Time Attendance V1.4 - AVEA International Company Limited

Time Attendance V1.4 User Manual
Time Attendance
V1.4
Installation Manual
May 11, 2011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
TIME ATTENDANCE ....................................................................................................................................5
2.
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION .....................................................................................................................6
3.
SETTING UP THE TIME ATTENDANCE SYSTEM............................................................................7
4.
5.
3.1
Set Password ....................................................................................................................................7
3.2
Login..................................................................................................................................................8
3.3
Setup - Auto IN/OUT Time (For PC Based “CLOCK” Reader Only)................................8
3.4
Setup – Door Open Control .........................................................................................................9
3.5
Setup - Email..................................................................................................................................10
3.6
Setup - Group Definition.............................................................................................................11
3.7
Setup - Readers ..............................................................................................................................12
3.8
Webcam Setup ...............................................................................................................................13
3.9
Web Reporter.................................................................................................................................14
3.10
Offline Reader Manager ...............................................................................................................15
CARD MANAGER .........................................................................................................................................18
4.1
Add Cards.......................................................................................................................................18
4.2
Edit Card Information..................................................................................................................19
4.3
Print Cards......................................................................................................................................20
4.4
Print Member List .........................................................................................................................22
DATABASE MANAGEMENT....................................................................................................................23
5.1
Backup Log Database...................................................................................................................23
5.2
Backup System Database .............................................................................................................23
5.3
Restore Log Database...................................................................................................................23
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Restore System Database .............................................................................................................23
5.5
Export To EXCEL File ...............................................................................................................23
5.6
Export To Text File......................................................................................................................24
5.7
Erase Log Database ......................................................................................................................24
5.8
Erase Staff Records.......................................................................................................................24
5.9
Format Database ...........................................................................................................................24
5.10
Import Log Records .....................................................................................................................24
5.11
Import Staff Records ....................................................................................................................24
6.
LED AND BUZZER ......................................................................................................................................25
7.
EXAMPLES FOR PC BASED READER’S SETUP ................................................................................26
8.
9.
10.
7.1
Setup One Time Clock Reader With PC Camera ....................................................................26
7.2
Setup One Access Control Reader With PC Camera And Bypass Switch...........................27
7.3
Setup For Eight Readers ..............................................................................................................28
REPORTS – ATTENDANCE ......................................................................................................................29
8.1
First In / Last Out Attendance Report .....................................................................................29
8.2
Two Sessions Attendance Report...............................................................................................31
REPORTS – PRINTOUTS ............................................................................................................................33
9.1
Daily Individual Report ................................................................................................................34
9.2
Time Logs Report .........................................................................................................................35
9.3
Total Hours Report.......................................................................................................................36
9.4
Total Hours Detail Report...........................................................................................................37
9.5
Who’s IN / OUT Report.............................................................................................................38
SPREADSHEET ....................................................................................................................................39
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10.1
First IN / Last OUT Spreadsheet ..............................................................................................39
10.2
IN / OUT Pairs Spreadsheet ......................................................................................................40
10.3
Time Logs Spreadsheet ................................................................................................................41
10.4
IN OUT Pairs Late & Early Leave Spreadsheet ......................................................................42
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1. TIME ATTENDANCE
This software is designed exclusively for using with AVEA’s RFID proximity products from AVEA
International Company Limited. It can be used as attendance as well as access control.
While presenting an AVEA’s ID card to the reader connecting to the computer with Time Attendance
(Windows), the system will

Stamp the date, time and card ID number into the computer database

Show up the associated picture with the specific ID on the computer screen
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Capture the photo of the scene to avoid trick clocking

Release the electric lock if “access allowed”
There are standard reports for attendance or you may export data to MSEXCEL or TEXT format for
further data processing like payroll, appraisal, etc.
The system can manage up to 8 readers. Moreover, system for more readers can be ordered separately.
Minimum System Requirements:

Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP. Windows Vista, Windows 7
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Pentium II 600MHz or faster
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256 MB RAM or more
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500 MB free hard drive space or more
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CDROM drive
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Direct X version 8 or above
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2. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
To install the Time Attendance software, please follow the steps:

