Pro Help & Support
we must make it clear that the software product OnTime Pro is the
property of Messrs Micronet Ltd of Israel and the name of Ontime
Systems Limited and that of the OnTime Pro software product is
Ontime Systems Limited are resellers of this product and are happy
to support existing and new users in the application of the software.
with most software products OnTime Pro has been the subject of
continuous development and this document is designed to explain the
differences that may be encountered between versions of the program.
until recently users were enabled to operate the original software
application OnTime Pro, that was supplied with the early Intagral
time terminals, by the presence of a "licence key" being
plugged into the rear of the computer running the software. This key,
known as a "HASP", supplied with the software is plugged
into the printer socket of the computer running the application and
to all intentional purpose is invisible to other applications using
any connected printer.
alternative licence key was sometimes supplied in the form of a USB
forms of licence keys were obligatory up to and including the
software version 1.4.9 of OnTime Pro
are a number of reason why users maybe unable to continue using HASP
licensed versions of the software not least because new replacement
computers are often supplied without the old printer sockets
sometimes known as "Centronics" ports after the first PC
printers supplied years ago. Sometimes people loose their HASP
purchase of these earlier systems the manufacturers have changed
their licensing method and now build the key into the Intagral
terminal making the HASP keys obsolete and virtually unavailable.
Terminals with embedded license keys always have model numbers with
the suffix "B" appended to the model number as in
NCLOCK101B or NCLOCK 520B,
versions of the OnTime Pro application, (1.6.0 onwards), require
regular connection to an Intagral terminal containing the licence key
whereby, at random intervals, the software checks the validity of the
license number in the clock. This random function allows users to
operate the software while it is not connected to a terminal.
Normally in a new installation this is no problem and users are
unaware of the activity. (Note: Some very early editions of 1.6.0
were supplied with none license embedded terminals and these
installation are licensed with Micronet via an internet connection as
all version 1.5.X were also licensed.)
Intagral clocks added to an existing system running OnTime Pro
versions 1.4.9 or earlier should work without problems although this
is not entirely true of either very old versions of the software or
where the Intagral Next/Plus range of terminals are concerned.
later versions of the HASP licensed software incorporated changes to
the communication part of the program and this became a separate
utility called up by the main application program (or other programs
written by third party system developers). This utility is called ClockComm.
some newer clocks are added to an old Ontime Pro system it may be
necessary to install the later version of the ClockComm program into
the folder of OnTime Pro in order to obtain the transaction listings
from all the Intagral clocks.
a new clock is installed to a system it is entirely possible to
upgrade the OnTime Pro program to a later version that does not
require a HASP license key. Operators should be aware that the
program now has a restriction of 250-employees using the system.
Versions of OnTime Pro prior to 1.5.0 have no restrictions as to