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David-Link Biometric Time Clocks – A No-Brainer For Businesses

Posted by: Office Zone on January 24th, 2013

David-Link Biometric Time ClocksIf you need a time clock for your new business, need to replace a broken time clock or are simply looking to upgrade, you need to seriously consider using a David-Link biometric time clock (found here). Having used these time clocks myself, and considering the extremely low price point, I recommend these for just about any size business. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider buying one.

Here are just a few reasons why I highly recommend David-Link time clocks:

Price – When I say these time clocks are affordable, I’m not kidding. You simply are not going to find a comparable model with the same features for the same price. Keep in mind that all versions of the W-988 and W-1288 are equipped with biometric and pin technology. They all include software and they all make it possible to run reports and easily view data on hours worked.

Biometrics – Biometric technology, when implemented correctly, is one of the best features to have in a time clock. It stops buddy punching dead in its track. You literally have to be present to sign in and out of work. This also means you don’t have to worry about illegible time sheets, fraud, lost time badges and other quirks that make time clocks such a pain.

Unlike other biometric time clocks that require you to slide your finger and are plagued by temperature issues, the David-Link time clocks require that you simply touch the scanner. I have used PTI biometric time clocks that required me to slide my finger multiple times in order to work. I have thoroughly tested these time clocks and it reads my finger the first time, ever time.

Proximity Capabilities – The “P” versions of the David-Link time clocks also include the ability to read proximity cards. The “P” versions (W-988P / W-1288P) come with 10 proximity cards in the box, but additional cards may be ordered. If you don’t like biometrics, buy a “P” version and use it for its proximity card reading capabilities.

Huge Database Support – All of these time clocks have the ability to store up to 3,000 fingerprints and they can all hold up to 50,000 log records.

David-Link DLTMS Software – The software included with these time clocks allows you to run a variety of different reports and will even allow you to export the data into an Excel spreadsheet that can then be imported into many payroll programs such as Quickbooks.

USB & Network Integration – All versions of the David-Link time clocks come with a USB flash drive that can be used to download data to later be used with the David Link DLTMS software on a computer. All of these can also be directly connected to a computer with a USB cable and all can be wired into the local area network (LAN) via an Ethernet cable.

This diagram illustrates the connectivity capabilities of these time clocks:

David-Link Network & USB Capabilities

Remote Access – The W-1288PB has the ability to be accessed remotely over the Internet via another computer / laptop that is running the David Link DLTMS software. This is a huge plus as there is no monthly fee required to do this.

Included in the Box: These time clocks include the software, the biometric time recorder itself, a USB drive, a USB capable, a power adapter and include free tech support.

So what is the difference between all the versions of the David-Link time clocks? To begin with, the W-988 and W-1288 models are functionally the same. The only difference is the W-988 models have a monochrome white backlit screen, where the W-1288 use a full color TFT LCD with a more user friendly menu for navigation purposes. If the model is followed by a P, it has proximity card reading capabilities. If it is followed by a PB, it has proximity card reading and a battery backup. There you go! Here is a visual representation of the differences that may help better highlight what they can do:

Fingerprint
Identification
Additional RFID
Card Identification
Backup
Battery
LCD
Display Type
Port Forwarding for
Remote Access of
Attendance Reports
W-988 N/A N/A White Backlight N/A
W-988P N/A White Backlight N/A
W-988PB White Backlight N/A
W-1288 N/A N/A TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation
N/A
W-1288P N/A TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation
N/A
W-1288PB TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation

In conclusion, I just have to say that I highly recommend these time clocks. They really are a great value and the quality is very nice. If you have additional questions about these time clocks and the software they use, please give us a call at 1-800-543-5454. One of our Time Clock Specialists should be able to help you out. Have you used a David-Link time clock? Post your experience here as a comment! You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

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Best Deal In Town – David Link Biometric Time Clocks

Posted by: Office Zone on October 22nd, 2012

Biometric Time Clocks from David-LinkIf your business is in need of a reliable time management system, and you really like the benefits biometrics has to offer, you should seriously consider investing in a David-Link time clock system (found here). David-Link manufactures some of the cheapest (and arguably some of the best) biometric time clock systems available. To date, there are six systems you may want to consider depending on what your business needs.

