LOS ANGELES — ExakTime’s wireless field time clock has been awarded a patent for its unique method of tracking, storing, and sending employee time records from the field to the office automatically via a cellular communication network, allowing management to review records anytime without having to retrieve them from remote job sites.

JobClock Hornet, a battery-powered device with a cellular component configured to collect time stamps and transmit them, was issued patent #9,436,933 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The device is encased in military-grade yellow ABS plastic composite to make it weatherproof and mountable at any job site. Since releasing Hornet in 2012, ExakTime said it has sold over 10,000 units and received more than 10.3 million transmissions from businesses ranging from construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and more.

The company said the device’s long-lasting battery allows users to leave it working in the field for three weeks on a single charge, and a back-up battery ensures you will not lose time stamps even after the primary battery runs down.

If timestamps are collected when the Hornet is out of cellular range, they are safely stored for syncing once cellular service becomes available again.

“ExakTime created a product that has revolutionized time and attendance management for the construction industry and beyond, and I’m so proud,” said Tony H. Pappas, ExakTime CEO. “Hornet is an indispensable source of savings for so many growing companies.”

The patent details Hornet’s unique capabilities as both a portable digital time clock and one that transmits records automatically every hour, while going into sleep mode in between to preserve battery life.

This regular collection and transmission throughout the day allows an HR or payroll person to monitor whether a time punch was missed at lunch or otherwise, preventing problems that might arise with a system that automatically collects and compiles data only once a day or at the end of the week.

For more information, visit www.exaktime.com.

Publication date: 10/31/2016

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!