What does the Package include?
The HandPunch GT400
One of the most efficient solutions for workforce management is
the AMG HandPunch GT400. With this biometric time clock system you can
improve record keeping accuracy, increase employee productivity,
mitigate risk and provide a peace of mind for yourself and your staff.
The HandPunch GT400 bundled with the AMG Employee Attendance Software,
provides tangible benefits daily. When used properly the initial
investment of the biometric HandPunch GT400 time clock can be returned
in less than nine months.
The HandPunch GT400 can be upgraded remotely by downloading the
firmware and application functionality through an Ethernet connection;
there is no need to remove the device from the wall or disrupt
Remote diagnostic capabilities allows troubleshooting maintenance issues without detaching the time clock from the wall.
Employee Self-Service Kiosk
The HandPunch GT400 with its ATM-style kiosk, programmable soft
keys and a large display field allows information like personal
messages and list to be displayed.
Real Time Communications
Given the advance push technology feature, customers can experience access to information in real time.
Open Architecture Design
Open source based Linux operating system ensures programming flexibility.
Embedded antimicrobial coating in the platen on the HandPunch GT400, inhibits the potential growth of bacteria.
How The HandPunch Works
The HandPunch GT400 verifies each employee by the size and
shape of their hand, making the authentication process fast, easy and
efficient. The employees hand can be read even if it's dirty, dusty,
greasy, wet, swollen or dry, making this time clock an effective
solution in may applications. The HandPunch GT400 biometric system
provides many benefits for your company.
Reduced Payroll And Administration Cost
Daily at the point of entry, clock-in and clock-out data is
read and recorded, the translation of timecards are eliminated along
with any issues between time worked and time reported.
Eliminates Time Fraud
With hand geometry recognition every users hand is considered
unqiue. The HandPunch GT400 mitigates costly and fraudulent time theft
known as "buddy punching".
More Productive And Informed Workforce
ATM-style kiosk system communication panel displays relevant
data to employees. This verification process takes about a second at the
point of entry. This data is then transferred to management to further
What is Hand Geometry?
geometry measures the size and shape of a person’s hand, including
length, width, thickness, and surface area to verify the person’s
identity. In conjunction with a PIN number or the swipe of a card, the
enrolled individual can punch in for work. Hand readers do not read
fingerprints or palm prints.
- “Buddy Punching”, i.e. punching in for someone else, is eliminated since credentials cannot be duplicated
- Hand geometry accurately identifies the user even if his or her hand
is dirty, wet or injured, or if the device is damp, dusty or dirty
- No fingerprint or palm print is stored in the device
- Data is not shared with any outside agencies or companies
- Verification takes place in about one second
- Since the “credential” cannot be lost or stolen there is no cost to replace lost, damaged or stolen cards
AMG Time Attendance Software
Time and attendance systems provide many benefits to business of all
sizes. It gives the employer full control of their workforce. AMG
Employee Attendance software will help control labor costs by reducing
time theft, preventing buddy punching, preventing transcription errors
and preventing human errors. Manual processes are eliminated as well as
the additional staff needed to maintain them. Often, it is difficult to
comply with labor regulations and keep adequate records of employee’s
attendance. With our AMG Employee Attendance Software and our award
winning line-up of hardware terminals, you’re in the best hands. All of
our time and attendance systems pay for themselves within six to nine
Depending on the size of your company, you may need to set up
multiple time clock to speed up the process of employees clocking
in/out, we offer various types of discounts. Please ask questions, we
are here to assist you every step of the way.
This module enables polling information (employee hours) from each
terminal, and also synchronization of changes in PC´s date and time with
devices. You never have to worry about daylight savings time change
The AMG Time and Attendance Software Professional edition comes
standard with 30 days of support. After 30 days you can enter into an
annual maintenance contract.
Optional Data migration form existing database
Depending on your current database, the tech support team at AMG can
create a data migration to import information from your current time and
attendance software to AMG employee attendance software. Subject to
The attendance module gives you the ability to view employees’
timecards, schedule, transactions, benefits and more. With a simple
double click you can amend transactions that have errors.
Gives you the ability to add miscellaneous entries such as explanations to why an employee’s time has been amended.
Display Mispunches (Missing Punches)
Allows you to view all the missed punches committed by employees. You
can filter the missed punches to show all the employees who have a
Manual Timecard Editing
Ability to edit employee’s timecards.
One Screen Easy Scheduling
This module allows you to edit all or a group of employee’s schedules
from one screen. Lets say you would like to edit the schedules for a
certain group of employees that are called for a project. You can get
this done with a simple click of the mouse.
