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My Time, Date and Text Stamp Is Too Loud. Help!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Document Stamping MachineIf you have ever heard a time, date or text stamp in use, you may have noticed that they can be a bit loud. There is a reason for this. These stamping machines use a great deal of force to slam that crash head against a ribbon (or using ink) to create a clear and precise stamp on a sheet of paper. These very stamps are often used to not only stamp, but impress information through carbon / carbonless multi-sheet forms. So is there anything that can be done to make these machines a little quieter? I would like to offer a few suggestions. You can find our document stamping machines here.

About a week ago we had a customer contact us regarding the Widmer T-3 time stamp (found here). They said that the stamp, while working perfectly, was producing a lot of noise. It was enough of a concern that they felt it was affecting operations of the employees by creating too much of a distraction. They wanted a few suggestions on quieting the stamp. Widmer was kind enough to provide us with some solid options.

At ABC Office we currently offer a lot of time, text, date and document stamping machines. Many of these machines use a crash head, which is the term used to describe the apparatus that actually makes contact with the paper, resulting in the stamped imprint. Most of our machines are made by manufacturers such as Widmer (very well known) and Acroprint (a leading manufacturer of time clocks). These stamping machines are well made and designed for constant use.

So here are a few things you may want t consider to help quiet your stamping machine:

  • Location – The design of a room, or the size, can dramatically affect the dissipation of sound. Quieting the machine may be as simple as moving it into a different part of the building or into a different room (if possible).
  • Surface – When used on a solid surface, the table or desk can reverberate the sound. Widmer recommends (if noise is an issue) to try using the stamp on a mouse pad. The pad can help absorb the vibrations and decrease the amount of noise generated.
  • Stamping Pressure – Many stamping machines allow you to adjust the amount of pressure the stamping head uses to amply the stamp. You may simply have the stamping pressure dialed up a little too high. Try scaling the pressure down a little and see if that helps decrease the sound without decreasing the quality of the stamp.
  • Machine Design – Rather than going with a crash head design, you could consider going with a model that uses a dot matrix print head. This is quieter, although it won’t go through multiple layers of paper if you are dealing with multi-sheet / multi-part forms. The Widmer T4U (found here) is an example of a dot matrix designed time stamp. It can be customized to show time, data and include text.

I hope these suggestions help you in your noise reduction efforts. For many people the noise these stamps generate isn’t a big deal, especially when the machines are only occasionally used. If it is a big deal, and you use it a lot, these suggestions may make a big difference. If you still have questions about time, date and text stamping machines, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We have decades of experience with these machines and would love to help you out.

Do Biometric Time Clocks Really Work?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Biometric Time ClocksWhen it comes to time clocks, the industry has really moved over the last decade from a traditional punch card to a variety of digital options. Some of the most popular digital time clocks include those with biometric finger scanners, proximity card readers and PIN keypads. The technology you use really depends on the business and preferences. The fastest growing segment is definitely biometrics (found here). One question I get a lot from customers is, “Do biometric time clocks really work?” I would like to answer this question.

Biometric time clocks come in a variety of designs. Initially Acroprint came out with some models that used your hand to log in and out of work. It used the size of your hand, not necessarily the print, to log you in and out of work. An example of this is the Acroprint Handpunch 1000 (found here). I’ve never really heard any complaints about that time clock, but the technology has moved towards more simplicity.

I would say about 90% of the biometric time clocks out there are finger readers, much like those produced by David-Link (found here), who is currently our most popular biometric time clock manufacturer. These time clocks use just one finger to log an employee in and out of work. Because our fingerprint is completely unique to an individual, this method is extremely popular. You can’t buddy punch (punch in on behalf of another person) with a biometric finger reader and fraud is dramatically cut down.

uAttend MN2000 Facial Recognition Time ClockThe latest development in biometric time clocks is facial recognition technology. As of this article we currently only offer one model with facial recognition technology. This is the uAttend MN2000 (found here). All you have to do with this clock is hold your face in front of the MN2000’s cameras and it will punch you in and out. I see this technology growing a lot over the next few years and it will probably overcome even fingerprint reader timeclocks. It is pretty impressive and the technology will only get better over the coming years.

At ABC Office we use a fingerprint reader, specifically the now discontinued PTI Time Trax Bio. This time clock has actually worked really well for us over the years. The downside is that it uses a swipe technology that requires you to slide your finger over a reader. While this usually works, it does sometimes require you to slide your finger a couple of times before it finally reads the finger. This is one of the biggest annoyances of fingerprint readers and biometric time clock readers in general.

