Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology and a Gemalto company, today announced it is powering communications for the world’s first M2M time clock, JobClock Hornet by ExakTime.
The new clock uses an advanced Cinterion module to automatically capture and send precise electronic time records over wireless networks, simplifying payroll processing and optimizing jobsite management. The mobile time clock is ideal for any business with hourly employees such as construction and landscape companies, restaurants, hospitals and more.
Barber Webb, an industrial products manufacturer in Los Angeles and an early adopter of JobClock Hornet, immediately realized the benefits of Cinterion M2M technology.
“It’s amazing how easy it now is to get time records from the field,” says Gaby Mendez of Barber Webb.
“We’ve cut down on paperwork, saved time and reduced fuel costs by eliminating trips to field to collect paper cards.”
“The JobClock Hornet has also increased accuracy in time tracking, which saves money in payroll too. I’ll never go back to paper time cards!”
Housed in a weatherproof composite material case, JobClock Hornet uses the easy-to-integrate Cinterion TC65i Java module for reliable communications in any environment. With optimized power management, the module sends the time clock stamped data every hour for up to 30 days without having to recharge its battery pack. This ensures payroll is processed throughout the week instead of at the last minute, and it allows management to reassign work crews based on accurate, real-time staffing information. The JobClock Hornet’s simple set-up and lightweight, portable form factor make it ideal for mobile worksites as well as fixed locations due to its wireless ease of installation.
“We designed JobClock Hornet to provide reliable communications anywhere, and the rugged, power-efficient Cinterion module holds up to that challenge,” said Tony Pappas, CEO, ExakTime. “The Cinterion M2M optimized Java technology simplified our product design process and helped accelerate time-to-market to meet surging customer demand for this exciting product.”
“With this new device we are revolutionizing the way businesses process payroll and manage work crew,” said Paul Kobos, senior vice president sales NORAM, Cinterion. “JobClock Hornet shows how state-of-the-art Cinterion technology is continuously applied in new ways to solve age-old business challenges.”
Cinterion, the machine-to-machine (M2M) segment of Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), is the industry pioneer for wireless M2M communication and market leader for more than 15 years. Cinterion enables businesses to succeed in a complex M2M ecosystem by offering expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s award-winning products and services connect people, machines, equipment and vehicles over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. Equipment makers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users rely on Cinterion for leading-edge wireless M2M communication modules, Machine Identification Modules (MIMs), MIM personalization capabilities plus a trusted and secure, cloud-based Service Delivery Platform for any M2M application. Cinterion powers cellular communications for: telematics and automotive applications, tracking and tracing, industrial mobile computing, metering and smart grid, payment systems, healthcare, security systems, routers and gateways, remote maintenance and control and more. For more information, please visit www.gemalto.com/m2m