Cosway Leverages NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management with Schlage's Biometric HandPunch GT-400

Terminals 20 percent smaller than previous hand geometry units yet include a large ATM-style display

CARMEL, IN - Cosway Company (Carson, Calif.), which manufactures fully-integrated, full-service personal care products, has relied on Employee Management Solutions (Palm Desert, Calif.) to implement the a software application and time clock hardware that lets Cosway easily manage and maintain its round-the-clock workforce. Today, Cosway is using Schlage's new GT-400 biometric hand geometry time clocks, which operate on the NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management application to clock employees in and out. The biometric time clocks function in real time, without the need for data polling, as time punches are delivered and updated to the system immediately upon entry.

"Managing employees in real time is a necessity in the manufacturing industry," emphasizes Raul Camacho, Cosway plant manager. "By controlling payroll dollars, these biometric units provide the cost control we need to run our company's facilities."

The NOVAtime 4000 complements the time clock hardware and its workforce management solution supports all of Cosway's day-to-day operations through automated processes. For instance, Cosway's payroll manager can manage all direct employees as well as leased employees, all within the single system.

The Schlage GT-400 hand reader looks at the unique three-dimensional size and shape of each employee's hand. The result of ninety hand measurements, including lengths, widths, thickness and surface areas, is converted into a mathematical template of the hand, which is used for verification. The HandPunch GT-400 is extremely user-friendly, providing increased user acceptance. The platen features a printed hand outline to ensure accurate hand placement while punching. The platen, keypad and function keys of the HandPunch GT-400 are all infused with an antimicrobial agent to ensure protection through the punching process.

The terminal's ATM-style interface and large bright 3.8-inch display generate efficient, accurate, flexible and dynamic data collection. With it, employees can easily follow prompts. Using keys in association with the display, the HandPunch GT-400 provides information like an ATM. As the user enters one piece of information, the terminal asks for the next input.

Unlike badges, punch cards, or other employee tracking devices, a biometric reader ensures that no employee can punch in for another (Buddy Punching), which eliminates time fraud and reduces payroll costs. Because every person's hand is unique, a biometric-based time clock provides a quick, accurate, and reliable way to record "In" and "Out" punches for each employee. That is why so many organizations are now switching to biometric time and attendance devices. Over 6 million people throughout the world clock in and out of work with a hand geometry reader. Deployed properly, the Schlage hand reader can deliver a payback in fewer than nine months.

About NOVAtime
With corporate headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, NOVAtime continues to develop and provide the most advanced technology in its solutions. As a recognized technical leader in the Workforce Management industry, NOVAtime helps organizations, worldwide, automate and simplify their labor management processes. Over 10,000 organizations are utilizing NOVAtime Time & Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, with staff sizes ranging anywhere from under 100 to over 80,000 employees. The solutions offer various data collection methods, scheduling, labor allocation, leave and accrual management, reporting, and more. With flexible functionality and multiple methods of application delivery, including an on-premise licensed model, in addition to the hosted Software as a Service model, the NOVAtime 4000 solution is able to accommodate all types of businesses, regardless of size and complexity. The NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solution has recently, once again, passed the rigorous application penetration tests conducted by a third party security testing and verification firm. For more information about NOVAtime Technology, Inc. and how the NOVAtime solutions can help streamline your workforce management needs, please email sales(at)novatime(dot)net, call 877-486-6682, or visit

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or

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