High-Tech Gadgets And Equipment, Once Seen In Spy Movies, Are Now Used In Offices

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You may have seen high-tech gadgets such as retinal scanners or handprint readers while watching movies. You may have thought we were decades away from using these kinds of devices. Many similar products are already available, and on the market now.

Kaysville, Utah, October 6, 2005 – Biometric devices have been integrated into many devices such as door locks, computers, car ignitions and more. Because biometric devices use physical features of people, they cannot be duplicated and provide maximum security. They are growing quickly in popularity due to their reliability and proven technology. One of the most recent applications of biometric technology are time clocks.

ABC Office now offers the new biometric Acroprint HandPunch time recorder. This new device uses an employee's hand to clock in and out of work. Because the employee's hand is used to check in and out, time cards and magnetic stripes are not needed. Employees no longer have to worry about losing a card or swiping an ID. All you need is your hand. You can see an example of this device by going here: http://www.abcoffice.com/handpunch1000.htm.

Using biometric time clocks eliminates fraud and addresses several problems prevalent in older punch-style time clocks. In the past, businesses experienced problems by having employees' friends clock in on behalf of others, even though they were not actually present. These meant employers were paying workers for time not worked. With the introduction of biometrics, and the HandPunch time clock, employees must be physically present to punch into work. Friends and coworkers are now unable sign in for other people. This guarantees that time reported is accurate. This helps businesses run more efficiently and saves money.

The HandPunch uses geometry biometrics. It determines who the employee is based on the size and shape of their hand. The system does not capture fingerprints or palm prints. Hand geometry is highly accurate, and is generally not affected by rings, small adhesive bandages and false fingernails. Employees simply place their hand on the HandPunch unit and punch in an ID number to clock in and out. Green and red lights let the employee know the status of each punch.

For information about biometric time clocks, call toll-free (1-800-658-8788) Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. MST. A knowledgeable customer service representative can then assist with answering questions.

For further information, please contact David Stuart, Marketing Supervisor of ABC Office, 1-800-658-8788.

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