AttendHRM can integrate with a variety of Time Attendance, Access Control Bio-metric devices to fetch the attendance punches of employees. The devices can be directly integrated to AttendHRM software in the Time Registration module just by specifying the IP address of the device. In order to configure the device that are placed in remote locations and are used by employees to register their attendance, port forwarding method can be used. The steps below explain how to directly connect a time-attendance access control device to AttendHRM software.

Bio-metric Devices
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Import Employee Attendance Using Excel into AttendHRM

Have you got no time attendance devices in place, AttendHRM updates attendance of employees not alone using direct connection to time attendance-access control bio-metric devices but also importing attendance from an excel file. At locations where devices are not implemented for attendance tracking but follow the old school method of recording in excel, the excel sheet attendance can be directly imported to AttendHRM and update the attendance of employees.

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How to add a time attendance access control device into AttendHRM?

The table below detail the fields that has to be filled in the software when trying to add devices of various brands into the software.

Field Name Description
Clear device when punch count reaches The software will clear the punches in the device to zero when the punch count reaches the figure specified in this field.
Client ID Client ID
Connection String Connection String
Database File Specify the database file where the punch details of employees will be available.
Database Folder Specify the folder in which database file where the punch details of employees will be available.
Default Location Default Location
Device Scroll down to select the make of device you are connecting to AttendHRM.
Device Category Choose Attendance under this if the device is in place for tracking attendance of employees. Else based onĀ  the purpose, you can choose from Restricted Area, Canteen or Clinic.
Device Name Specify a name for the device.
Device Type Select as Direct to configure a connection to device via LAN or through Internet. Put Device Type as ‘Mapping’ if to map the text file obtained from the device into AttendHRM and update the attendance.
Door Choose the Door at which the device is installed.
Enabled? This field has to checked mark to keep the communication with a device and AttendHRM live. If the field is unchecked AttendHRM will not attempt to connect to the device. It will be in disabled state until enabled is checked mark.
Import File Field to specify the file that has to be imported and it’s location.
Import Schedule The intervals at which device and software communication must happen.
IP Address IP Address assigned to the device.
Keep Connected Check mark this option to keep the communication between the device and software always live other than scheduling it for intervals.
Local Port Local Port
Location ID Location ID
Mac Address (Last 3 Positions) Last 3 positions of MAC address
Machine Number Machine Number
Password Password
Port Number Port Number
Punch Type Choose if the device is to accept both IN and OUT punches or just alone for IN or OUT.
Reader ID Reader ID
Schedule Time Schedule Time
Store Photo Store Photo
Syris DB Syris DB
Terminal Address Terminal Address
Terminal ID Terminal ID
Use COM Port Use COM Port
Username Username