A fair amount of development work will still be required before state-of-the-art time logging terminals will be able to answer the timeless question asked by the Three Degrees in the mid-1970s. Even so, the systems available today are already miles ahead of their forefather, the mechanical clocking-in system. Munich-based PCS Systemtechnik is revealing the very latest developments in time logging in Hannover with the premiere of its new INTUS 5540 universal terminal.
This all-rounder time-logging and access-control assistant boasts a high-resolution 4.3-inch display that not only shows all the key information, but can light up in the colors of a corporate design and allows users to select from a range of predefined user-interface skins. This subtly turns the attractive terminal into an electronic business card in the company’s foyer. The INTUS 5540 is operated via a membrane keyboard with tactile function keys and a numeral keypad that has an obvious physical feedback to ensure entries can be felt even through thick gloves. The option of heating the terminal and its waterproof, dust-proof housing to IP65 standard mean it can also be used outdoors, even in winter.