What's Vetro Network Mode?
The Vetro timeclock system can be used two ways: in Network Mode or in Standalone Mode.
In Network Mode, Ethernet cable is used to connect the clock to the PC or server running the TimePilot software. Clock-in and clock-out data—as well as employee names and ID numbers—are transferred to and from the clock via cable.
The Clock Manager is a small program that gives you an overview of the timeclocks on your system. It works with a small program called TimePilot Service Software—installed when you install Clock Manager—that controls the transfer of data from the clock to the database. If TimePilot Service isn't running, the software and the clock can't communicate, so the clock holds the employee clock-ins and clock-outs in its memory until the Service is restarted.
Clock Manager does other things too:
For more on how Vetro works in Network Mode, click here.
An accessory, the TimePilot Power Over Ethernet Kit, eliminates the need to have a power outlet near the clock. Instead, power is carried through the Ethernet cable that connects the clock to your network. The kit has been tested to perform with network cable as long as 75 feet.