David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time Clock Review

David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Employee Time ClockAre you in need of an accurate biometric employee time clock? If you are, you may want to check out the newest kid on the block. The David-Link W-1288PB is a biometric clock (found here) that is accurate, affordable and easy to use. I have had a chance to use this time clock and this is my review.

To begin with, the David-Link W-1288PB is a great looking clock. It is the top of the line version of the W-1288. The PB means it can read proximity cards and has a battery backup. It is well laid out, aesthetically pleasing and fits right in with existing office décor. The green-lit finger scanner almost looks like something from a sci-fi movie. It even talks to you. Welcome to the year 2010.

The screen is a beautiful full-color LCD screen. You really don’t see that kind of quality in time clocks. You’re usually lucky if you can get a monochrome backlit screen. By using the screen, and the control panel buttons, you can easily guide your way through the navigation to set things up.

The navigation will allow you to add employees, view time worked, set up the time display and determine the time tracking method you would like to use. The W-1288PB isn’t just a biometric time clock.

In the menu you can opt to log time via the control panel (password entry), biometric finger reading, proximity card scanning or a combination thereof. I’m not aware of any other time clocks out there that are biometric, proximity card and pass code capable in one single machine.

The menu and display aren’t the only great things about this time clock. It also has the ability to store data (up to 3,000 users and 50,000 time logs) locally or be attached to a computer. It’s your choice. If a computer isn’t around, you can easily use it as a stand-alone time clock.

Interfacing with a computer can be done any of three different ways. The first is via a USB cable and a computer. The second is via an Ethernet cable (either via RS485 or TCP/IP). The third way is to use the included USB storage device to export data from the time clock and import it to the computer. Time management software is included with the W-1288PB.

Finger reading is very easy. Past biometric time clocks that I have used require you to slide your finger. Not the W-1288PB. All you have to do is place your finger on the scanner, wait a split second, and you’re done. There’s no need to worry about re-scans either. The W-1288PB does a very good job of reading your finger on the first try.

Overall I am very impressed with the features found in the David-Link W-1288PB. It seems to be well-built, well laid out and is feature rich. You can find the David-Link W-1288PB employee biometric time clock here. You can find our entire selection of David-Link time clocks here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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