Amano Time Guardian Series User guide

MTX-15 Terminal & Time Guardian®
Quick-Start Guide
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Contents & Wall Mounting
First - Remove the contents from the box:
50 ft. serial to USB cable included only with Ethernet TG/MTX‐15 serial cable included terminal package. only with TG/MTX‐15 Ethernet 25 or 50 Mag‐cards terminal included with TG/MTX‐15 package. packages only. Next - wall mount the MTX-15 Terminal.
Note: Remove the wall mount plate by unlocking it
with the supplied key. Remove the green insulating
strip from the coin battery. Wall mount the unit within
6 feet of AC power and network connections (for
Ethernet terminal). For direct connection with the
serial terminal and the Amano CommStik™ serial-toUSB cable the unit should be mounted within 50 ft of
the PC to use supplied cable without extension cable. MTX-15 Ethernet Connection
For Ethernet PC connection, with the back plate off, insert
one end of the 6ft supplied Ethernet cable into the network
connection and the other end into
the Ethernet port located on the
bottom of the MTX-15 PCB.
See Step 2 about contact relay
and DIP switch use.
Connect terminal to back plate &
lock. Next, plug-in the MTX-15 AC
adapter. The Time and Day/Date
should appear on the terminal display.
Note: Put the terminal into the diagnostic mode, and follow the procedure
described in the MTX-15 User Guide to obtain the automatic IP Address or
define and store a specific IP Address (settings that might have been
supplied by a network administrator).
TG Software Activation
Click Next to finish the InstallShield Wizard at the end
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f the InstallShield. When the Amano Software Activation
s creen appears enter the 9-digit serial number supplied with
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G and click the Activate button. Upon successful activation
t he registration screen will appear to perform on-line
r egistration. Click SAVE to complete and the TG program will
l aunch and display the initial Setup Wizard. Proceed thru the
etup Wizards to configure TG for the site.
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ctivation fails and/or an error message appears possibly; the serial
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ong; there is no Internet connection with the Amano authorization server;
or the same serial number was previously installed. For Activation Help and to
vate TG contact support @ 1-800-253-9836. If you fail Activation you have
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or optional TG module(s) Activation see the User Guide for
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additional instructions or contact support @ 1-800-253-9836.
Wizard – Department Setup
Department Setup is optional. However, all
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employees, by default, are assigned to the 1 department.
Select Yes and click on the
button. Press the
button to create a new department with a unique number
and name. Departments can be used
to filter employee lists and reports.
Note: When creating a department,
t
he number & name must be entered. Use the Save
button or Apply
button to save entries (universal).
All yellow fields must be filled
(universal for all screens).
Click Next to proceed with the Pay Code Setup.
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MTX-15 Direct PC Connection
For direct PC connection, with the back plate off, insert
the RJ11 connector from the 50ft cable into the serial port on the
MTX-15. Connect the other end of the 50 ft USB CommStik serial
cable to an available USB port on the PC.
Optional – connect bell wires
to relay contacts on
terminal block for bell.
DIP Switch – For single
terminal use factory setting.
Connect terminal to back
plate & lock. Next, plug-in
the AC adapter for the MTX-15
(to start up terminal). Time and Day/Date should appear on
display (not correct until polled by TG).
Skip to Step 3  for Ethernet connection.
Skip to Step 4  for TG Installation.
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TG Software Install Options
Insert the Time Guardian® (TG) CD into
your PC and follow the on screen prompts.
Install TG using one of these 3 options;
Standalone – Amano recommends using this default selection to
install TG and the database on the same PC.
The following selections are recommended for network setup.
Server – install TG database on a server.
Client – install TG on a PC with connection to the database on a server.
Firebird – Use this default to install the Firebird database with TG.
Microsoft® SQL – Only select this option if you have Microsoft SQL Server
database already installed on a server or on the PC that TG is being installed on.
Note: During software installation, you can choose from 2 database options,
but Amano recommends using the Firebird default.
Note: The installation should start automatically, but if installation stalls,
browse on CD to \Disk1\InstData\Windows\VM\install.exe
Note: See CD for detailed Macintosh & QuickBooks install instructions.
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Wizard - General Setup
From the Steps Summary screen click the Next
start the Setup Wizard with General Setup to define:
button to
 Press
button to:
Enter general company info and
settings for hour’s format, time
format, and auto poll on login.
 Click Yes for Payroll to select from
one of the 13 supplied Payroll
interfaces such as QuickBooks.
This provides export file settings
to transfer employee’s hours.
Click Next to proceed with the Department Setup.