Since the first “swipe” technology biometric readers came out, the technology has really grown and matured. Modern fingerprint readers now require that you simply touch the reader rather than swipe your finger. This has significantly improved the accuracy and misreads are now extremely uncommon. The older swipe style biometric readers were also affected by humidity and other environmental factors. These issues are also now fixed with the touch technology.

David-Link W-988PB Biometric Time ClockAs mentioned earlier, our David-Link models (found here) are our most popular biometric time clocks. These time clocks are just as affordable as our punch, proximity and PIN style time clocks. The David-Link time clocks include software that can be installed on a Windows OS computer where reports and data can be viewed. They also include a USB drive that can be used to take data off of the time clock where it can then be transferred to a computer. They also include the ability to be plugged into a computer network via an Ethernet cable directly to a computer via a USB cable. Data gathered from these time clocks can be exported into an Excel spreadsheet format that can then be imported into payroll software programs such as Quickbooks.

In conclusion, I would have to say that biometric time clocks in fact do work, and work quite well. If you don’t mind dealing with technology, I would recommend you consider using a biometric time clock hands down over anything else out there.

We have years of experience with time clocks, so please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. We would love to help you out.

PTI Wall-Mounted Time Card Rack Review (400-3 & 300-1)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

PTI 400-3 Plastic Wall Mounted Time Card RackOne of the best ways to keep time cards organized and in check is to use a time card rack. These useful organizational tools come in a variety of shapes and designs, with a vertical alignment being most popular. If your business or organization is in need of a model that is solid, durable and reliable, you may want to check out the PTI 400-3 adjustable time card rack (found here) or the PTI 300-1 time card rack (found here). Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider using one of these for your business.

To begin with, time card racks provide a useful tool for organization. I have personally worked at businesses that used time card racks and others that simply used a drawer. The business that only used a drawer had to deal with missing time cards, frustrated employees and inaccurate payroll. The businesses that used a time card rack dealt with much fewer issues and employees were happy to find their time card in the same place every time.

Both the PTI 400-3 and 300-1 time card racks feature a vertical design that consists of 25 time cards. While it is nice to have an individual slot for each time card, these pockets can fit more than one if needed. Many of our customers, especially those with many employees, will purchase multiple units and mount them on the wall side by side. Both time card racks include all necessary hardware for mounting it to the wall.

PTI 300-1 Wall-Mounted Metal Time Card RackBoth of these time card racks are great options, depending on what you need. The biggest difference between these two racks is that the PTI 400-3 is made from impact resistant plastic and the PTI 300-1 is made from metal. Both hold up remarkably well in a business environment.

The PTI 400-3 is made from heavy-duty industrial plastic that is designed to hold up with daily use. It will not bend, chip or dent. Because it is plastic, you don’t need to worry about sharp edges or rust. The pockets will hold cards that range in width from 2.5″ to 5′ and in height up to 2.25″ to 10″. This time card rack is easy to adjust to your time card size.

The PTI 300-1 is made from powder coated metal. It has a nice smooth charcoal gray finish. It can accommodate time cards ranging in size from 4″ wide up to 9″ tall. This heavy-duty time card rack is ideal for industrial environments where it will experience heavy usage on a daily basis.

PTI makes time clocks and time cards, so it should probably come as no surprise that both of these racks are some of the best single column time card racks you can buy. As mentioned earlier, they can easily be mounted side-by-side for larger businesses and for situations where multiple pockets are needed.

You can find our entire selection of time card racks here and time clocks here. Please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. Thank you for reading.

Time Clocks Made in the USA

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Time Clocks Made in the USAThere has been a recent rise in customers’ desire to purchase products made in the USA. This is due in part to country pride and in part to the fact that products made in the USA often feature better build quality and support. If you’re shopping around for a time clock, you may want to consider buying one that is made in the USA. Acroprint (found here) manufactures a couple of their time clocks right here in the USA. Here are just a couple American-made time clocks you may want to consider using in your company.

If you are looking for “American Made,” the Acroprint Model 125 (found here) and Acroprint Model 150 (found here) are the two models you want. They don’t feature the latest in digital technology, but they do feature decades of time tested mechanics that are known to easily withstand some of the toughest work conditions. Both of these time clocks feature an analog face and utilize traditional punch-style time cards. Chances are that you have used one at some point in your life.