I have personally spoken with many customers about biometric time clocks including those made by David-Link. Here are some of the most common questions I have been given over the past five years.

  • What is biometrics? Biometric time clocks use a hand or a finger to log an employee in and out of work. No badges are required and biometric time clocks almost completely eliminate fraud such as buddy punching. There is also no security risk or cost associated with a lost badge or card. Older clocks required a finger to be swiped, but David-Link has adopted a “touch” system that is far more accurate and does not need repeated attempts to read the finger correctly.
  • Are there any monthly costs? David-Link time clocks do not have any monthly subscription. When you pay for the machine, you receive everything you need to get it up and running.
  • How does this save your business money? For one, time logged is accurate and precise. The time clock itself adds up the time, eliminating human error. It also eliminates a lot of fraud associated with traditional time clocks.
  • How is data accessed? Data can be accessed directly from the time clock itself or it can be exported onto an included USB drive. Computers can also be attached to the time clock using a USB cable or a network cable.
  • Can multiple time clocks be used together? Yes, multiple time clocks can be used together.
  • What comes with the system? David-Link time clocks include the clock, software, customer support, a USB drive, power adapter and a USB cable. Proximity card versions also include 10 proximity cards.
  • Can data be imported into payroll management software? Our David-Link time clocks are not directly compatible with payroll software programs like Quickbooks, but they export data into an MS Excel format that can then be imported into Quickbooks and other payroll management programs.
  • Can data be remotely accessed if away from the office? Only the David-Link W-1288PB (found here) can be accessed remotely via another computer. The included software allows for the W-1288PB to be accessed via an IP address making it possible to export data and use it as if the remote computer was connected directly to it.

So what are the differences between the six different versions of the David-Link time clocks?  Here is a chart that shows you just what the differences are between the different models.

Fingerprint
Identification
Additional RFID
Card Identification
Backup
Battery
LCD
Display Type
Port Forwarding for
Remote Access of
Attendance Reports
W-988 N/A N/A White Backlight N/A
W-988P N/A White Backlight N/A
W-988PB White Backlight N/A
W-1288 N/A N/A TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation
N/A
W-1288P N/A TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation
N/A
W-1288PB TFT LCD with more
user friendly menu
navigation

It a nutshell, David-Link time clocks like the W-1288 and the W-988 (found here) are an excellent value. Other competitors and comparable machines don’t even come close when it comes to support, accessories offered and price. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-543-5454 for answers to your questions.

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Reviewed: David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock

Posted by: Office Zone on August 26th, 2011

David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time ClockEmployee time management technology has come a long way from the days when Fred Flintstone would stick a piece of slate rock into a pterodactyl’s chomping mouth. And the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock is at the forefront of new time clock technology.  In a business environment where human resource and payroll roll managers need a time clock that can do more than just record when an employee punches in and out, the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock delivers.

The David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock has several benefits for both the employees that use it to clock in and out, and the human resource and payroll managers that require advanced time administration features. For the employees, the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Cock offers several different options for clocking in and out, including using a proximity card reader, a number pad and a biometric finger scanner. The biometric finger scanner is especially advantageous for companies that have a problem with buddy punches.

For human resource managers and payroll officers, the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock can either download the employee records stored in the time clock directly to a computer or to a flash drive. The David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock can also generate several different reports to monitor labor hours used.  These reports include punches for clock in/out, lunch, breaks, overtime, holidays & absences. The administrator can also edit, add or delete records, as well as customize the settings of the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock to determine how employee is accounted for.

The W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock is a product of David-Link, which is owned by the NIBO Corporation. They’ve been specializing in designing and manufacturing time and attendance systems, as well as door access control devices and other office equipment for over 15 years.  Their website says that for 5 years they’ve been researching and developing technology to make biometric time clocks more user-friendly and affordable. These advances are evident compared to older biometric time clock models.

The David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock is a good option for mid-sized businesses, stores, schools, government agencies, manufacturing plants or large corporations with a high number of employees.  The David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock is able to store up to 3,000 fingerprint records and 50,000 log records. It also includes its own time management system so there’s no need to purchase additional software. The David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock mounts easily to the wall for convenient access by employees.