PC Clock allows employees to perform all time-clock related actions
at their PC. As far as it can completely imitate the performance of data
collection devices, this feature can help you to ensure the continuing
work of the system in case there are some problems with data collection
devices and data cannot be captured from them. An employee can transfer
departments/jobs from their PC.
Based on your employees set schedules you can view if they are early
or late. You can also filter this based on Headquarters, Divisions or
Groups. You can then export this into a report and save it as a PDF,
RPT, XLS, DOC or RTF.
This module is a great control tool which gives the supervisors the
ability to find out what employees are doing at the current time or at
any moment in the last 99 hours. It defines the following 5 statuses:
Working, Absent, Outside, Lunch and Break.
Sending Reports by E-mail
You can control who you would like to email reports and you can also automate this process.
Gives you the ability to export your reports in the following formats: PDF, RPT, XLS, DOC or RTF.
Built-in Payroll Export
Gives you the ability to export to over 90 set payrolls and virtually to any payroll provider. Additional fees may apply.
By entering the employee wages you can forecast how much a certain project or employee will cost you.
This module allows a supervisor to set up a company which has
multiple headquarters, for example an employee staffing company has many
clients that they provide employees to. The supervisor can set each
client has a headquarter and provide a user name with a password for
their client to few the employee hours. A great way to save money and
have full control of your workforce.
If your organization has several divisions (even situated in
different locations), this module will help you filter employees and run
reports base on divisions.
This module can be used when setting schedules for employees, this
can also be used with job costing to determine how much an employee
should be paid based on the department they have worked.
This module will assist you with the job costing feature, by setting
up different jobs you can track how much time & money a project/job
will cost you.
The AMG Software comes standard with 16 categories which represent
different types of working time usage. Examples are work, lunch,
vacation, etc. You can add you custom categories to this list.
In AMG Time Attendance Software you can create as many policies as
you need. By configuring policies you are given a possibility to define
holiday payment rules, overtime payment rules, and also exceptions to be
reported. AMG Time Attendance Software supports 3 levels of overtime
and also 3 modes of overtime calculation, which are Daily Overtime,
Weekly Overtime and Consecutive Days Overtime.
Pay Period Types
AMG Employee Attendance Software offers the following pay periods: Weekly, biweekly, monthly and semimonthly.
AMG Software offer the following overtime levels: daily, weekly and consecutive working days overtime.
Overtime Calculation Modes
All three levels of overtime can be customized to any particular overtime calculation method.
This module gives you the ability to track custom consecutive hours
worked, custom daily worked hours and custom period worked hours. In
addition you can also set exceptions on minors. You can group them by
age and apply the maximum daily and weekly hours and set limitations on
the latest possible time to work.
This module gives you the ability to set holiday eligibilities based
on employees employment history, working before or after the holiday.
Holiday Parameters can be set for employees who also work on holidays
and you can set a new pay rate.
AMG Time Attendance Software is further more designed to support as
many shift groups as you need, which can include also many individual
shifts. It supports flexible shifts, which have no fixed start and stop
times. It also supports an assigning schedule with a floating shift,
which assumes that the system will use the Shift's Cutoff value to find
the closest shift and automatically assign an employee to that closest
Types of Shifts (Schedules)
This module gives you the ability to have an unlimited amount of shifts and customize each shift’s regulations.
This module gives you the ability to add or multiple custom hours to
certain time frames when the employee works and custom days of the week.
Example would be when an employee works between the hours of 12:00am to
6:00am they get an additional 2 hours added to their shift.
This module allows you to set lunches and breaks based on employee’s
schedule. Lunch: when configuring lunches you can set three types of
modes: elapsed, punched or elapsed or punched. Example, is the minimum
duration for lunch should be 30 minutes but you have employees that take
less or over. You can change the setting to punched or elapsed and
based the expired duration set the software will automatically deduct 30
minutes of lunch for employees who took less than 30 minutes. The
software will deducted the exact amount of time the employee has taken,
for lunch if it is over 30 minutes. Same applies to breaks.
Simple rounding gives you the ability to set up grace periods where an employee is allowed to be early or late.
Advanced Rounding (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
Gives you the opportunity to set up a point system based on the
amount of minutes an employee is late or early. This can later be
generated into a report. (Please call for single module pricing)
An employee can be assigned a wage, which can be either hourly,
salary or calculated salary. If the wage is hourly or calculated hourly,
then the software will calculate the total salary according to the
employee’s tracked attendance.
Types of Wages
Hourly, salary and calculated salary
This module allows you to set benefits for employees.