  • Acroprint Model 125 – This time clock features an analog clock face that shows the time. The card is inserted horizontally into the machine, lining up the appropriate cell with the red indicator line, after which the button on the top of the machine is pressed to actuate the stamp. The Model 125 is capable of handling thousands of print registrations on a daily basis, making it a very tough little time clock. The typewheel inside the machine can be ordered in different configurations, depending on the needs of the business. This includes data such as the day of the week, hour and minute. This is one of the most popular punch card time clocks that we offer.
  • Acroprint Model 150 Time ClockAcroprint Model 150 – The Model 150 is very similar in setup and operation to the Model 125. The biggest difference is that no manual button pressing is required. The Model 150 features a durable automatic print. Simply insert the card horizontally, line up the cell and push it into the machine to register a print. Like the Model 125, the Model 150 can be ordered with a variety of different typewheel configurations including different languages like Spanish.

Regardless of the version you get, just keep in mind that both of these clocks are made in the USA and are the most rugged time card clocks you can buy. They are excellent for use in a small, medium or even large-size business. Battery-operated versions of both are available upon request. Just give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 for more information. Also feel free to call us with any time card or attendance related questions. We have decades of experience with employee time clocks and would love to help you out.

We also offer a great selection of time clocks that utilize biometric technology, proximity cards, pin number keypads and much more. You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

Remotely Access Your Time Clock with the David-link W-1288PB

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

David-Link W-1288PB Biometric Time ClockBiometric time clocks are amazing devices. They are able to use your fingerprint to log in and out of work. We use one here at ABC Office. I never have to worry about losing a proximity card or an ID badge. I always have my finger with me. David-Link is by far our most popular manufacturer of biometric time clocks. These clocks are feature rich, very affordable and can be used for small or large businesses. So what do you do if you need to access time clock data and reports remotely? What you need is the David-Link W-1288PB (found here).

The W-1288PB is a biometric time clock that also offers the option of allowing employees to log in through the keypad or use a proximity card. The biometrics on the W-1288PB require that the employee only touch the scanner, not swipe their finger. This ensures better accuracy and means you won’t have to attempt multiple times before the machine recognizes your finger. It is a very smooth system. The W-1288PB also includes a battery backup in the event of a power outage.

I should also mention the W-1288PB includes David-Links time management software suite. This allows you to create reports, export data for use with payroll software and much more.

David Link Wiring & Setup Diagram

The W-1288PB can store up to 3,000 employee fingerprints and can hold up to 50,000 log records on the device itself. Data can be pulled off using an included USB flash drive, using an included USB cable or it can be connected to a computer or network via an Ethernet cable. The W-1288PB even allows for remote access. Here is how remote access works:

  1. Plug the David-Link time clock directly into network’s router or into the building’s hardwired network.
  2. Set up port forwarding in your router. This allows the router to connect the remote computer to the time clock. This involves setting up a port and the time clocks IP address in the router so that when the remote computer accesses your building’s IP address it will be forwarded to the appropriate device (in this case the time clock). Most router manufacturers will include instructions on how to set up port forwarding. The included David-Link software also includes some instructions.
  3. Install the David-Link software on the computer you want to remotely access the time clock.
  4. The software will ask you for your company’s Internet IP address.
  5. Once the IP address is entered, and assuming port forwarding has been set up correctly, you will be able to access the time clock remotely as if you were in your office building with the time clock.

Hopefully this helps. Once completed, the remotely connected computer is able to access the time clock and run reports as if you were in the building. It is a really nice system and gives the remotely connected computer a lot of power. Ultimately the David-Link W-1288PB is an amazing time clock. We sell these devices all the time and we rarely have any issues. The only issues that do pop up are technical setup questions and are usually easily resolved.

If you are looking for a biometric time clock with remote access capabilities, you should defiantly consider using the David-Link W-1288PB. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions or if you need to place an order or receive a quote. You can find our entire selection of time clocks here.

David-Link Time Clock Software & PDF Setup Manual

Monday, March 12th, 2012

David-Link Time ClocksDavid-Link time clocks (found here) are now some of the most popular employee time clocks used today. There are many reasons for this. To begin with, David-Link time clocks are extremely affordable and come packed with features. Many of their time clocks include biometric, proximity and keypad time logging features. In order to get the most out of our time clock, you will want to set up the software. Here are a few tips that will help you get your time clock up and going.