Along with sparing the employees the need to stick their hand in a pterodactyl’s mouth, the David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock also eliminates the need for employees to slide their fingers across the scanner when using the biometric scanner.  The new technology simplifies things by have the employee only touch the scanner with their finger and in one second their name appears on the digital screen confirming their identity and the time of the punch.

You can purchase the 1288PB Biometric Employee Time Clock at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of employee time clocks here.

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David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock Review

Posted by: Office Zone on August 12th, 2011

David-Link W-988 Biometric Time ClockA common complaint among users of electronic time clocks is that employees are always forgetting their id numbers or lose their proximity cards. Customers who choose the David-Link W-988 time clock will be able to avoid these headaches. The David-Link W-988 is a biometric time clock that is operated by the employee scanning their finger on the time clock. So unless the biometric time clock is being used on a Bering Sea crab boat or in a high school shop class there should be few issues with employees forgetting or misplacing their clock-in fingers.

While not always ideal for businesses with high accident/dismember rates, the David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock is a perfect choice for small to midsize offices, retail stores, government agencies, schools, most manufacturing plants and other businesses with up to 300 employees. The David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock mounts easily to the wall for convenient access.

The David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock has a lot of features to also simplify the work for the payroll and human resources staff that process the time clock information.  The user can either connect the David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock directly to a computer or network to download the employee records stored in the time clock, or the information can be downloaded to a flash drive.

The David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock can also generate several different reports to monitor labor hours used.  These reports include punches for clock in/out, lunch, breaks, overtime, holidays & absences. The administrator can also edit, add or delete records, as well as customize the settings of the David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock to governing how the employee time will be accounted for. This means the administrator can set the clock to round off the time, or to send alerts if someone clocks in too early or is milking the clock like a dairy farmer.

The W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock is a product of David-Link, which is owned by the NIBO Corporation. They’ve been specializing in designing and manufacturing time and attendance systems, as well as door access control devices and other office equipment for over 15 years.  Their website says that for 5 years they’ve been researching and developing technology to make biometric time clocks more user-friendly and affordable. These advances are evident compared to older biometric time clock models.

The David-Link W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock eliminates the need for employees to slide their fingers across the scanner.  The new technology requires that employees only touch the scanner and in less than a second their name appears on the digital screen to confirm their identity and their time punch.  For those companies with employees that still prefer to use proximity cards, or have an inordinate number of fingerless employees, the cards are still an option for this model. The administrator features also make the W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock a better choice than older, clunkier models.

You can purchase The W-988 Biometric Employee Time Clock at Office Zone. You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

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uAttend CB1000 Web-Based Time Clock Review

Posted by: Office Zone on August 3rd, 2011

uAttend CB1000 Employee Time ClockIn the contemporary electronic culture we live in people bank online, shop online, learn online, they even date and marry online. So isn’t it only natural that people should clock in to work online too? Web-based time keeping is the brave new world offered by the uAttend CB1000 time management system.

The uAttend CB1000 Employee Time Clock System is a web based time clock that allows employees to clock in for work using a computer, smart phone, tablet or other web browsing device.  For the employees who still like to go old school, they can still use the time clock machine to punch in/out. The uAttend CB1000 time clock system is a handy time management solution for companies that employee tele-commuters, an outside sales team, multiple locations, or even an organization housed in a very large building that makes using a central time clock impractical.

The uAttend CB1000 Employee Time Clock System has several features that make it preferable to a traditional time clock, or a time management system that is tethered to a single computer or specific client based software. The uAttend CB1000 uses the new cloud computing technology. This means that along with employees being able to clock in and out from almost anywhere the business owners, human resource managers, or payroll specialists also have the flexibility of doing time and attendance anywhere and at anytime.  All the time management data from each source feeds into a central cloud system where it is instantly aggregated for easy online editing and reconciliation.

