokens that are simply passed close to the terminals to
achieve a registration. Some finger scanning systems are also
available usually associated with a token or PIN code technology for
computer based systems collect, collate and calculate employee
registrations using rules set-up by management within a suitable
application program. Application Programs vary in complexity some
producing simple weekly or period reports whereas others commonly
pass the results of the initial computation to a database from where
a report generator can produce multitudinous reports based on search criteria.
computer based system's Application Programs are modular and are
priced on the basis of numbers of employees / data terminals, numbers
of user / computer terminals and functional modules like Attendance
Recording, Job Time Recording / Cost Centre attribution and Access
Control. Most have a Personnel Record database availability and some
form of data-link to popular payroll programs and spreadsheet packages.
time to time we have available ex-demonstration equipment,
superseded models, returned rental equipment, new promotional lines
or very creditable value for money equipment. We bring these items to
your attention as they may not be available for long and could be
subject to promotion on E-bay or other publicised outlets.
may be surprised at the Other Products with which we are involved
and have expertise. These range from Security Patrol Clocks, Master
Clocks and Systems, Documentation Time Stamping, Commercial (Radio
Controlled) Display Clocks, Outside Weatherproof Clocks, Time Signal
Sounders and Identity Systems.
are systems that are no longer manufactured but that we continue to
support and sometimes supply as second user equipment. In a fast
moving technical world often these systems are still valid in user
terms but manufactures feel the need to move on. Where manufactures
and some suppliers are unable to support such equipment we are happy
to do so as long as we have the expertise and where-with-all to do
so. If your particular bit of kit is not listed then <Contact-us>