Multi-functional Data Collection Terminal

The Multi-functional Time & Data Terminal can record employee time, monitor productivity, control access and monitor inventory in a multitude of industries including restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, banks, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and many others.

The Multi-functional Terminal operates as a simple to use data collection point for employee information. It can be linked to a variety of existing computer networks in your organisation to complement the management information systems you already have in place.  By automating your data collection process, you can eliminate the manpower and mistakes associated with conventional time cards, thereby reducing both payroll costs and errors.

The Multi-functional Terminal guarantees accurate, reliable input.  Employees simply enter information through the Multi-functional Terminal's keypad, by swiping a proximity badge, magnetic stripe, or bar code badge. In addition, the Multi-functional Terminal's Biometric capability supports multiple types of fingerprint sensors. Employee feedback is provided through audible accept/reject tones and displayed messages.

Communication between the Multi-functional Terminal and your computer is accomplished by polling and programming utilities or integrated time and attendance systems. The Multi-functional Terminal automatically transfers data to your computer. In turn, the computer is used to program the Multi-functional Terminal. Each of the Multi-functional Terminal's 8 function keys can be programmed to ask up to four levels of information.

Put the power of automated data collection to use in your business!

Each piece of information can be validated and stored in the terminal’s memory until requested by the host computer. The Multi-functional Terminal can be programmed to prompt employees for data input, display employee messages, validate job costing entries, restrict employee punching via a schedule, regulate employee access to restricted areas, control a bell and much more.  The Multi-functional Terminal collects this data and transfers it to your computer via RS232 serial, RS485 LAN, internal dial-up modem or Ethernet communications, whether wired or wireless.

The Multi-functional Terminal is constructed of injection-molded plastic that provides a tough, yet lightweight and attractive case. The TA785’s internal battery provides full operation if power is lost.

What kind of data would you like to collect? Accurate tracking and reporting of employee time is essential to determining productivity.

Features Available in the TA785:

  • Eliminates Manually Generated Time Card Data
  • Costs Less Than Other Automated Timekeeping Products
  • Links Directly To Your Existing Computer System
  • 8 Programmable Function Keys
  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • Accept/Reject Tones
  • Integrated Signal Control for Bells and Access
  • Four Methods of Background Communications Including On­board Wireless 802.11b
  • Proximity, Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, and/or Fingerprint Reader (1:1 Verify & 1: N Identify modes)
  • Data Input Validation
  • Supervisor Mode
  • Lockout Scheduling
  • Employee Messaging
  • Supports Power over Ethernet
  • Supports external readers such as Bar Code Wand/Gun or Access Control swipe
  • Integrated Operational Battery Backup


  • Eliminates the errors associated with manually collected data
  • Features easy operation
  • Provides accurate, reliable data
  • Is user programmable
  • Links directly to your existing computer system
  • Offers a variety of options
  • Rechargeable back-up battery enables over 2 hours of full operation during power failure
  • Costs less than other automated data collection products

Options available in the Multi-functional Terminal:

  • Ethernet Communications
  • Modem Communications
  • P.O.E (Power over Ethernet)
  • Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • External Reader

For more detail, download our fact sheet here 

Estimate Your Savings

To be perfectly honest, I’d rather our competitors didn’t buy it, as it provides us with an additional management tool and productivity control mechanism that they don’t have

Rick Nothard, Financial Controller, Sheraton Brisbane

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