Time Attendance

Hello Experts,

I want to deploy three time attendance machines in different three locations but I want to manage the remotely from one place. How can I do this please.

Thanks
lexmark1Asked:
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mlmccCommented:
I probably can't really help with the specifics but I will try to get you started.

What time system are you using?

Have you selected the machines?
If so what are they?

Single location/building or are these separate buildings/locations?

Internet to all sites?

WHat information are you capturing?

mlmcc
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lexmark1Author Commented:
Thanks mate,

In fact I am still looking for brand and reliable machine if you can help, I need to setup the machines in different buildings, the internet is available in these buildings and the information I need to capture are time in and time out of the employees.
The machines can be connected by cable to the switch but I need to manage them remotely from one location.

Thanks
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mlmccCommented:
As I stated, I really can't help but those who can needed more details.  They still may want more information but at least they now have more informtion to start on.

Most experts do not monitor over weekends so I thought I would get some basic information for them befoe that so you didn't have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to really get started

mlmcc
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I've used 3 types of attendance machines (2 with cards, 1 with fingerprint) and for all of them the software allows to add as many machines as you want and manage all/download attendance data.

So basically any TAM's you choose will have the option to monitor/manage them from a central location, as long as they are the same type and can be accessed over LAN/Internet.

HTH,
Dan
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
As for recommendations:
1. http://www.zktechnology.com/ProductDetail.aspx?cat=Other+Readers&series=F+Series&product=F7
That is the fingerprint reader that i used on several clients for years. Stable, but only for indoor use.

2. http://gigatms.com.tw/products-detail1.asp?pid=5
This I found recently at a client. Worked for some years as time attendance on a ship, then it was recommissioned to a gate and still works. A bit old, but as long as it works...
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lexmark1Author Commented:
Hi Dan,

Thanks to answer the first part of my question, and I am still looking to how manage them from one pc while they are in different building.

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Think of them as network printers: each will have their own IP (that you can choose, or use DHCP).
From that, it's simply a matter of inputting that IP in the management software that came with the machines, if they are on the same subnet.
If not, talk with the network admin to forward the communication port (you'll find it in the manual) and use the public IP of each network.

HTH,
Dan
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
If you need a step-by-step guide, I can't do that until you actually decide what to buy.

Each manufacturer makes it's own software and they're different enough so instructions for one are useless for another.

HTH,
Dan
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lexmark1Author Commented:
Thanks again,

My one is (IFACE 302).

Can I do it if I assign three ips in same subnet to those three machines and I put them in same vlan then I assign same subnet ip to my laptop.

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if the machines and your laptop are on the same vlan (and you can ping them) you will be able to manage them all from the ZK software.

I believe it's the same software the F7, so it should be fairly intuitive to configure.

HTH,
Dan
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