Benefit Accrual (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
Benefits can be created and configured based on your company’s
policy. This module will keep track of all of your employee’s benefits!
(Please call for single module pricing)
Depending on the model of your time clock you can create and configure schedules for a external bell to ring.
Depending on the device, you can assign each employee a message,
which will be displayed on the device after the employee clocks in/out.
Wrong Transactions can occur when an employee enters into a wrong
department or wrong code. These wrong transactions can be viewed all at
once or one by one by an administrator. The administrator will have the
ability to correct the wrong transaction
Depending on the devices you can transfer an employee verification
method from one similar device (terminal) to another similar device.
Example, transferring employees hand algorithm from one terminal to
You can back up the employee badges (verification modes including fingerprint, hand algorithm, facial algorithm.
This module gives you the ability to communicate to your device,
retrieve the employee’s verification modes and to increase or decrease
their security level as well as delete the employee from the device.
Time Restrictions (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
Depending on the device, you can restrict an employees’ access. This
module works by defining time zones within which the access is permitted
or denied. (Please call for single module pricing)
Punch Monitor (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
Depending on the device, the punch monitor screen allows you to view
certain information right after an employee has punched in. For example
on the GT-400 HandPunch terminal an employee can see their schedule,
benefits and last punches once they clock in/out of work. (Please call
for single module pricing)
Badge Repository (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module gives you the ability to transfer employee verification
methods (badges) from one terminal to as many terminals as you have
configured all from one screen. (Please call for single module pricing)
This modules allows you to make global changes for all the employees. You can select the devices and choose the action.
Reprocess punches window allows to reprocess the transactions of a
certain time period. Reprocessing is mostly intended to be used when
changes have been made in the polices, holidays, etc.
This module enables the user to create an unlimited amount of tasks
for the software to do automatically. This includes polling the
hardware, emailing reports, generating reports and data optimization.
The software does not need to be running during any of this processes,
just as long as the computer or server that is hosting the software is
Sending Reports by E-mail
This module allows you to generate and send emails from the software. You can also auto-process this features.
Polling from Devices
This module allows you to poll the data from the device. You can
also auto-process this feature to automatically poll the data by
selecting certain days of the week with times of the day or time
Also know as Data Base Backup, this module allows you to back up and
save the database of the software. You can also auto-process this
Employee Import From File
You can import your current database of employee to the software all
at once instead of manually adding each one. Please inquire about the
Employee Export to File
You can export your database of employees from the AMG Software.
You can set the following alarms:
- when devices have not been polled for a duration of time
- when database backup was not performed for a duration of time
- when there are failed transactions
- when there are wrong transactions
- when there are employees who have no schedule assigned
- when there are employees who have no wage assigned
- when there are employees who have no benefits assigned
- when there are employee codes, badge codes, job codes or department codes which don't correspond to the set code lengths
This module allows you to set certain permissions of additional administrators/supervisors that have access to the software.
This module allows you to archive your database so you do not lose any information.
This module enables you to purge database by deleting old data. You
can create a backup of the database before purging the data.
Employee Login (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module will allow you to set up a kiosk type system where
employee can see their hours, schedules, benefits etc. (Please call for
single module pricing)
Messaging (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module gives the software users and the employees an opportunity
to send and receive messages. (Please call for single module pricing)
Time Off Request (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module gives the employees an opportunity to
send requests for time off to the user (admin). User who gets the
request can either approve or deny. Requests can be for any benefit
category. If the user approves the request, then on the requested day
and time is being added a miscellaneous transaction for the requested
category and duration. (Please call for single module pricing)
This set-up configuration wizard will guide you through configuration of the software based on your company’s policy.
The modules allows you send a request for support by one of our highly trained technicians.
Using a static IP address you can log into the AMG software from any where in the world that has internet connection
This module will allow your client access to the software via a static IP address.
MS SQL Server Support (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module gives you Microsoft SQL. (Please call for single module pricing)
Missing or Short Lunch Bonuses (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module allows you to configure bonuses for employees who do not
take a lunch or a short lunch. (Please call for single module pricing)
Alarm on Late Lunches (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
When an employee has not taken a lunch after a certain duration the
software will notify the administrator. (Please call for single module
Bank Hours (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
Overtime hours worked that can stored in “Bank Hours” and later be used for time-offs. (Please call for single module pricing)
No Lunch (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
This module will show you all the employees who have not taken a lunch yet. (Please call for single module pricing)
Employee Documents (Found in the Enterprise & Ultimate Editions)
You can scan and upload documents that an employee may have. (Please call for single module pricing)