Time and Attendance Terminal offers multi-technology reader.

Press Release Summary:

Combining proximity, smart, and multi-technology reader options, Schlage HandPunch GT-400 enables employees to use same card to clock in/out and to enter facilities. MTR-G embedded reader module is compatible with aptiQ™ smart credentials, which provides MIFARE® Classic and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 encryption. MTR-G also reads HID® proximity, GE/CASI Proxlite®, AWID® proximity, Lenel® proximity, and 13.56 MHz smart cards. Since reader looks at 3-D size and shape of hand, no fingerprints are used.

Original Press Release:

New Schlage HandPunch Time & Attendance Terminal Features Multi-Technology Reader

Versatile Proximity, Smart and Multi-technology Reader Lets Employees Clock in with Same Card Used to Enter Building

To Be Showcased at 2013 APA Annual Congress

CARMEL, Ind., – Ingersoll Rand today announced that the Schlage HandPunch GT-400 now brings the flexibility of a full-functioned time and attendance terminal together with versatile proximity, smart and multi-technology credential reader options, including the popular aptiQ™ smart card series. Employees can now use the same card to clock in and out of work as they use to enter their facilities. With a multi-technology reader module embedded inside the HandPunch GT-400, organizations can read both traditional 125 KHz proximity cards and more secure 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards.

The MTR-G embedded reader module provides compatibility with aptiQ smart credentials, which provides advanced MIFARE® Classic and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 encryption, to provide greatly improved security. So companies do not have to switch out their installed card readers, the MTR-G also reads HID® proximity, GE/CASI Proxlite®, AWID® proximity, Lenel® proximity and popular 13.56 MHz smart cards. If the organization presently uses proximity cards but wants to upgrade to smart cards, users of the HandPunch GT-400 + MTR-G embedded reader module will not need to make any hardware changes to the hand reader because it is compatible with both. Additionally, if upgrading to aptiQ smart card technology, which is already Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, users will eventually be able to use their own smart phones as their credentials.

“Companies using proximity cards with the GT-400 with the MTR-G module can stop buddy-punching now,” explains Emily Flick, marketing manager-biometrics for Ingersoll Rand. “Yet, when they decide to switch their credentials to smart cards or NFC-enabled smart phones, they can continue using their present GT-400 without any changes as the MTR-G reads both types of cards.”

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. To use the hand reader, users present their proximity/smart cards to the GT-400, which calls up the users’ templates and lay their hands on the platen.

No fingerprints or palm prints are used, ensuring user privacy. 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 also all infused with an antimicrobial agent. 

The new Schlage GT-400 with MTR-G will be showcased at the 31st Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Congress May 7-11 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, in Booth 200.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

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 ingersollrand.com or securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.


Cindy English Mitchell

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