Download and install the Time Attendance software from http://avea.cc/sw/TA.zip
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Save and unzip the file
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Execute the setup.exe program
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Follow the installation instruction to finish the installation.
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3. SETTING UP THE TIME
ATTENDANCE SYSTEM
The state of most windows of Time Attendance will be memorized. You may resize the windows
according to your specific needs.
To setup the system correctly, you need to connect the AVEA’s reader to the serial ports of the PC. It can
be standard RS232 serial port (i.e. COM1, COM2) or extended serial ports by USB to serial cables or
add-on cards. But the COM port must be 1 to 8.
3.1 SET PASSWORD
The password is used to protect the system from illegal access to the system. Please set a password for the
system. If the password is forgotten, there is no way to recover it. And you need to reinstall the software
again meanwhile all data and setup will be overwritten. Please sure to remember the password.
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3.2 LOGIN
In order to setup the software and use the features of the software, you need to login. If password is set,
you need to enter the correct password to login successfully.
3.3 SETUP - AUTO IN/OUT TIME (FOR PC BASED “CLOCK” READER
ONLY)
Auto IN/OUT Time is a powerful feature for readers that are setup as TIME CLOCK in “mode of
operation” of Reader’s setup (see section 3.6). With this feature, a single PC based reader can be used to
collect data for clock IN and clock OUT. Hence, more accurate data can be collected for reporting. (*This
feature will not affect the data collected from IN/OUT and offline reader.)
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3.4 SETUP – DOOR OPEN CONTROL
Use this function to open the door with just a click on the Time Attendance window.
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3.5 SETUP - EMAIL
If the system is Internet connected, the attendance record can be email out by SMTP protocol. If
the email settings are set correctly, an email will be sent for each attendance record. Therefore,
attendance records can be gathered from different geographical locations.
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3.6 SETUP - GROUP DEFINITION
Group is used to classify the members. So define the groups before entering the information for Card
Information. Each group may have different working hours for report generation.
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3.7 SETUP - READERS
Setup communication ports that are connected with AVEA’s readers. Instruct the Time Attendance to
perform the tasks after getting the card ID from the readers.
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3.8 WEBCAM SETUP
A PC webcam be used with the system to capture the clocking scene. The system can be set to capture a
photo while an ID card is presented to the AVEA’s reader. It is stored for future reference.
Be sure to upgrade to DirectX version 8 or above in order to have it work properly.
*** MUST use DirectX version 8 or above
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3.9 WEB REPORTER
Use Internet Explorer to browse your attendance logs. Various commands are supported to show
different types of report
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3.10 OFFLINE READER MANAGER
For TA series’ offline readers with keypads only:
3.10.1 IN mode : use offline reader for entrance only or
Offline reader as MASTER for entrance with or without PIN + SLAVE reader for exit :
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3.10.2 OUT mode : use offline reader as MASTER for exit + KS232U/F as SLAVE for entrance:
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3.10.3 CLOCK mode : use offline reader as Standalone TIME CLOCK for time attendance
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4. CARD MANAGER
The card manager is a utility to help the user to create printed member cards for
the pictured identification.
4.1 ADD CARDS
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4.2 EDIT CARD INFORMATION
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4.3 PRINT CARDS
Design and print your own employee cards to use with the ID card.
Member Card will be printed according to the information from Print Member Card and the individual
Card Information.
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4.4 PRINT MEMBER LIST
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5. DATABASE MANAGEMENT
The attendance record database and the system database can be backup and restored in your system. The
attendance record database can also be exported to EXCEL or text file for future use.
5.1 BACKUP LOG DATABASE
Backup all attendance records to your hard disk for future use.
5.2 BACKUP SYSTEM DATABASE
Backup all system information in Setup to your hard disk for future use.
5.3 RESTORE LOG DATABASE
Restore all attendance records from backup.
5.4 RESTORE SYSTEM DATABASE
Restore all system information from backup. All staff records in card information and system setup will be
replaced by the backup file.
5.5 EXPORT TO EXCEL FILE
It exports all data from the database to a MSEXCEL file for further use or payroll calculation.
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5.6 EXPORT TO TEXT FILE
Export all attendance records to a text file for data backup in chronological order.
5.7 ERASE LOG DATABASE
Erase all attendance /log records.
5.8 ERASE STAFF RECORDS
Erase all staff records in card information.
5.9 FORMAT DATABASE
Clean up the database. Erase all attendance records and card information.
5.10 IMPORT LOG RECORDS
It imports the attendance / log records from the backup file of “Log Database” and merges the log
database into the local database for reporting. For example, staffs can clock their time at different
locations for attendance control. The head office collects the log databases from branch offices, and then
