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v13 terminal...

A terminal with enormous potential…


timeware v13 terminal incorporating Suprema biometric technology

The v13 is our flagship attendance device and is the perfect

product for customers that require more than just a simple attendance point for clocking in and out.

The v13 is available in just one model which incorporates a Suprema bio reader that is compatible with the Suprema device range and a timeware® format proximity reader. The v13 has been installed at a number of test sites for over two years and has undergone many updates and minor re-designs to ensure its reliability before a major launch to our customers. The v13 is the correct choice for customers that require a SmartBooking® feature, a flexitime solution that displays balances at the attendance point, customers that have special customisation requirements or customers that simply need a job costing or cost centring device.

Utilising an ARM processor and Windows 10 Core, this device if fast, flexible and capable of performing any number of specialist functions due to is customisation capabilities.

Business in, business out & end schedule…

Every attendance device needs to provide three main features and of course these come as standard in the v13.

The first and most important feature is booking at the device. Booking in and out can be achieved by using either the internal Suprema biometric reader, by proximity badge & fob or, by the person entering their own ID number through the touch screen keypad.

The second feature is very important if you have people leaving the main location to work offsite. Business in and business out enables a person to tell the v13 where they have been or where they are going. This in turn enables timeware to correctly calculate the person’s hours worked, even when people are working aware from their default location. The business in and out feature also helps timeware’s roll call to identify where people are in the event of an emergency.

The third feature is great for businesses where people may be working irregular shift patterns. The ‘end schedule’ feature enables a person to tell the v13 that they are finishing work. This is ideal for businesses that have groups of people that are working ‘on call’, for example breakdown engineers and Nursing home staff

ESS (Employee Self Service)…

The v13 can help to reduce wasted time by providing on-screen information that would normally require interaction with team-leaders or the HR department. Please note that the following features can be enabled or disabled depending on a person’s grouping. Here is a list of ESS features that are standard on the v13.

Absence and holidays

View your entitlement: Show annual holiday entitlement with time taken, time booked and time remaining. This feature can operate in days or hours mode. Request and absence: Request a day or number of days leave for example for health appointments or holidays. Cancel an absence request: Cancel previously requested leave.

All requests are ultimately presented to a manager for approval or declining on their timeware ‘To-do’ list. The person making the request will then receive an email with the manager decision.

Timesheet information

View your balance: Used for checking the hours worked at basic and overtime rates for the last four work periods.

View your rota: Used for checking which daily work schedule the person has been allocated to over the next 31 days.

View your in/out status: Used for checking is a person has booked in or out.


A great feature that sends an email to the person making the request containing their annual holiday entitlement information, an hours worked report and their current 31 day work rota.


Customisation is the v13’s USP, it’s where the v13 excels.

Here are some examples of typical customisation:

Example 1: A person attempts to ‘book in’ 18 minutes before the start of their work schedule when the company rules state that no-on can book more than 15 minutes before their start time. In this case, the terminal could display a message saying ‘Too early to book, please return in 3 minutes.’ This example would help to reduce administration time during the payroll run when someone one need to query whether this was an approved ‘early start’ or someone simply catching an earlier bus!

Example 2: A person attempts to ‘book in’ 25 minutes after their work schedule start time. The terminal could display the message ‘You are 25 minutes late!’ and request that the person selects the reason for their lateness from a pre-defined list of absence reasons. Multiple late arrivals during a pre-defined period could trigger a notification to be passed to a Manager ‘To-do’ list for further investigation.

Example 3: Similarly, someone attempting to ‘book out’ before the end of their work schedule could be asked to confirm the reason for the early departure.

Other examples include wishing people ‘Happy Birthday’ on that special day or highlighting the number of work days before the person’s next holiday.

v13 customisation can even enable access to non- timeware data held within other system’s databases. A simple example could be accessing the company cafeteria software to display today’s lunchtime special.

In short, the possibilities are endless.


For information about timeware® terminal upgrades, please contact Karl Briggs in customer care on or call +44 (0)1706 659368