To begin with, you will need the David-Link software. If for any reason you do not have your software disc, you can download the basic version of David Link Time Management Software (DLTMS) directly from us:

Once you have your software installed, you will need to begin setting up employees and other features. David-Link has created a nice multi-page PDF manual that goes into great detail on how to set everything up. This is the PDF manual for David Link software:

The manual covers the following categories:

Setting Up and Employee Profile

  • When setting up your software, be sure that the employee enroll number in the software and the employee ID number on the device match up.
  • If necessary, check the days off that apply to each employee.
  • Assign an appropriate shift number for each employee. Shift numbers can be edited under the “Shift” setting option (advance only).

Shift Setting: Standard & Flexible

  • There are two types of shift settings available in the David-Link software. These are standard and flexible. Apply the setting that best suits your needs. The standard shift setting is recommended for employees that have fixed schedules. Flexible shift setting is recommended for most part-time employees.
  • If you are using the flexible shift setting and your employee works after midnight, check the box “Cut-Off” so the system can generate the correct report.

OT Authorization

  • You will first need to create an overtime code. You can do this under the “Employee Posting” tab.
  • Don’t forget to select all the employees that are permitted to work overtime.

Holiday Setting (Advance Only)

  • Legal and special holidays are required fields in order to generate the appropriate employee attendance report.

Leave Application (Advance Only)

  • This option is designed to permit and record employees who take days off on days other than holidays and weekends.
  • There are two steps to set up the leave application.
  • Assign a leave code and description to distinguish different types of leave.
  • When applying the leave option to your employee, don’t forget to choose the correct employee’s name.

Download

  • There are three ways to download and import data from your device to the David-Link Time Management Software.
  • Exporting data can be done via an Ethernet connection, a flash drive or a USB cable.

Virtual Timecard

  • Under the “Time Cards” option, you can view, add, delete and edit transactions for each employee.

Delete Timecard or Add / Edit Time Card

  • This software will allow you to add, delete and edit records under the “Time Cards” option.

Reports

  • Make sure your computer is connected with a printer in order to preview reports available in the software.
  • All reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel format (Advance Only)

There you go! Those are all the categories covered in the manual. Once you have the software figured out, you will discover just how powerful and user-friendly David-Link time clocks can be. We sell these time clocks every day and they have an excellent reputation with our customers. While this software and PDF manual are helpful, we understand that you may still have some questions. Please call us at 1-800-658-8788 with your David-Link time clock questions.

You can find our entire selection of David-Link time clocks by going here.

Overview of the David-Link W-988P Biometric / Proximity Time Clock

Monday, February 6th, 2012

David-Link W-988P Biometric / Proximity Time ClockMulti-function time clocks provide a versatile and effective way to keep track of employee time. These types of time clocks allow employers to determine the method they like most for employees to log in and out. These time clocks are typically digital and employee keypad, biometric and proximity time clock interfaces. One such time clock is the David-Link W-988P.

David-Link is a leading manufacturer of digital time clocks. Their lineup includes biometric and proximity time clocks as well as traditional punch style time clocks and watchman clocks. These time clocks are best known for their incredibly low retail price and rich list of features. You can find our entire selection of David-Link time clocks here.

The David-Link W-988P is a multi-function time clock. It has a digital keypad on the front of the clock, a biometric finger scanner and includes a proximity card sensor. These three methods of recording employee time are very popular and have surpassed the popularity of traditional punch style time clocks.

Here are a few details on each of the three time clock recording methods:

  • Keypad – An employee can enter a pin number at the clock. When this number is entered, the time clock records that employee as being logged in and the clock begins to record time worked. The same number is used to log the employee out of the system.
  • Biometric Finger Scanner – An employee is entered into the system by means of their finger. Their finger can then be used to punch in and out of work. Biometric time clocks are especially popular right now because they eliminate a lot of fraud, such as buddy punching, and there is no need to worry about lost badges or forgotten pin codes.
  • Proximity Card – Proximity cards, often incorporated into ID badges, log the employee in and out of work when they are held up to the time clock. The time clock will acknowledge an employee is logged in by means of visual or audible (often both) verification.

The David-Link W-988P allows the employer to set up the time clock to use any one of these login methods or a combination of all three. Setting up the time clock is seamless. The LCD display makes navigation easy and data is clearly displayed during the login and logout process.

