Data Terminal is designed for time and attendance systems.

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Cambridge Clock 2000 Series can store data for up to 1,000 employees, and support alternative input devices, such as bar code wands, laser scanners, proximity readers and external bar code readers. Terminals can be integrated with company's WinSTAR and eForce Windows-based workforce management systems, and operated using Ethernet, modem, RS232/RS422 or other connections. Employees and supervisors can review time data at terminal.

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SimplexGrinnell Advances Data-Collection Capabilities with Latest Cambridge Clock* 2000 Time and Data Terminal

WESTMINSTER, Massachusetts (November 7, 2001) - SimplexGrinnell's Workforce Solutions business division, a premier provider of automated workforce management systems and services, advances its ability to serve the data-collection needs of customers with the introduction of a new version of the Cambridge Clock 2000 Series of data terminals.

Featuring increased capacity that enables each terminal to store data for up to 1,000 employees, the new Cambridge Clock provides greater flexibility and more convenience for businesses seeking the time and attendance solution that best fits their application. "The expanded employee capacity of the new Cambridge Clock will bring customers added convenience and help them realize more value from their data-collection investment," says Diane Swenson, Data Collection Product Manager. "This product introduction strengthens SimplexGrinnell's ability to use the latest time and data-collection technology to deliver cost-effective, highly flexible workforce management solutions."

Data Collection Integration and Terminal-Level Convenience Cambridge Clock 2000 Series data collection terminals can be fully and seamlessly integrated with the Microsoft Windows*-based workforce management systems available from SimplexGrinnell, including the popular Simplex WinSTAR* Time and Attendance System and Simplex eForce*, the next generation integrated software for enterprise-wide applications.

The new Cambridge Clock terminals support a variety of alternative input devices, including bar code wands, laser scanners, proximity readers and external bar code readers. In terms of communications' options, the terminals can be operated using Ethernet, modem, RS232/RS422, or a variety of other connections. "This means customers can retain their current communications' infrastructure investment and employ "best-of-breed" data-collection technology from our Cambridge Clock 2000 Series terminals," Swenson says.

The advanced Cambridge Clock terminals also let businesses track employee time on specific jobs, as well as department transfers. Employees simply touch a function key and select the new job or department transfer number. Additional data, such as special pay types (vacation, sick time, etc.) and monetary transactions (tips, meals, etc.) can also be captured at the terminal level.

The ability to retrieve data and make adjustments right at the terminal is an important feature of the Cambridge Clock. Employees can review information such as their last punch, accumulated hours, or work schedules. They can even receive employee-specific supervisor messages at the terminal. For added convenience, supervisors can review stored punches, add missing punches, bypass restrictions, and credit sick time and other special pay.

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