Time and Attendance System
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Employee Time and Attendance Terminal - (shown with magstripe and proximity readers)

  • Description
  • The Employee Time and Attendance System (ETAS) is a low-cost, customizable time-tracking solution for OEMs and manufacturers.  The system features keypad, LCD display, and your selection of magstripe, barcode, proximity, or biometric reader.  With onboard, battery-backed local database, the terminal supports up to 250 employees. 

    The system also includes features for optional access control.  Useful for controlling access to a door or gate, the ETAS terminal provides a programmable signal output which activates with each validated card-swipe and/or PIN-entry.  (Door control hardware and electronics are not included and must be provided separately.)

    ETAS may also be used in dual reader applications.  Dual card-readers allow the use of separate card-reader devices for entry and exit.

    ETAS features a number of card-reader options including barcode , proximity, and magstripe.  Modes include card-and-pin or card-only.  If desired, card-readers may be excluded, allowing the system to be used in keypad-access mode - the most economical solution. 

    ETAS is firmware-upgradable, allowing remote field-upgrades via Ethernet.  The process is initiated at the host PC and is completely automatic, requiring no manual intervention at the terminals themselves.  There is even built-in fail-safe recovery should a temporary power failure or communication loss occur during an upgrade.  If such an event occurs, the terminals retain upgrade capability in non-volatile memory, allowing you to re-start the upgrade later, once the interruption has been resolved.

    ETAS uses a Ethernet TCP/IP interface for communication with a host computer (PC).  (Also allows optional RS-485 and RS-232.)  Using your Windows software or Kadtronix application software, the host computer may perform actions such as adding employees, configuring terminals, monitoring card acces, viewing hours, etc.

    Optional access control is available for controlling access to doors and/or gates.  The system is customizable to suit your needs.

  • Features
  • Time and attendance system plus host software
  • Compatible with dual-reader applications
  • Optional door/gate access control
  • Completely customizable
  • Onboard, battery-backed employee database
  • Windows application host software available
  • CSV output files - compatible with database & spreadsheet applications
  • Nominal firmware licensing
  • Card-reader options:  magstripe, proximity, barcode, keypad-only
  • Selectable access mode:  card-and-pin, card-only
  • Onboard database supports up to 250 employees
  • Communications options:  Ethernet, RS-485, RS-232
  • Firmware upgrade capability (plus fail-safe recovery)
  • Designed with OEMs in mind

  • Host Software
    Available ETAS host software runs on a standard Windows PC and provides basic functions for adding users, polling terminals, viewing employee hours, and more!  Advanced functions include automatic terminal detection, real-time card-monitoring, and manual commands. 

    ETAS creates CSV (comma-separated values) output files on your computer's hard-drive for easy integration with database & spreadsheet programs.  CSV files are stored in text format, typically to the following folder on your PC:

             C:\Program Files\Employee Time and Attendance\Data

    Database, spreadsheet, script, or other CSV-compatible application can access the files directly at this location. Refer to the following sample CSV file content representing a single day's entry for employee 10065500:

    Employee ID
    Term. ID
     Time IN
    Time OUT
    02/10/06  8:00:22AM
    02/10/06 10:01:03AM
    02/10/06 10:30:11AM
     02/10/06 12:00:36PM
    02/10/06  1:00:08PM
    02/10/06  3:00:47PM
    02/10/06   3:30:45PM
    02/10/06 5:00:19PM

  • Customizations
    ETAS terminal with optional card-readers: barcode (left) & proximity (rigt)

    Need a specific feature or function?  Unlike most time/attendance systems on the market, ETAS hardware, software, and firmware can be customized to suit your specific needs.  We do customizations all the time and can accommodate your request.

  • Screenshot
    ETAS host application screenshot is shown below:


  • PC Requirements
  • Windows XP/Vista/Win7
  • Pentium CPU
  • 1 MB RAM
  • 1 MB Available Hard Disk Space
  • VGA Monitor
  • Ethernet 10/100T or  RS-232 port (plus RS232-to-RS485 converter)

  • Pricing
    The lists below show pricing for the ETAS terminal and includes several card-reader options.  The actual cost of your system will depend largely on the reader(s) you choose.  You may select 0 (keypad-only), 1, or 2 readers.  (Reader(s) are physically attached to either side of the terminal device.)
    ETAS Terminal
    Ethernet (OP6700) terminal / LCD / keypad 
    ETAS firmware (required for each terminal)
    Windows host control software

    Card-reader Add-On Options
    Magnetic stripe card-reader
    Barcode card-reader 
    RFID (proximity) reader, 125-kHz
    RFID (proximity) reader, 13.56 MHz
    Biometric fingerprint reader

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    What's your application?  Kadtronix can provide the right mix of hardware and software to suit you.  Contact us today or request a free quote.

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