Logged data can be accessed several different ways:

  • An administrator can access data directly from the W-988P terminal.
  • Data can be exported to a USB drive for transfer to a computer.
  • Data can be accessed via a USB cable.
  • Data can be accessed via an Ethernet network over an LAN / WAN.

Here is a connection diagram from the W-988P:

David-Link W-988P Connection Diagram

The W-988P includes time management software that makes it easy to run reports and view data. This data can then be exported into an Excel format for use with other payroll programs. Many people ask if this time clock is compatible with Quickbooks and other payroll software. In an effort to save money on licensing costs, the W-988P software does not export data in a Quickbooks format. It does, however, export data in an Excel format that can be imported by Quickbooks. You could say that it is indirectly compatible with Quickbooks.

What does the W-988P include? It includes:

  • The W-988P time clock
  • Time management software
  • USB flash drive
  • Proximity cards
  • USB cable
  • A power adapter

It also features a one-year warranty and lifetime technical support. At $295, this is probably one of the best deals available right now for a time clock that has keypad, proximity and biometric time logging capabilities. We have been selling David-Link time clocks, including the W-988P, and have had great luck with them. Our customers love them and we consider them to be reliable devices.

The W-988P can be used on a desk or table, but is probably best mounted on a wall for easy access. The W-988P itself can store up to 3,000 different fingerprints, can be used with up to 3,000 employees and can hold up to 60,000 logs. It is a very versatile time clock and can easily be used by small or larger businesses.

You can fined the David-Link W-988P on our site here and our entire selection of David-Link time clocks here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any technical questions, for a quote or to place an order.

Facts: Paperless Employee Time Clock Systems

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Paperless Time ClocksMany businesses and organizations are trying to move to a paperless payroll system, with time clocks being a large part of that. Whether you are trying to do your part to help the environment, or simply want to cut down on errors that are systematic with punch cards, there are many paperless systems available. At ABC Office, we offer biometric, card swipe and keypad time clock systems. Which system is best for you? I will answer a few questions and provide a few suggestions in this article.

When it comes to paperless time clock and time management systems, there are 3 major types of machines. You first have the card swipe systems, then you have the keypad systems and finally you have the biometric systems. Some modern time clocks incorporate all 3 technologies, either for added security or for versatility. Here is a brief rundown on what the 3 types of paperless time clocks systems do.

Card Swipe Paperless Time Clocks
– These time clocks use either a proximity card or an encoded magnetic stripe (like a credit card) for logging in and out of work. This type of time clock often incorporates the ID badge into the system. This method of tracking employee time worked is effective, accurate and relatively safe from fraud. Card swipe systems require no paper and are extremely easy to set up.

EXAMPLE: Pyramid Technologies PTI Time Trax Pro

Paperless Time Clock SystemsDigital Keypad Paperless Time Clocks – These types of time clocks have a keypad, usually consisting of numbers, letters or both. The pin number, unique to the employee, is then entered. This is similar to punching in or out with a time card, but is done with numbers instead, making the entire system paperless. These types of time clocks are extremely easy to set up and makes adding or removing employees easy.

EXAMPLE: David-Link DL-858 Digital Keypad & Biometric Time Clock

Biometric Paperless Time Clocks – Biometric time clocks are extremely popular right now. For one, no badge or number needs to be used. This means you don’t need to worry about lost badges or forgotten pin numbers. All your employee needs to bring with them ins their finger, which usually isn’t a problem. These systems are extremely accurate, very easy to use and completely eliminate buddy punching fraud altogether.

EXAMPLE: David-Link W-1288 Biometric Time Clock

Each of these employee time management systems either store information internally, for later exporting to a computer, or are connected directly to a computer for payroll purposes. Most of the data on these systems can be exported to MS Excel, Quickbooks, ADP, PAYCHEX and many other payroll programs.

uAttend Web / Internet Cloud-Based Employee Time ClockA fourth, and less common type of time clock, is what’s known as an Internet or Web-based time clock. These types of time clocks store employee information in the cloud and do not require a server or centralized local computer. An authorized person, or an administrator, can log into the cloud service and download or export reports via the internet. These types of systems are usually accompanied by a low monthly fee. uAttend is a great example of an Internet time clock manufacturer. They offer both Ethernet and wireless versions.

