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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.

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