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Network connection enables real-time access to current booking times

SCM Microsystems, Inc has introduced a new network-based version of its popular CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording solution that allows small and medium-sized enterprises to record and review the current working hours of their employees in real time.

CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording Network includes forgery-proof smart cards for up to 25 employees. These are used as time cards and can be personalised for each employee. Also included is the CHIPDRIVE(R) terminal, which serves as a time clock and connects with the local area network to transfer all clocking data directly to the server.
The terminal can be installed on the wall or can be used as a tabletop device with an optional stand. Additional smart card readers can also be added to enable employees to clock in and out from their own desks or work areas. Data can also be transmitted from home offices to the central server via the Internet.

A key benefit is its operational flexibility as the CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording Network can be used in any small business or enterprise, in the office, agencies, factories or production facilities. For transport firms it provides a cost-effective solution for monitoring drivers’ working hours on-the-road.

The extensive and powerful software CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording ensures that clocking data such as project times, holidays or work absences and special settlements can be quickly and easily analysed and the information is readily available right when needed. For example, the holiday view provides a complete view of holidays, sick days and other free days for all employees and allows the reviewer to export them to Windows(R) Excel. Several projects can be classified in activities, to allow additional differentiation and evaluation of project working times.

The CHIPDRIVE(R) terminal includes a simple and intuitive menu and a graphical display that shows the date and the time, current clocking data as well as the time balance of the employee. Individual project numbers can be set using the key pad. In addition, the terminal is compliant with already existing CHIPDRIVE(R) time recording systems, which enables the simultaneous use of the terminal and the mobile battery-operated CHIPDRIVE(R) reader.

CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording Network contains everything required to start recording working times for up to 25 employees immediately -- the stationary wall mount terminal to clock employees in and out, a smart card reader to define projects, time parameters and personal data for each user card, the CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording software and the user smart cards. All components can be purchased individually, with no additional licensing costs. CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording Network can be customized and extended to address the requirements of specific environments. The system also can be extended to include several hundred employees.

Originally sold only in Germany, CHIPDRIVE(R) Time Recording Network is now also available in France, Spain, the UK, Ireland and the United States. More information about CHIPDRIVE(R) distributors and retailers can be found at

UK Distribution

Consulting firm Security IP is currently building a UK channel for Chipdrive. Commenting on the development managing director, Andi Robinson sees this as a ‘golden opportunity’ as regulations covering working hours apply to almost every business. “Chipdrive offers a comprehensive solution and this would provide an excellent core product for Value Added Resellers targeting project managers, solicitors and transport fleet operators.”

CHIPDRIVE(R) is a trademark of SCM Microsystems. The CHIPDRIVE(R) product range offers small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals affordable, customized solutions for security, authentication, home banking and e-commerce. Secure card readers are based on industry standards and are ideal for providing user authentication and home banking. Smart card-based software solutions for applications such as network logon, encryption and time recording rounds off the range of CHIPDRIVE(R) products. CHIPDRIVE(R) stands for compatibility with industrial standards, easy handling and highest possible security. For more information, please visit

About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. The company develops, markets and sells the industry's broadest range of smart card reader technology for secure PC, network and physical access and digital media readers for transfer of digital content to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise, consumer electronics and photographic equipment markets worldwide. Global headquarters are in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems web site at

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Security IP Limited
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