TimePilot Tips

Q. I have a question that isn’t addressed in the User Manual. How can I get an answer?

A. The quickest way is to start TimePilot Central, click the “Help” menu, and choose “Help.” There’s a lot more content in the software’s help system than there is in the manual. You might find the section called “Definitions” especially helpful. To see that section, start the software’s help system and scroll down to the bottom of the left panel.

Can’t find help there? Check our web site’s Support Center or contact our support staff at Support@TimePilot.com or 1-630-879-6400 x104.

Q. My TimePilot software is telling me I should update. Any tips?

A. Yes. When the software tells you to update, before you start the process, you should close TimePilot Central. This will enable the update to take effect immediately.

Q. I need to replace the AA batteries in my Extreme. What kind to you recommend?

A. We recommend alkaline AA batteries. They will last longer and are less expensive than lithium batteries.

Q. I have Vetro mounted to my wall, and it’s difficult to detach the network cable from the clock. Is there an easier way?

A. Yes. Instead of depressing the tab on the network cable’s connector to release it from the clock, gently push the entire cable connector away from you. The tab be freed and the connector will release.

Q. How can I find out where my clock-in and clock-out data is located?

A. Easy! Start any TimePilot program, click the “Help” menu at the top of the screen and choose ”About.” Your data location will listed (under "Data Path") in the pop-up box.

The recent death of Whitney Houston reminded us of TimePilot's connection to the singer's 1992 movie, "The Bodyguard."

When the movie was being made, the company that later spun off TimePilot was contacted by a Los Angeles prop house. The movie's set designers were looking for a device that would resemble an electronic security system for a scene at Houston's home.

At the time, TimePilot's predecessor made a staff registry system that consisted of a large panel with hundreds of LEDs. The prop company bought a system, installed it on the set and filmed a scene in which it made its movie debut, but the scene was cut from the finished movie.

TimePilot newsletter No. 13

Whether you're a current or future TimePilot customer, we're glad to see you.

Every month we'll offer news about TimePilot products, tips on how to use them more efficiently, some of the "cool stuff" our employees have come across and a special deal available only to those who receive this newsletter!

In this issue:

  • TimePilot Tips: Getting help beyond the User Manual.
  • Lead story: Our new iPhone App.
  • Cool Stuff: The Utili-Key 6-in-1.
  • The Deal: Buy a CrossOver X45 door lock and a Lock Management Kit, and get 10 iButtons free!

TimePilot unveils
new iPhone App

TimePilot is going mobile! Our first iPhone App is now available at Apple’s iTunes App Store. The TimePilot iPhone App turns your iPhone into a portable timeclock. Employees can clock in and out at an iPhone and the results can be transmitted to the PC running TimePilot Central. The App also runs on the iPad and the iPod Touch.

You can use the App in several ways:

  • A single employee can clock in and clock out with their iPhone.
  • A supervisor can have multiple employees on his or her iPhone, and clock in and out individual employees (or hold the phone while the employees clock themselves in or out).
  • Instead of employees, you can use the App to track tasks: For instance, you’d set up various tasks on the phone, and when you started one you’d clock in and when you finished you’d clock out.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Set up your employee(s) or tasks on the iPhone(s). Alternatively, you can easily import the list of employees you have set up in TimePilot Central into your iPhone.
  2. Have your employees clock in and clock out transactions. You can also add or delete transactions for individual employees.
  3. When you’re ready to send the data to TimePilot Central, tap a button on the iPhone to transmit the data.
  4. Using TimePilot Central, click the "File" menu and then "Retrieve Phone Transactions." You’ll see an icon for each iPhone; if the name of the iPhone is in red, that’s an indication that there’s data to be imported. To import the data, right-click the phone’s icon and choose “Get Transactions from Phone.”

Want more information and a link to the App? Check out the introduction to the TimePilot App page on our web site.

This month’s special offer
to TimePilot newsletter readers:

Buy a CrossOver X45 iButton Lock and a Management Kit, and get 10 iButtons free!

The weatherproof X45 is our top-of-the-line door lock that's operated by the same iButtons you use with your TimePilot timeclock system. With the included software, you can give or deny individual employees access to the area protected by the lock, as well as track who used the lock and when it was used. For more details about the locks, click here. (But be sure to use the link below or call us to get the special newsletter-reader-only price!)    

Special price for newsletter readers:

Just $474!

(save $59 over list price)

To learn more about the deal, click here, visit www.TimePilot.com/newsletter/newsletter4.htm or call us at 1-630-879-6400.

Every once in a while, our employees come across “cool stuff.”
This is where they share their finds.

Utili-Key 6-in-1

The Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1 is a device that's just a little bigger than an iButton, but it contains six high-quality tools, fits on a keychain and weighs just half an ounce.

The tools are:

  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Micro-Sized Screwdriver
  • Straight Blade Knife
  • Serrated Blade Knife
  • Bottle Opener

The Utili-Key 6-in-1 starts at $10.99 at the Swiss+Tech web site. (But check out their specials page—we just saw one there for $7.99!)