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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

FingerTec Terminal Function Tool V1.6

The new FIngerTec Terminal Function Tool is now ready for download. Click here to start the download.
The FingerTec Terminal Function Tool can be used to configure your FingerTec terminals (R2, Kadex, Q2i, iKiosk 100 and iKiosk 100 Plus) to send an encrypted Wiegand output signal so that it is able to work with the newly released AdapTec Plus. For more details about AdapTec Plus, click here.

Before you configure your FingerTec terminals to work with the AdapTec Plus, do check the terminals’ firmware version to make sure that they are compatible with the AdapTec Plus. 
R2: Ver 6.20 Aug 18 2011 
Kadex:  Ver 6.20 Aug 18 2011
Q2i [FEM 600 core board]: Ver 6.60 Sep 22 2011
iKiosk 100 [FEM 600 core board]: Ver 6.60 Sep 22 2011
iKiosk 100 Plus [FEM 600 core board]: Ver 6.60 Sep 22 2011
M-kadex: Ver 6.20 Sep 23 2011
If the existing firmware is outdated, you may download and update the relevant firmware for the terminals. 
  • For FingerTec R2 click here [date 4 Oct 2011]
  • For FingerTec Kadex click here [date 4 Oct 2011]
  • For FingerTec Q2i [FEM 600 core board] click here [date 4 Oct 2011]
  • For FingerTec iKiosk 100 [FEM 600 core board] click here [date 4 Oct 2011]
  • For FingerTec iKiosk 100 Plus  [FEM 600 core board] click here [date 4 Oct 2011]

Configuring the Terminals

Start up the FingerTec Terminal Function Tool v1.6 > Insert the IP address of the terminal > Click the Access Control tab > tick the “AdapTec Plus” checkbox > Select ON > Click Update > Wait for the process to be completed > Restart the terminal to allow the settings to take effect.

You can repeat the above steps to disable the AdapTec Plus option and revert to the normal 26-bit Wiegand output signal for a 3rd party controller. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Update of FingerTec Terminal Function Tool

In the latest update, a new function has been added into the FingerTec Terminal Function Tool. The new function applies only to FingerTec models that have the access control feature (R2, Kadex, m-Kadex, Q2i, i-Kiosk 100, i-Kiosk 100 Plus etc).

You can use the tool to change the IP address of the terminal. When the terminal is restarted, the changes of the IP address will be applied to the terminal. To do this:Step 1   Insert IP address of the terminal.

Step 1   Insert IP address of the terminal.
Step 2   Click Connect to connect to the terminal.
Step 3   Click on the Access Control tab.
Step 4   Check the IP address checkbox.
Step 5   Insert a new IP address.
Step 6   Click Update.
Step 7   Click Restart to restart the terminal and apply the changes.

Managing Transaction Records Using a USB Flash Disk

It is important to read this if you are using a USB flash disk to download transaction records from a FingerTec terminal.

Most FingerTec models come with a USB port. The administrators can use a USB flash disk to transfer information between all FingerTec terminals, without using a computer or the TCMS software. Users can download transaction records from the terminals into the computer using a USB flash disk as well. The transaction records will then be processed and evaluated. The USB port eases data transfer between the terminals and the computer.

The transaction records remain in the terminal even after the download process is finished. The terminal does not automatically delete the records. During the next download process, the previously downloaded transaction records together with the new records are downloaded into USB flash disk. Therefore users might duplicate old records when they use the data to process attendance or payroll.

The transaction records accumulate from day to day. When the storage reaches its limit, the terminal will delete the oldest record 1 by 1 in order to free up memory space to save the new records. The terminal will alert users with a voice message saying: “The storage is full” when users verify at the terminal. Supervisors should then take immediate action to delete the old records, to initialize the terminal and keep the terminal in working condition.

To delete transaction records: Press MENU → Option → System → Advance Option → Delete Attg log. The steps might vary according to models. Refer to the hardware user guide for more details.

You will see the message “Memory Error” displayed on the screen in case the terminal is set to the “Full Transaction Records” condition. In a worst-case scenario, the memory chip might become defective, and you will no longer be able to download its transaction records. In addition to that, you will have to repair the memory chip.

As a reminder, always delete the stored transaction records in the terminal after you have downloaded it into the USB flash disk - a simple and easy step in maintaining your FingerTec terminals.

FingerTec Firmware Update

New firmware to apply to Kadex, m-Kadex, R2, AC900, Q2i, TA200 Plus, i-Kiosk 100 & i-Kiosk 100 Plus to work with AdapTec Plus
Update the new firmware of the above models to support the “encrypted 26-bit Wiegand output”. The encrypted 26-bit Wiegand output is specially developed to work with FingerTec’s AdapTec Plus. After each verification, the output for the models above encrypts codes via the 26-bit Weigand signal to the AdapTec Plus to send a door open signal for the users.
Without this new firmware, you will not be able to use the above models with the AdapTec Plus for access control purposes.

New features for TA100C and AC100C Webster connection
Update the new firmware of the TA100C and AC100C, to allow the terminals to work with Webster. This is a fundamental firmware update to add the Webster connection to the mentioned models. However you will still have to contact to request a second firmware update to activate Webster settings in your terminal.

New features for m-Kadex
Update the new firmware of the m-Kadex to get these 3 new features:
-          To delete attendance logs in m-Kadex
-          To download/upload data into USB flash disk

Before this, an administrator can only choose to reset and clear all information in the m-Kadex. Installing the firmware in the m-Kadex, will allow you to clear attendance logs only. Now, administrators can easily clear the attendance logs in the m-Kadex to avoid a memory overflow.
To delete attendance logs in the m-Kadex: wave administrator card 7 times at m-Kadex

Previously, administrators can only use the USB flash disk to download attendance logs and not users. After installing the new firmware, administrator will be able to download attendance logs as well as user data into USB flash disk.
To download attendance logs and user data into a USB flash disk: Plug USB flash disk into m-Kadex à wave administrator card 9 times at m-Kadex

The previous firmware in the m-Kadex does not allow an administrator to upload user data into the m-Kadex via USB flash disk. An administrator can only upload user data to the m-Kadex via the TCMS V2. The new firmware fixes this flaw, and allows administrators to upload user data into m-Kadex via a USB flash disk.
To upload user data to m-Kadex via USB flash disk: download user data into USB flash disk à Plug USB flash disk to m-Kadex à wave administrator card 11 times

Download or view the latest m-Kadex hardware user manual guide here.