January 18, 2013 -
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that SwipeClock, a Web-based timekeeping solution provider and manufacturer of TimeClock, WebClock, FlexClock and VoiceClock, has extended its line of timekeeping solutions by adding Schlage’s biometric HandPunch GT-400 hardware.
Based in the Salt Lake City area, SwipeClock has been providing timekeeping technology to payroll service providers located primarily in the United States and Canada since 2000. SwipeClock offers employers the ability to track, and more importantly, reduce labor costs.
Schlage is an operating unit of Ingersoll Rand, and its HandPunch GT-400 hardware uses hand geometry, the length, thickness, and curvature of fingers (or simply size and shape of a user’s hand), to verify employee attendance.
Hand geometry technology takes measurements of the hand and converts them into a 20-byte numerical template. This template is then matched with the enrollment template and the user’s identity is verified. Hand geometry technology is not affected by tattoos, jewelry, fingernails, lotions, dirt, smudges or dust. The reading and verification process takes less than a second with impeccable reliability.
The HandPunch GT-400 is a versatile and flexible workforce management solution that lends itself to a diverse array of facilities and work groups:
The new terminal is twenty percent smaller than previous hand geometry units, yet includes a large ATM-style display. It’s a sophisticated timekeeping solution that allows organizations to record and verify an employee’s punch by the size and shape of their hand in real-time.
For employers, implementing biometrics to automate the collection of time and attendance data can eliminate “buddy punching” (one employee clocking in/out for another), manual data verification and payroll errors, resulting in tremendous savings.
Additionally, the HandPunch GT-400 biometric terminal can be configured to meet virtually any networking need or online operation with its standard 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, eliminating the expense of installing new cabling while benefiting from accelerated data processing time.