Pairing a Door Remote Control with AdapTec Plus

Friday, November 21, 2014 TimeTec 0 Comments

With AdapTec Plus, you can unlock a door easily by using a remote control. Pair your door remote control with AdapTec Plus to use this feature.

Below is the wiring diagram showing you how to do it.


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How to Resolve Error During Restoration of MySQL Database in Ingress

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 TimeTec 0 Comments

When you encounter an error message during the restoration of Ingress MySQL Database, it is due to the Decimal Symbol in the PC setting. If the decimal symbol is a comma, you need to change it to decimal point.

To change the decimal symbol, go to Control Panel > Region & Language > Format > Additional Setting > Decimal Symbol > Change to decimal point > Restart PC.

After that, please run the ingress DB installer and restore the Ingress Software Database again.


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Microsoft Access Database Simplifies Ingress Implementation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 TimeTec 33 Comments

Ingress now is available with a different database format, Microsoft Access which will be utilized as the default database for Ingress Software in the near future.

Since its initial release, Ingress has been designed to work with the MySQL database which is known to be powerful, reliable and widely used by many other systems. However, the downside of the MySQL Database is that the configuration requires advanced IT knowledge and expertise, which is scarce in SMEs without IT departments or personnel.

Acknowledging this challenge, our R&D had been putting in efforts to link up Ingress software with Microsoft Office Access database. Basically, this method will run the FingerTec Ingress software installation file to install and create the Microsoft Access database by itself. This is a one-kick-to-go process which pose no challenge to anybody.

Without having to install any additional components, the Microsoft Access database can run by itself. The database file with the extension of .mdb is automatically generated in Windows OS. However for those with IT knowledge and expertise, it is highly recommended to install the Microsoft Access database along with the Microsoft Jet Database Engine which provides a graphical user interface to manipulate data or to produce your own reports.

The Microsoft Access database easily integrates with other software in Windows OS. For example, it is possible to connect payroll solution to the database to obtain attendance information that is produced by Ingress software to assist with report preparation. The database can also be utilized along with the Microsoft .NET Framework development.

This database can grow up to 2GB which is more than sufficient for most SME businesses.  The backup and restoration of the database is provided as part of the Ingress software for easy housekeeping without having to install any other software and it can also support multiple-user logins from within the same network.

Nonetheless, there are some areas that require precaution when running the Microsoft Access database.

First, the database file cannot expand beyond 2GB. When the database reaches its max storage limit, data delay will appear in the software. Therefore, consistent housekeeping of database is crucial to avoid any interruption in the flow in of data.

Secondly, there is only one MDB file which is used to save and store all data (tables, queries, forms, reports, macros and modules). Therefore, please make sure that it is secure from external interruptions. Expending the one-database-file size would slow down the performance of queries and reports.

Finally, it is not advisable to use this database for multiple user logins via server-client concept. This corrupts the MDB file easily. Thus, it is preferable to instead utilize the database as a single installation into one(1) computer for single/one(1) person operation. However, different login authority can be assigned to different users such as the system administrators, operators or HR personnel for them to login with different usernames and passwords into Ingress to do their job.

With the availability of the Microsoft Database, we hope that we have solved the quandary of Ingress deployment for most companies and the acceptance of Ingress will not be an issue anymore.

Microsoft Access database
MySQL database
Database file created by Windows OS automatically
IT expert is required to install the database
Server installation
Client installation
Storage limit
3rd party tool to manage
Microsoft Jet Database Engine
Capability for server-client operation
Suitable for
Company without IT personnel/department
Company with multiple system running on MySQL

You can now click to download the Ingress with Microsoft Access database


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TimeTec Mobile - Clock In Attendance with Geo-Location

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 TimeTec 5 Comments

TimeTec Mobile comes complete with a GPS locator that tags the exact location at the time of the attendance clock-in, minimizing the chances of data dishonesty.

Below is the settings and comparison between attendance with geolocation and without geolocation.

Attendance with Geolocation
When a user signs in to TimeTec Cloud via Mobile, the system will ask the user if they would like to use their current location.

If Yes is selected, the system will ask users if they wish to enable their GPS for location accuracy.

When you have successfully clocked in, the system will show the following message.

Attendance without Geolocation

If the user does not wish to enable their location for all their transactions using TimeTec Mobile, they can opt to select NO instead when the system asks if they wish to enable their current location.

When you have clocked in and disabled the geo-location function, the system will show the message as per below.


Clarification on TimeTec Mobile Time and Date

Regardless of the time and date of the phone, the clock in will observe the TimeTec Cloud server timing even if their phones are located at a different time-zone.



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