Multi-fuctional Data Collection Terminal

A proven performer with enhanced functionality for high volume applications, the Multi-functional Time & Data Terminal can record employee time, monitor productivity, control access and monitor inventory – perfect for a multitude of industries.

The Multi-functional Terminal is 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 magnetic stripe, bar code, or proximity 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 TA785’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-moulded plastic that provides a tough, yet lightweight and attractive case. The TA785’s internal battery provides full operation if power is lost.

Features available in the Mutli-functional Terminal:

  • Eliminate Manually Generated Time Card Data
  • Costs Less Than Other Automated Timekeeping Products
  • Links Directly To Your Existing Computer System
  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • Accept/Reject Tones
  • Integrated Signal Control for Bells and Access
  • Includes on-board Wireless 802.11b Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, Proximity and/or Fingerprint Reader (1:1 Verify & 1: N Identify modes)
  • Supervisor Mode
  • Supports Power over Ethernet
  • Supports external readers such as Bar Code Wand/Gun or Access Control swipe
  • Integrated Operational Battery Backup
  • Eight Programmable Functions
  • Durable Construction
  • 2x16 Character LCD Backlit Display
  • Battery Backed Memory
  • Data Input Validation
  • Lockout Scheduling
  • Employee Messaging
  • Signal Control
  • Manufactured to ISO-9001


  • Eliminates the errors associated with manually collected data
  • Easy operation
  • Accurate, reliable data
  • User programmable
  • Link directly to your existing computer system
  • 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

Staff were trying to do us a favour by adding up their timesheets for us (making) honest mistakes, but costly ones

Marilynn Davey, Administration Officer, Southside Sport and Community Club

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