New Biometric Terminals For Employee Self-Service From Accu-Time Systems

Accu-Time Systems, the leading global provider of biometric and non-biometric workforce management tools, has announced the immediate availability of the new Universal Series of terminals.  This innovative range of workforce management and time and attendance terminals feature larger, full colour touchscreen displays, faster processors and rugged keypads as well as offering different card and biometric reader options.  They will deliver significant efficiency improvements in diverse employee self-service and standard time and attendance applications.

According to Accu-Time Systems:  “These innovative devices meet the growing needs of our software development partners and end user customers providing high levels of flexibility, expandability and compatibility with different IT environments.  They will streamline workforce management processes and deliver significant savings in a wide range of market sectors.

There are three different terminals in the new Universal Series: FLEXpoint, PEOPLEpoint and SMARTpoint.  With large 10” or 7” widescreen touch displays, they provide clear and easy reading of employee schedules, training or message videos and other information.  The terminals also offer Braille and backlit keypads, area LED lighting, speakers, microphone and a built-in camera that provides facial recognition options should additional identity verification be required.

The Universal Series provides high levels of employee self-service functionality.  The terminals enable timecard authorisation to be adopted to increase accuracy and minimise disputes concerning incorrect payslips.  They also allow workforce planning processes such as managing changes to working schedules and booking holidays to be streamlined.  In addition, links to mobile phone-based workforce management and employee self-service applications enable work schedules to be downloaded direct to smartphones.

The latest patented multispectral imaging technology is used to provide exceptional biometric performance regardless of the environment or the user’s skin condition.  Multiple wavelengths of light are used to capture surface information as well as data from capillaries situated about 1mm below the skin surface.  As the pattern of these structures is identical to the surface print, this provides more reliable and accurate reads even when the surface print is obscured by dirt or water or is damaged.   Capacitive or e-Field biometric finger readers are also available as are a variety of magnetic, RFID, proximity, mag stripe and barcode card readers.

The Universal Series will operate in SaaS or on-premise environments with Wi-Fi, Ethernet or cellular connectivity.  The terminals are compatible with application languages such as Java, Python and Android running on Windows Embedded, Linux and Android operating systems giving greater flexibility in the development process.  They are available in standard colours including white, blue, black and silver or can be specified with any custom colour to meet corporate branding guidelines.