To add your device, select the Device Management Tab and then press the Add Device button.
To add your device simply enter the device serial number on the Device Activation Center Form, after that, click on Validate, application will check the serial and if no conflict will add device to the Registered Device List.
Note that if you got a Basic License only can activate 5 devices maximum, to go above that limit a Professional or Higher License is required.
To configure device, select the device from the registered devices list to enable the Configure Device button. After pressing the button, the configure device form will open.
First are is the Connection Configuration and is the most important since will handle how to comunicate with the device.
There will be 3 options to connect to the device.
- 1. USB
- 2. TCP/IP ‘Default’
- 3. DDNS
Select USB to connect your device via USB, even if you plan to connect device via TCP/IP but want to use TimeXpress to set Network Settings, or the device got no user interface like the T5, need to connect via USB to be able to set network settings on device.
If device don’t have a user interface TimeXpress will assign the Device ID automatically, in case device got an user interface you can change/find the device id to connect to device on the device settings, using the device interface.
NOTE: Device ID must be unique if more than 1 device will be accessed, no matter the type of device. By default device id is 1.
Port Number is irrelevant if will connect using USB, also Device Mode.
Select TCP/IP to connect device via network using an IP Address. The IP Address on device may not need to be on the same segment as your computer, but need to be accessible to the computer in order to establish communication with device.
To verify if the device is accessible to the computer use the Command Prompt to do a Ping test for device IP Address.
The Port Number is very important since is the channel that will be used to communicate with the device, even if device respond to the Ping request, it may not communicate with application if the proper port is not assigned. By default Anviz devices use port 5010. There is no need to change the port value on device for basic networking.
By default device mode run on server mode, that means that any computer with access to the device can establish communications with device, in case you only want 1 computer to be able to communicate with device then change device mode to client, then need to enter the client IP Address on the device if not done on previous steps, and use that computer to set the communication, since device will not respond to any other IP Address.
Device Preferred Settings
Device Location Name will be used to represent the device serial on reports, instead of presenting the device serial number that could be confusing, application will present the device location name instead to make more easy to understand the reference to the device.
The device time zone adjustment will help keep device in time where cases device is located on a different office and that office got a difference time than the office that will connect to the device. Let’s say main company is located in New York, and device is located in California warehouse, while in New York is 3:00 PM on california will be 12:00 PM in that case device time zone adjustement will be -3.
Delete double punches in Minutes will set the distance a time record for the same employee can reach before get hidden. For example if device setting is set to 5 minutes, and the same employee make an IN at 7:59 AM, then accidentally clock IN again at 8:01 AM, application will make valid the 7:59 AM record and will hide the 8:01 AM Record.
Now at last is the Device Time Format, here is possible to set the device to present the time in any of the 2 format as needed.
This area is to test the connection and after succesfully connect to device be able to save the settings. Click on the [Verify Settings] button to test all the settings for the device, if all go OK, [Save Settings] button will become enable to save the settings.
NOTE: The (Paramenters Settings) area will be populated with the device stored values wend a communication test is established.
Prior to save the settings is possible to adjust some values on device like Device Volume, Device Sleep Time and Update fingerprint template intelligently, also is possible to set a Password in order to prevent users to remove records by accident.
After all this steps click on [Save Settings] to store the communication settings for the device, the form will close automatically after saving the values, and device will be ready to work after this process.
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