Keeping Time - Volume 5 - April 2012
Keeping Time - Volume 5 - April 2012
Proximity Reader Smart Clocks
The Smart Clock with Proximity Reader decodes HID brand proximity
badges and is practically maintenance free with no parts to wear or
adjust. The actual reader is located behind the sensor marking on
the Smart Clock and uses radio wave technology to transmit data
from the proximity badge. This technology allows the information
on the badge to be transmitted without touching the reader.
Proximity badges can transmit data through common building materials like plastic, plaster, glass, stone, etc (except metal).
Proximity Reader Smart Clocks
Proximity badges are convenient to use. They do not need to be aligned with slots, slid at a certain speed, or placed into a narrow opening. You simply hold a proximity badge in front of the reader to activate the clock. You do not have to touch the card to the front of the unit; simply hold it between ¼ inch to ½ inch away from the sensor diagram on the clock. The reader provides the data to the clock and it will respond with a “Have a nice day” message if the transaction is accepted.
Proximity badges are available in various formats such as 26-bit, 34-bit, 37-bit and others. Regardless of the bits, HID cards generally provide a 16 character output that can be read and deciphered by our Time and Attendance Systems. The proximity badges we sell are the 26-bit version. If you have your own HID badges, please contact us to confirm they will work with the Smart Clock prior to purchasing.
50270 - Smart Clock, 225C, Fingerprint Proximity
50302 - Smart Clock, 225A, No Keypad,Proximity
50309 - Smart Clock, 225C, W/ Keypad Proximity
50337 - Pre-Encoded Badge, Proximity, Pack of 100
  Monthly Tip
What is the Set Badge Properties option in the Perform Clock I/O screen for? This option is only available if you
are communicating with a proximity Fingerprint unit version 4.2 (or higher) or a 225 clock version 3.7 (or higher).
Clicking on the button will give you access to a small window where values are entered to establish the Start
Position and Number of Characters settings for proximity units to decode a badge number when the badge is
read at the clock instead of decoding the data after the fact via similar settings in the Company window of the
program. These settings are used along with the Reader and Decode Num options in a $mart Clock’s internal
menu system and are pre-configured at the factory. This window is only used for adjusting settings
(if necessary). Please refer to the Company information section of your manual or Help system for more
information on the settings for the Start Position and Number of Characters fields and the Button Description
section for information on the clock’s internal menu settings. This screen can also be used if you want to specify settings to only save part of the number encoded in a badge; it is not limited to only proximity units.

Once the correct settings are entered in the fields listed in the window, click on the Send to Clock button to
update the settings on the clock.
Below are some sample settings for common HID proximity badges:
Set Badge Properties
For 26-bit HID badges the Start Position is 11 and the Number of Characters is 6.
For 34-bit HID badges the Start Position is 10 and the Number of Characters is 7.
For 37-bit HID badges the Start Position is 6 and the Number of Characters is 11.
  Monthly Trick
Use the Approaching Overtime Report to help your company reduce overtime. Supervisors can often prevent
overtime by rescheduling if they simply know which employees are nearing the overtime mark. The program
allows you to print this report for employees who have accumulated more than a specified number of hours
for the week. The specified number of hours is entered in the OT Limit field. Run the report mid-week to see
which employees are accumulating too many hours.
Approaching Overtime Report
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