Moscow, Russian Federation (PressExposure) June 05, 2007 -- BioLink announces the release of a new version of BioTime, an advanced biometric time monitoring and access control system. BioTime v. 4.0 is mostly advantageous for more intuitive schedules and reports, centralized management of access control biometric terminals and availability of BioTime Standard (for small and middle enterprises) and BioTime Enterprise (for large enterprises) editions.
In addition to the available shifted, fixed and no-fixed schedules, BioTime now comprises a calendar schedule. Such an option is especially handy for companies with continuous production cycles, where a business day can start at 10 pm and end at 6 am next morning.
Two more reports are added to the system. They allow displaying the required personnel-related information in the most convenient and easy-to-see way. A work time-board displays the arrival and departure time of every employee as well as the total hours worked by an employee; undertimes are highlighted in red and overtimes are highlighted in green. A late comings log allows displaying the day on which an employee came to office late, the time during which a given employee was late, total truancies for a specified period and their aggregate duration.
An important option is added to the access control module of BioTime. It allows defining access rights of employee accessing various areas and premises to the exact minute. For example, an access schedule allows ordinary employees enter the corporate canteen only during lunch hours, while catering personnel and security people can access it at any time.
Large firms with a distributed company structure will surely praise new centralized management features. From now on, configurations of checkpoints can be managed from a single command centre for various employees to access areas protected by BioLink FingerPass terminals or card readers by applying a previously enrolled finger.
Operation modes of BioLink FingerPass terminals can also be easily switched. The terminal can operate in autonomous (biometric records are stored in the device memory), network (the data is stored on the BioTime server) and combined (combination of autonomous and network modes) modes. As a standard, it is recommended to use a combined mode: in this case if the connection with BioTime server fails (due to temporary LAN failures), the terminal continues operating, and upon reconnection, it will pass over the accumulated information on the arrival and departure events stored in the internal memory to the server.
The head of the time monitoring and access control division of BioLink says: "BioTime is characterized by a wide range of advanced time monitoring and access control features, has an intuitive interface, and provided support for multiple identifiers (fingerprints, smart cards, tokens). As for accuracy and reliability of the system provided by using unique biometric parameters, we can surely say that BioTime is an obvious choice for any company striving to effectively manage personnel and control access to its offices".