Using a USB Flash Disk with Ingress

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 FingerTec 1 Comments


In Ingress, the Advanced Access Control System, users can opt to use a USB flash disk to replace the need for a working Internet connection to connect to FingerTec terminals. This will enable the user to do the following:
  1. Download user information from a terminal into a USB flash disk, and import them into Ingress for viewing and managing.
  2. Export user information from Ingress into a USB flash disk, and upload the information to a terminal.
  3. Download transaction logs (with clocking data) from a terminal into a USB flash disk, and import them into Ingress for viewing and managing. 
To perform these functions, you must first go through the terminal activation process in Ingress under Devices. Read more to learn how to add the terminals to be used with USB flash disks, and how to perform the functions mentioned above. 

Adding FingerTec Terminals 

Go to Devices > Add Device > Insert Device Name > Select USB under Communication Mode > Insert the terminal's Serial Num. and Device ID > Select Offline under Device Activation > Insert the Product Key > Click Add


A window will pop up, signifying that changes has been successfully made. Click OK to proceed. 


Remark: Please make sure that the terminal's product key is available in Ingress, as you will not be able to download the clocking data without it. 

Read and Write Data in Ingress via USB

Copy User from USB Flash Disk into Ingress

Step 1

Plug the USB flash disk into the PC.

Step 2

Go to Users > Click on Read User from USB


Step 3

Select the USB flash disk location > Click From USB > Select the user.dat file and click Download.


Step 4

A window will pop up, signifying that the user templates and information has been successfully downloaded. Click OK to proceed. 


Step 5

To view the user templates and information, simply go to the Users tab. 


Copy User from Ingress into USB Flash Disk

Just like how users can be downloaded from a terminal into a USB flash disk, they can also be downloaded from Ingress into a USB flash disk. The data can then be uploaded to your FingerTec terminals.

Step 1

Plug the USB flash disk into the PC.

Step 2

Go to Users > Click on Export User to USB.



Step 3

Check the boxes next to the users to be exported, or check the top box to export all users > Select the location of the USB flash disk > Select the terminal type (Fingerprint, Face or Card) > Click Export


Step 4

A window will pop up, signifying that the user templates and information has been successfully exported. Click OK to proceed. 


Step 5

You will need to plug the USB flash disk into your FingerTec terminal to upload the data & information. Users can start using the terminal after the update is done.

Copy Transaction Log into Ingress from USB Flash Disk

Step 1

Plug the USB flash disk into the PC.

Step 2

Go to Attendance > Click on Import Transaction Log.


Step 3

Select the location of the USB flash disk > Click From USB > Select the .DAT file > Select the relevant Date Range and User ID for the records you require > Click Download.

Step 4

A window will pop up, signifying that the transaction log has been successfully imported. Click OK to proceed. 


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