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Wizard – Pay Code Setup
Click on the Pay Code
button to edit Pay
Codes from 9 pre-defined Pay Codes. You must also decide
whether hours assigned to a Pay Code will count towards
attendance as this would be used to track absences or
exceptions.
Note: Primary &
Also, select/define;
Hours type fields
a
re fixed.  Cost Multiplier
 Split Hours
 Counts Towards Overtime
Press
button to create new
holidays or edit pre-defined holidays.
Click Next to proceed to Schedule Setup.
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Wizard – Schedule Setup
The default for TG is No to schedule employees with
no schedule assignment. To create a Schedule Click on the
button to enter a name; then click on the Add
button to select the Days of the Week, & enter Start/End
times.
Notes:
 All salary employees require a
schedule for hour’s calculation.
 No schedule overlaps allowed
and only 1 schedule per day.
The optional Advanced Schedule Module provides enhanced
scheduling such as auto scheduling, schedule rotation, and
advanced schedule for vacation and other time off.
Click Next to proceed with the Pay Class Setup.
Wizard – Exceptions Setup
11 Exceptions Setup provides the ability to track
differences in the time that an employee was scheduled and
actual time worked.
TG has 10 exceptions such as
LI – Late In and EO – Early Out,
which are generated by
using meal rules, schedule,
and/or punches.
Note: The default
is all Exceptions
are selected. Click Next to proceed to Employee Setup.
Wizard - Clock Setup Direct Connection
13 Clock Setup provides the ability to configure the MTX-15
terminal. A default Location will be created for the MTX-15.
For MTX-15 Direct connection first select Yes  Do you have
terminal(s) other than Access Control terminal(s)? then Yes 
Do you want to configure terminal(s)? The default MTX-15
button.
Location automatically defines everything. Click on
Note: Upon initial
startup after
Login, the Auto
Find will detect
the connected
terminal and
request selection
of terminal type. Click Next to proceed to Login Setup.
Wizard - Login Setup
15 Login Setup provides the ability to decide who will have
access to TG and assign employees to a user. Unlimited Login
users can be created with different privileges (Admin,
Supervisor, or Payroll user) but only one user can concurrently
login (additional concurrent user login upgrade is available at
http://www.amano.com).
Note: At least 1 user profile
must be created with Admin
rights in TG. Please select
“Administrator” as the
group. Also, the Password
needs to be 6 to 20
characters. Click
button to finish the Setup Wizard. The settings can be
changed at any time using the Setup Wizard from the Edit menu.
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Wizard – Pay Class Setup
From the Pay Class screen define:
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Pay Period Interval
Day Change Settings
Overtime Authorization
Hours Authorization
Overtime, Rounding
& Meal Rules
A pay period (interval) with start date
(end date for semi-monthly only)
must be set. Also, define overtime,
and when it should be reset?
Note: At least 1 Pay Class
must be created. The optional Advanced Pay Class Module provides enhanced
day change rules, custom pay period and holiday group setup.
Click Next to proceed with the Exceptions Setup.
Wizard – Employee Setup
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Employee Setup provides the ability to directly import
employee information from a text file. TG allows the entry of
employees with unique employee and badge numbers
and/or Payroll ID.
Also, personal & contact
information can be entered.
Note: Define employee Schedules,
make Assignments, select Labor
Levels and set Wages from the
Employees module. The optional Benefit Time Module provides enhanced tracking of
employees time off, limiting to hours earned, and reports.
Click Next to proceed with Clock Setup.
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Wizard - Clock Setup Ethernet Connection
For MTX-15 Ethernet connection first select Yes  Do you
have terminal(s) other than Access Control terminal(s)? then
Yes  Do you want to configure terminal(s)?
Click on the Location/Terminal button for Ethernet connection:
 Select “MTX-15 Default” on the General tab .
 Click on Connection tab to select Ethernet for Connection
Type and enter your IP Address. The default MTX-15 Location
automatically defines everything else for Ethernet. Click on
button.
Note: Upon initial startup after Login,
the Auto Find will detect the
connected terminal and request
selection of terminal type. Click Next to proceed to Login Setup.
Wizard – Finish & Login
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Congratulations! after the Setup Wizard is complete
the TG “Login” screen will appear. Enter a Username and
Password created during the Login Setup step and click on
the
button.
Username =
Password =
Note: All employee badge numbers, names, and terminal setup
will be downloaded to the MTX-15 from TG. For more information see the Time & Attendance Software & MTX-15 User Guides included on the TG CD.
You can also go to www.amano.com/time , e-mail tgsupport@amano.com , or call us at 1-800-253-9836 or 973-364-0294.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Reproduction in any manner without the written permission of Amano is strictly forbidden. AMX-406800  Copyright © 2010 Amano Cincinnati, Inc.  05/10