Chroniker was designed with ease-of-use for both end users and management as the primary goal.

Running on Microsoft Windows workstations, Chroniker is an ideal solution for companies who need to track more than just clock ins/clock outs.

For example, Chroniker can prompt employees for location, category and sub-category of work they've performed.

This Windows-based timeclock solution works with several user interfaces for logging time, including:

  • Proximity cards
  • Magstripe ID cards
  • Touch screen interface
  • Fingerprint scanners
  • Mobile app
The user interface is intentionally uncomplicated, to ensure that people who are skittish about new technologies will feel completely at ease the first time they use the system.

Employees need never use a keyboard when logging hours. In fact, depending on how Chroniker is configured, most employees

will never see more than one or two components: an ID reader and a touch screen (optional).

Users clock in/out by scanning their Proximity card, swiping their magstripe ID card, scanning their fingerprint or typing in their employee number on a touchscreen.

Then, (depending on configuration) they make a few selections on the touch screen to choose the location and category of work performed. Employees may review hours they've logged with the touch of a button. An optional In/Out board provides real-time personnel status.

Use of these common ID technologies eliminates many of the problems other systems encounter--including lost punch cards, demagnetized badges, illegible barcodes and forgotten PIN numbers.

Although not required, touch screens provide an intuitive user interface, even for people who aren't familiar with computers. The software runs on Microsoft operating systems. It is an ideal solution for companies who need to track additional information beyond mere clock ins/clock outs.

Chroniker can prompt employees for
  • location
  • category of work performed
  • sub-category of work performed.
If you pay different rates for different types of work performed, it will generate a report at the end of the pay period, breaking out pay rates and hours worked at each rate per employee.

The management console allows managers to configure scanning stations, manage user accounts, review current In/Out status and generate reports. Management reports and timecards are generated in PDF format to ensure universal readability.

Hardware requirements
Chroniker works best when installed on PCs running in Windows 10 or higher, connected to a company's local area network.

Touch screen monitors are ideal for this application. However, standard monitors work fine, provided that users have access to a mouse.

Data Collection Options
Touch Screen
The simplest approach of all: assign each employee a unique numeric code, which they will use to clock in and out via a touch screen. No tags, cards or other detection equipment needed.
RFID Reader
Using Proximity cards or RFID tags eliminates many of the problems other systems encounter-- including lost punch cards, demagnetized badges, illegible barcodes and forgotten PIN numbers.
Magstripe Reader
Another alternative for clocking in and out is the magnetic stripe reader. Just assign each system user an ID card, which they swipe to clock in and out.
Fingerprint Scanner
Literally hundreds of biometric fingerprint scanners exist in the market. Here is one make and model the software currently supports. It is FBI PIV certified, FIPS 201 certified, EBTS/F certified, and features Live Finger Detection. If your needs are different, we will make every effort to accomodate.
Mobile App
If your employees work off site, Chroniker Mobile can be installed on Android and/or I-Phone devices.

Additional setup is required to enable this feature, but also provides additional benefits. For example, with GPS enabled, you can restrict clock in/clock out to a specific distance from each job site.