News Briefs: HandPunch 2000 Adds Schlage EN-200 Ethernet Option

Feb. 1, 2010
Using biometrics to automate the collection of time and attendance data can reduce buddy punching and and payroll error.

The new EN-200 Ethernet Communications Module from Schlage lets HP 2000 HandPunch hand geometry terminal users communicate with a host computer over their already installed Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) via TCP/IP.

“This can greatly reduce installation and communications costs by taking advantage of a company’s existing data network,” emphasizes Jon Mooney, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Biometrics Solutions general manger. “Installation is further simplified because the module is completely internal to the HP 2000 terminal, eliminating the need for an additional power supply.”

The HandPunch 2000 has two user-definable data management keys that let organizations collect data as employees punch. Common uses include department transfers, tips collected, job codes, or pay codes. Multi-level data entry sequences may be defined. Organizations can also set the data management keys to allow employees to review their past punches. To reduce keystrokes, the keys can also be set to automatically enter data such as a frequently used department number or in/out status. The HandPunch 2000 holds 5120 transactions and handles up to 512 users.

Using biometrics to automate the collection of time and attendance data can reduce buddy punching (one employee clocking in or out for another), manual data review and correction time, and payroll error. HandPunch terminals are used in more biometric time and attendance systems than any other biometric technology. Over 6 million people throughout the world clock in and out of work with a hand geometry reader. Deployed properly, the HandPunch can deliver a payback in fewer than nine months.

The EN-200 Ethernet Communications Module can also be installed in HandPunch 3000 or HandPunch 4000 terminals. The module is already installed in the HandPunch 1000E and HandPunch 3000E.

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