Attendance system PASSPORT
Attendance system PASSPORT is part of a comprehensive information system INFOS and is designed for recording and automatic processing of attendance.
PASSPORT system processes the data recorded by passing through the identification elements reader in relation to data on definitions of shifts, calendars and other settings. The system not only evaluates the attendance , but also controls according to predefined patterns of working hours and allows you to edit and implement new actions directly from the keybord of PC users. Processed data on attendance can be neatly printed by various reports, or exported to consequential systems, especially wage and personnel. Each person makes marking of attendance events on identification cards readers, which are placed at the entry to premises or at premises of individual workplaces in accordance with the requirements.
About the system
Basic attendance actions when is possible to make a note of the beginning and the end:
- regular work activity
- business trip
- lunch break
- doctor visit
- or any other programmable actions
Resulting data about attendance processed by PASSPORT system are created as combination of records from sensors, edited calculations or generated actions (illness, vacation,...) and their comparison with setting of corresponding models of working time. Following-up attendance processing is possible to substantially simplify and make more efficient by transfering attendace data into wage modul operated by user (e.g. Helios iNuvio).
Main benefits of PASSPORT system:
makes data processing easier and more accurate
stops from unauthorized data adjusting
makes exhausting and uncomfortable attendance data rewriting and follow-up calculation of worked time easier
processing data different work groups with different kinds of work time
operative and fast processing of records
provides fast information about current attendance status and presence of persons
openness with links to other systems
provides data protection against unauthorized adjusting
making basic information about worked time available on reader of indentification cards
Intranet modul WATT
System INFOS contains modul WATT – intranet attendance processing which is compatible with corresponding functions of PASSPORT system. Modul WATT adopts general settings of INFOS system (user names, access rights, list of persons and their organizational structure), attendance is evaluated according to PASSPORT settings. WATT is not fully independent modul, deals only sector attendance evaluation.
Benefits of modul WATT:
central administration and system upgrade (all on one computer)
reducing of client stations load (all is in motion on server)
reducing database server load (data are loaded all at once)
INFOS system presents a comprehensive pack of software applications using identification elements, especially cards, in various areas of business, security and other activities. From management and the definition of entry, through processing of attendance, visitors registration, parking control, the elevators operation, to the solution of ordering and restaurant catering, operating of vending machines for dispensing of food and beverages, evaluation of time consumption of orders, products identification and other areas. INFOS system is a development product of company COMINFO, a.s. and builds on the previous generation of identification systems.
INFOS system supports identification elements, especially in their non-contact design - these are the identification cards and tags of various types (HID, Philips, Motorola, TAGSYS, EM, MIFARE, INFINEON, LEGIC, Texas Instruments, microwave tags and others). Magnetic cards and bar codes are supported continually.
The relevant software modules of INFOS system fully support the network operation - according to requirements and terms the applications can be run as a single-or multi-user with multiple computers and a support of LAN or WAN. Individual applications of INFOS system are designed for installation on PC workstations running MS Windows VISTA, XP, 2000.
INFOS is fully based on client / server architecture. As SQL servers are supported MS SQL Server (versions 2008 to 7.0), including MS SQL 2005 Express, Oracle and Informix. The environments UNIX and LINUX are optional for module of communications with ID cards sensors.
Strongly growing area within INFOS system are applications for intranet environments, which have three-tier architecture - data SQL server, application server and a web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and higher). These include the application WATT, which is an intranet module for editing and reporting of attendance compatible with editing in the PASSPORT system. Furthermore the CARDPAY Web module which includes tasks for intranet food ordering, vouchers exchange, and review of taken meals.
INFOS system allows full data outputs (connection files, summary sheets, ...) for its processing in payroll systems, in production orders monitoring systems, statistics, and other systems. It also contains the imports of required data.
Within the module Cards Management the INFOS system provides features for management of photographs of persons, including the production (printing) of identification cards. A complete photo studio for the preparation of photographs of persons can be the part of the delivery.
Basic features of INFOS system:
• only one contactless identification card for different applications
• common central SQL database for different applications
• common programs users - rights for applications are defined within one application
• common database of persons including photos
• direct identification cards printer connection, including the possibility of design of the own design of printing
• used terminals and ID elements sensors are mostly universal - for attendance in various modes, monitoring of orders and for access control in various modes - adjustable only by the configuration of appropriate applications on the PC
Basic applications of INFOS system:
• PASSPORT - Attendance system
• WATT – Intranet application for attendance data
• ACCESS - Access system
• CARDPAY – Payments system for catering, sports facilities, vending machines, copy machines, parking spaces …
• VISIT – Visitors´ evidence system
• SVZ – Monitoring and evaluation of orders