This is a video demo of the uAttend CB1000:

Human resource managers and payroll managers who are slowly but surely trying to free themselves of cumbersome and inefficient paper punch card systems, or convoluted software packages will appreciate the ease and simplicity offered by the uAttend CB1000 time management system.   The uAttend CB1000 can handle an unlimited number of employees, so there is no need to pay extra for additional licenses.

The convenience of this web-based time keeping system is its biggest selling point. Authorized personnel are able to login to the website from any internet access location to view hours, run payroll reports, make necessary changes and manage the system. They’ll also appreciate the ease they can export the data to an external payroll company or to their organizations internal payroll system.

A possible turn off for some consumers will be the need to sign up for a membership to use the uAttend CB1000, and other uAttend products. The upside is that users don’t need to sign any long-term contracts. And according to uAttend, the total cost of ownership for a CB1000 is typically 20 – 40% less than the total cost of ownership for a comparable time clock over the course of three years. So you may be able to recoup membership costs over that time. Their lifetime warranty also offers full replacement of any equipment that’s damaged.

You can get the uAttend CB1000 time clock hardware you’ll need to get started at Office Zone. You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

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Uattend CB2000 Web Time Clock Review

Posted by: Office Zone on June 8th, 2011

Uattend CB2000 Time ClockHave you been looking around online for the perfect time clock, only to find they can be very confusing and insufficient for your needs?  Time clocks can certainly be a frustrating thing to shop for.  If you need one that takes simplicity to a new level, while at the same time using the most advanced technology out there today, you should consider the CB2000 from Uattend.

Uattend’s philosophy regarding how punching in and out is fantastic.  It is also a company that values their customers.  They offer free life-time customer service, free technical support, free machine replacements (this is huge), unlimited employees, and many other great things.

Uattend really has revolutionized the time clock industry.  The amount of unique qualities the CB 2000 has over traditional clocks are vast.  I have outlined the key features I like most about this new machine.

  • – Easy setup.  The CB2000 is a plug and play machine.  Too simple to be true?  No so!  Because it is a web-based system, the setup literally takes less than 5 minutes.  The best part is there aren’t any network configurations to be made, making your life that much easier.
  • – Wireless punch in and out.  The best thing about the CB 2000 is you can access the information anywhere, anytime, 24/7.  As long as your location has Wi-Fi capability, your employees can clock in, and you can manage their time efficiently.
  • – No need for software or constant software upgrades.  This can be an extremely frustrating thing to deal with.  Most time clocks come with the ability to accommodate 25-50 employees.  However, if you ever grow beyond that, you need to purchase additional software.  Sometimes you’re even stuck purchasing mandatory training videos, and many other things that don’t come with the time clock itself.  The CB 2000 does not require any software at all.
  • – Payroll Integration.  The way the CB 2000 is setup allows for simply and quick transfer of employee data to your payroll software.

One thing that is also unique with this machine is the monthly subscription fee required to continually run the service.  This can certainly seem like a deterrent.  However, the price for the actual time clock is extremely low, costing only $205.00.  When you take into account all the free services they offer, the lack of software and software upgrades, it evens out rather quickly.  There is no contract involved, so you can cancel at any time without any penalties.

This is a video demo covering the Uattend CB2000 time clock:

You can find more information about the Uattend CB 2000 time clock here. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-543-5454 with any questions.

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David-Link W-1288 Time Clock Review

Posted by: Office Zone on May 20th, 2011

David-Link W-1288 Biometric Time ClockTime clocks come in many varieties, and it can be a challenge to know which one is right for your organization.  If you’re looking for a great machine, with up to date technology, an easy interface, and one with an included software that calculates everything for you automatically, a great model to consider is the W-1288 biometric time clock by David-Link.  This review will focus on the highlights of this model, as well as explain why it is a superior choice among models in the same price range.

For the price of $438.00, it’s difficult to find a machine that has a biometric finger log-in system.  You’ll never need to worry about your employees punching in for their friends (buddy punching), nor will you have to worry about employees loosing their swipe cards.  Hopefully they can keep track of their fingers.  And if not, they at least have 10 of them!

Once you have the employee set up in the system with their individual print, it is simply a matter of them placing their finger in the biometric slot to clock in, out, in, out, as many times as needed throughout the day.  Not only that, but instead of swiping a finger like the older style clocks, you simple place your finger on the scanner and it reads it instantly.  Many other clocks that use the old swipe system are finicky and cause the employee to be stuck at the clock swiping minute after minute.

