UNDERSTANDING THE RAW DATA CLOCK FILE OUTPUT FOR EASY INTEGRATION INTO 3RD PARTY ATTENDANCE SOLUTIONS
(Lauranka COMMS Sigma)
Our Lauranka COMMS Sigma Software is an incredibly simple to setup and easy to use P.C. or Server based application designed specifically for use with Idemia's Sigma, VisionPass and amazing MorphoWave Compact Biometric Readers. It not only allows for the Polling of Data off the Reader(s), but also basic setup requirements including the transferring/manipulation of templates, etc.
You can POLL the Readers either manually (via the COMMS Software), or automatically via a Windows Task Schedule, or in the case of many of the 3rd party solutions who link into our COMMS/Reader solutions just run a simple command line to trigger the Polling.
Polling Command Line -
When we POLL we will create a new file if none exists or append to an existing one if it already exists. We do not specify if the Clocking is In or Out, it is up to the Attendance Software to determine this based on their rules. The default file name we create is 'tmclock.daf', however please note this is totally user definable including the extension name and file location to where it is to be saved.
Sample file line:
31=Facility Code (Can be 31 or 41, 31=Attendance Punch, 41=Job Punch)
0800=Hours and Minute
00=Can also be optionally a 03 or 04 (optional – if used - For Clocking out on a break type)
000000000000000=Cost Centre* (optional - if used... would be a 41 punch)
000000000000000= Job* (optional - if used... would be a 41 punch)
(Attached/above sample file is ‘tmclock.daf’ for 21st May 2014 for employee 123, 08:00 and 16:30 – can be opened in Notepad.)
* Please note with the Readers they can only generate either a Cost Centre Value or a Job Value on a single line, and not combinations of both.