Connecting External Bell to TA500

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 FingerTec 0 Comments


Introduction

FingerTec TA500 is an affordable terminal to purchase; the investment cost is miniscule compared to the convenience and benefit it comes along with. This model can be customized to support External Schedule Bell, which is useful in alerting employees to change shifts, dismiss for lunch break, or simply the clocking status itself. It will trigger the siren when the pre-configured time (s) is reached.

Benefits

By using the External Bell function, the siren can be heard from a fairly far distance. This is suitable for working environment involving large extent of operation space, such as factories, warehouses, or schools.

Process:

   1.     The connection and the wiring need to be done on the TA500 MCU board. You                will have to unscrew the back casing of the terminal and look for the connector              near to the network port as shown in below photo.


     2.  The siren cable on the other hand is to be connected to either NO1 and COM1                or NC1 and COM1. If the siren is successfully connected to NO1 and        
           COM1, the bell will be triggered once the time reaches. Whilst is the case of                  NC1 and COM 1 connection the reaction will be the other way round where the              alarm will always be triggered until it reaches the configured time, and then the              alarm will stop to trigger.

     3.   Hold Down the Menu button System > System > Bell Type > External / Int &                Ext to turn on the external siren.

           While for the bell time configuration, you can go to Menu (Press and hold)                       System > System > Bell > Select Bell > Configure the bell time.


      4.  Connect the device to the external siren as shown in the wiring diagram                          below:


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Ingress & TCMS V3- To Include Remaining Lunch Time into Worktime or Overtime

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 FingerTec 1 Comments


Introduction

Company policy varies according to the country’s labour law, and the employer’s regulations. There are circumstances where an employee can go for lunch break, and comes in early to resume their work, and the remaining break time will be considered as work time, overtime or perhaps it could adjusted flexibly according to the terms of the company. Bits and pieces here will assist users to configure the “Auto Add Break Rule” option in Ingress & TCMS V3, to include the remaining lunch time to either worktime, overtime, etc.

Benefits

With this function, employees have the option to resume their job earlier from lunch break and claim the remaining time as either normal worktime or overtime.

Process
Note:
Please be informed that the below configurations are done on Ingress software, as shown in the accompanying images. However, this can also be applied in TCMSV3 to achieve comparable results, as the configuration is similar with only a slight difference in the interface.

Ø  To set remaining break time as normal worktime
     STEP 1
     – Create a clocking schedule, for example:  IN – 0800 / Break – 1200 / Resume - 1300 / 
        Out - 1800
      Tick "Exclude break time from working hour" option
    

STEP 2
- Go to the Break tab and tick for the following option:


STEP 3
- Open Attendance Sheet, then re- generate the attendance sheet to apply the new settings.
  If a user come back from lunch hour early (before 1300), the remaining minutes will be 
  calculated as normal work time.      
  
Ø  To set remaining break time as overtime
     STEP 1
     
     – Create a clocking schedule, for example:  IN – 0800 / Break – 1200 / Resume - 1300 / 
        Out - 1800
      Tick "Exclude break time from working hour" option


    STEP 2
    - Go to the Break tab and tick for the following options:


    STEP 3
    - Open the Attendance Sheet, then generate the attendance sheet to apply the new setting.
      If a user comes back from lunch hour early (before 1300), the remaining minutes will be 
      calculated as overtime.



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TCMSv2 - Fire Roll Call Report

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 FingerTec 0 Comments


Introduction

TCMS V2 has a shortcut button to print the fire roll call report. The report will display a list of users who are still stranded in a certain zone or office during emergency. This report will only work if you have installed an In-Out reader system with anti-passback (No & Save) activated or In-Out reader system using two TCP/IP connections.

The In-Out reader system is a system where it compiles records of users who are entering a zone. Similarly to leave a zone the particular user is required to verify his/her fingerprint. Nobody is allowed to re-enter without performing a verification to leave the zone.

TCMS V2 constantly checks users that are entering and leaving the zone by gathering transaction logs from these two readers. The report will ONLY display the user ID of users whom have not checked out from a zone, making it easy to detect trapped victims.

Benefit

This function/feature is very useful to the HR department at times of emergency, as it will help them identify and keep track off employees that are yet to evacuate the building. Upon learning of this information, the respective HR personnel may alert the authorities to ensure necessary and timely rescue efforts.


Process
     1)   Activate both terminal in TCMSv2 > Devices > Setup FingerTec Terminal and 
           assign as IN & OUT Door.


    2)   You will need to configure the Entry and Exit door in TCMSv2 > Devices > 
          Configure Access Zone.

           
            3)   Download all the clocking data back into TCMSv2. You may check all the 
               clocking data at the terminal data audit list. 


4)   Click the Fire Roll Call button to identify which employees is trapped in the 
      building. The Fire Roll Call report will then make available the list of 
      employees who has a transaction recorded at IN door.


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Changing Device’s Display Theme and Advertisement Picture through Ingress & TCMS V3

Monday, April 25, 2016 FingerTec 0 Comments


Introduction

In both Ingress (since v3.0.5) and TCMSV3 software, there is currently a feature known as Multimedia Management. This feature allows you to change the Device’s Display Theme and Advertisement Picture remotely from the software, without the need of your presence at any terminal(s).

Benefit

It is proven that visual advertising is more memorable than just hearing or reading. You can now use your company logo as the “desktop theme”, and your products or services as the “advertisement picture” on your FingerTec devices. By advertising your products or services through FingerTec’s Device, it makes you more likely to be front in line in potential clients’ minds when they are in need of the products or services that you have to offer.

Procedure
Special note:
Please be informed that the below configurations are done on Ingress software, as shown in the accompanying images. However, this can also be applied in TCMS V3 to achieve comparable results, as the configuration is similar with only a slight difference in the interface.  

1)  Change the Desktop Theme and Advertisement Photo to Your Preference
     Go to Devices > Multimedia Management > click Edit > Select Display Theme or 
     Advertisement Picture > Double click the picture > browse your picture > click Open > 
     Click Save. (Ensure the picture's size is less than 30kb). 
                  

      2)   Upload the Picture into Fingertec's Device
       Click Upload Multimedia Content > Select the particular Fingertec Device which you want 
       to upload the content to then proceed to > Click Write 


   3)  Remove the Advertisement Photo
        You can remove the Advertisement Photo by going to Advertisement 
        Picture > Select Picture > click Remove From Device


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