The W-1288 does not require a computer connection to operate, but it is ideal.  It’s not designed for outdoor use.  However, the software is included with the purchase, providing you with everything you need right up front.  Some clocks require lots of other options and accessories to operate, but this model is quick, easy, and accurate right out of the box.  The navigation through the setup of each employee is also simple and easy.

While looks aren’t everything, they sure can add value to a machine.  This model has a very modern design, the coolest thing being the full color LCD screen.  The screen makes it super easy to view everything on display.

A few other great features include a 3,000 fingerprint capacity, a log capacity of up to 50,000, a one year warranty, and an optional battery back-up.  It is also available in the following languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

The only draw back this model does not have yet is the ability to import the data from the software directly into Quickbooks or other similar software.  However, this is something David Link plans on implementing down the road.

So, if you have a small or large business of around 50 employees, and you’re looking for a very modern time clock with a biometric scanner, then this is definitely the way to go.  Here is a link to view more information about the David Link W-1288 biometric time clock. You can find a list of all our time clocks here.

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How Does the Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 Signature Capture Pad Work?

Posted by: Morgan on April 29th, 2011

Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 Signature Capture PadQuestion

Topaz SigLite 1 X 5 (SL Series) Signature Capture Tablet. How does this device work? Can it plug into a computer and as signatures are written onto the device, it will save onto the computer? What type of file are the signatures saved as?

Arica R.

Answer

The Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 signature capture pad digitally captures signatures for a variety of applications. This particular signature pad may be integrated with software such as Microsoft Office, MS Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs and Internet applications. Signature capture pads can be used to sign contracts, forms etc. Signatures are digitally captured and stored in an image file format.

The SigLite 1X5 T-S460 is available in a serial port or USB model. The serial port versions will eventually be phased out by Topaz since USB is the popular computer connection in the industry. The SigLite 1X5 is typically used by banks and credit unions, retailers, insurance agents, government agencies, loan and leasing services, pharmacies, application service providers, human resource departments and more.

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Need An Employee Time Clock

Posted by: Morgan on April 20th, 2011

Acroprint ES900 Atomic Time Clock SystemQuestion

Hi,

Could you please recommend an electronic sturdy side-punch time clock that automatically handles month and time changes? It would be stored in an outdoor tent and used to track time for farm workers. Our budget is not much over $300.

Thank you so much!

Kendall S.

Answer

We recommend the Acroprint ES900 Atomic employee time clock. This employee time clock is simple to set up and use, and never needs to be reset. That’s because the unit comes complete with a perpetual internal calendar that automatically adjusts the date, including daylight savings time adjustments.

The ES900 LCD display is easy to read and shows the time, date and day of the week. The unit’s clear cover makes it easy for employees to align their time cards for accurate punching. Left- or right-sided punching is possible. The ES900 Atomic Time Clock System boasts a three-year internal battery for accurate back up of critical payroll information.

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Customized Messages with Acroprint ETC Time Date Stamp

Posted by: Morgan on March 31st, 2011

Acroprint ETC Time and Date StampQuestion

To Whom It May Concern:

I am inquiring about the Amano PIX-15 Electronic Time Recorder is it possible to request a personal set message for the machine? We would like to see if we are able to have the machine say “Received by Haas Automation Human Resources” or “Received by Human Resources”?

Thank you for your time and respond,

Nancy A.

Answer

The Amano PIX-15 Electronic Time Recorder unfortunately cannot be modified to print your personal message. However, you can record time and imprint a customized message with the Acroprint ETC Time and Date Stamp. Optional engraved plates let you imprint specific information on forms. The unit provides an efficient, cost effective way to register important documents with vital information such as the year, month, date and time. The heavy-duty ETC Time and Date Stamp is engineered to handle thousands of print registrations per day.

The ETC time stamp is basically an automatic print recorder. You simply insert a document, trip the auto sensor and the information you need is embedded onto the paper. The unit’s type wheels deliver a sharp clean imprint that will penetrate multiple copies.