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All of the sytems I have described are paperless. There are no paper reports needed and data can be analyzed via a computer monitor. These systems are tamper proof, easy to use and best of all they are affordable. They will save you money not only by eliminating paper, but also by improving accuracy.

Please feel free to call one of our experts at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions regarding paperless time clocks and time attendance systems. You can find our entire selection of employee time clocks here.

Best Paper Folding Machine Value for Your Dollar

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Intelli-Fold Paper Folding MachinesGetting a nice paper folder can be tough, especially for businesses that are strapped for money. Having used dozens of different models of machines, I can attest to the fact that higher end paper folding machines tend to hold up better, get the job done faster and produce more professional results. So how do you get a nice paper folding machine for less?

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times people have called us, after having ordered a $300 folding machine, when really they needed a $2,000 machine. Using a cheap “low end” folding machine for thousands of documents per day simply doesn’t cut it. It’s like trying to travel dozens of miles to work on a bicycle.

The only problem is that not everyone has $3,000+ to spend on a high-end paper folding machine. What if you could get you a $3,000-$4,000 folding machine for less than $1,000-$2,000? That’s essentially what you get with Intelli-Fold paper folding machines. The best thing….you aren’t loosing quality with the lower price.

A while back, Dynafold decided to cut costs (and quality) by moving their operations to China. Seeing the opportunity, Intelli-Zone decided to continue the “Dynafold” quality by building paper folding machines in the same factories that Dynafold previously used years earlier. The end result is a high-quality folding machine.

To date, there are about 7 different Intelli-Fold paper folding machines. This number will increase by about 5 new machines in the next few months. You can keep tabs on current (and future) Intelli-Fold paper folding machines here.

Why purchase an Intelli-Fold folding machine? Well….it all boils down to quality. Many “cheap” paper folding machines utilize cheap gears, belts and components that cause the machines to slip, lag and jam. Intelli-Fold machines use a time-tested manufacturing process that produces high-quality machines. Apart from the IF300, most Intelli-Fold paper folding machines are made from metal components.

Here are some of our best Intelli-Fold folding machine deals:

All four of these machines have proven themselves time and time again to produce absolutely professional results. Registry is accurate, setup is easy and jams are extremely rare. To be honest, there are few comparable folding machines that equal the value you find in Intelli-Fold.

Stop hassling with cheap folding machines and get something that will last you for years. That’s my professional advice on paper folders. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Amano TCX-11 Electronic Time Clock Review

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Amano TCX-11 Electronic Time ClockSetting up and using an electronic time clock doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. It should be a time saving, money saving and simple process. One time clock that our customers really like is the Amano TCX-11 electronic time clock (found here). So does this time clock meet your needs? Read more here.

Amano has been making affordable time recording and clock systems for several years now. With several models available, they currently have a wide influence in North America, Europe and Asia. Simplicity best describes Amano time clocks. They are quick and easy to set up.

The Amano TCX-11 is what’s known as an electric time clock that utilizes time cards. It physically stamps the date, time and other details onto a card. It is simple to set up, easy to use and can be placed on a desk or be mounted to a wall.

The TCX-11 is both digital and analog, featuring an analog clock dial and a digital display as well. The stamping can be set up to automatically stamp when a card is inserted or manually stamp when a button is pushed. An illuminated print window allows the operator to see exactly how everything is aligned, which in turn keeps stamped information where it is needed.

Accuracy is critical for a time clock. Each minute and second can mean money gained or lost for employer and employee alike. A built-in computer and a quartz clock provide extreme accuracy and efficiency.  It allows for Daylight Savings, leap years, short months and much more.

Security is always a concern with time clocks. You don’t want rogue employees tampering with the clock, costing you money. For this reason, the TCX-11 features a secure key cover lock. This allows only authorized personnel to set up the clock.

The Amano TCX-11 is a fairly energy friendly time clock. In only consumes on average 3W of power, peaking at 12W while stamping. In the event of a power outage, a battery prevents data from being reset.

This particular time clock uses a ribbon cartridge, much like a typewriter. This ribbon advances as data is stamped on a card. Changing the cartridge ribbon is easy and takes just seconds to complete.

In conclusion, the TCX-11 is a great no-nonsense time clock. It may not be the most modern time recorder on the market, but it is time tested, reliable, affordable and it works every time.

You can find the Amano TCX-11 electronic time clock here and our entire selection of time clocks here.

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