imports / merges them into the head office’s database for reporting.
5.11 IMPORT STAFF RECORDS
It imports / merges the staff records from the backup file of
“System Database”, but system settings
will not be imported in this mode.
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6. LED AND BUZZER
The followings are the summary of the responses of the LED and BUZZER from the AVEA’s PC based
reader.
INDICATION
RED LED
Stand by mode – waiting for instruction
GREEN LED
BUZZER
LOCK
Blink
Action: Present a card to the IN / OUT reader – computer online
Access Denied
ON
One Long Beep
Access Allowed
ON
One Short Beep
Access Denied
ON
One Long Beep
ID card registered in Card Information
ON
One Long Beep
Release
Action: Present a card to the CLOCK reader – computer online
Action: Present a card to the AC reader
ON
– Computer offline
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7. EXAMPLES FOR PC BASED
READER’S SETUP
In order to allow the user to understand the system usage, the followings are examples to setup the system
for PC based readers.
7.1 SETUP ONE TIME CLOCK READER WITH PC CAMERA
A reader is installed and connected to COM1 for time recording.
A PC camera is connected to the computer for photo capture while ID card user presenting the card to
the reader.
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7.2 SETUP ONE ACCESS CONTROL READER WITH PC CAMERA AND
BYPASS SWITCH
A reader is installed outside the door and connected to COM1 for entrance and exit.
A Bypass Switch is connected to the reader and installed inside the door for exit.
A PC camera is connected to the computer and installed in the entrance for photo capture while the ID
card users presenting the card to the reader.
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7.3 SETUP FOR EIGHT READERS
Just for an example:
COM1, Front Door Entrance (IN) – PC camera connect to the computer and bypass switch connect to
the motion sensor
COM2, Front Door Exit (OUT) – bypass switch connect to the electric lock of front door
COM3, Time Clock (CLOCK)
COM4, Store Room Entrance (IN)
COM5, Store Room Exit (OUT)
COM6, Back Door Entrance (IN)
COM7, Back Door Exit (OUT)
COM8, Director Room - bypass switch connect to the electric lock of director room for exit
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8. REPORTS – ATTENDANCE
The attendance report is generated based on the working hours defined by the user. The attendance
records are comparing to the working hours and calculate the late and early leave information.
8.1 FIRST IN / LAST OUT ATTENDANCE REPORT
This report would be great for those who use the readers for access control or time recording. It extracts
the first and last data (or first IN last OUT data) in a day to calculate the Late, Early Leave and Overtime
for selected employees according to the Standard Working Hours and Overtime policy for a specific
period of date range.
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8.2 TWO SESSIONS ATTENDANCE REPORT
It extracts the first four data in a day (or first two data - depend on the working hours’ setup) to calculate
the Late, Early Leave and Overtime for selected employees according to the Standard Working Hours and
Overtime policy for two sessions. Daily records that less than four times / two times or more than four
times / two times in a day may not be included in the calculation. Reminder will be printed on the report.
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9. REPORTS – PRINTOUTS
The reports are generated from the attendance records according to the user selected options.
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9.1 DAILY INDIVIDUAL REPORT
Report for individual employee status at a specific date.
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9.2 TIME LOGS REPORT
Report for all data sorted by name according to selected readers at a specific date range. Number of
records and clocked days for that employee will be reported.
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9.3 TOTAL HOURS REPORT
It is a detailed Total Working Hours Report for employees of selected readers according to First in Last
out basis for a specific date range. The first data will be used as the IN time and the last data will be used
as the OUT time for calculation.
** For IN / OUT readers’ report, IN and OUT records must be matched in pair.
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9.4 TOTAL HOURS DETAIL REPORT
Total Hours Detail Report calculates all the time difference between two consecutive records in a day for
employees.
** For IN / OUT readers’ report, IN and OUT records must be matched in pair.
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9.5 WHO’S IN / OUT REPORT
Report for finding out WHO is IN the office and WHO is NOT IN (OUT) the office at a specific date.
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10. SPREADSHEET
The attendance records can be processed according to the working hours and output to an EXCEL file to
further processing like payroll, appraisal, etc.
10.1 FIRST IN / LAST OUT SPREADSHEET
It extracts the first clocked data (First) and the last clocked data (Last) from selected readers.
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10.2 IN / OUT PAIRS SPREADSHEET
Data are grouped into pairs which must be clock IN and clock OUT data.
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10.3 TIME LOGS SPREADSHEET
It sorts out all the data by employees according to the selected readers for the selected date range.
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10.4 IN OUT PAIRS LATE & EARLY LEAVE SPREADSHEET
Powerful spreadsheet report for your factory’s four sessions time attendance needs. It calculates the Late
& Early Leave attendance records for at most four sessions in a day and generates the spreadsheet
according to the defined Time Attendance Table.
Since it is an independent report, you have to define your work time for different group of workers for
report generation.
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