At Chronologic, one of our core beliefs is innovation – we are not ones to settle, to accept what is and rest on our laurels. No, we are constantly looking for ways to improve, to innovate, to grow.
And, with that in mind, we have recently added a new product to our portfolio, one we are extremely excited about, and for which we predict a very bright future: EAC Wave.
EAC Wave offers clients a brand-new time tracking clocking method, and one that is easier and far cheaper, too. It all comes down to a clever use of near-field communication (NFC) technology. NFC itself is nothing new, in fact it is commonly featured on most smartphones and tablets and is how we are now able to do things such as contactless credit card payments.
The adhesive EAC Wave stickers come with a built-in encrypted NFC tag, which can be placed wherever you want it to go, and, just like that, you have an additional clocking point for your workers, who simply enter their Clocking-in App and select the option of Wave (NFC) clocking.
What’s the difference between RFID and NFC time tracking?
In simple terms, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a contactless clocking option, using either a proximity card or fob, that works using one-way communication. This means that the user doesn’t have to do anything at all; just bringing the fob or card into close proximity to the machine will be enough to clock in.
NFC, on the other hand, allows for two-way communication and does require the user to take action, in this case by confirming they want to clock in using this method. This additional user participation makes the process more secure.
What are the main advantages of EAC Wave NFC time tracking?
For a full list, head over to our dedicated EAC Wave page. Here are just a few examples:
- There are no cables or configuration of any kind necessary. You just stick it on the wall/surface/vehicle of your choice.
- You can set up a Geofence around the Wave clocking point, which is especially useful if your Wave has been stuck inside a vehicle
- It costs just £25 (plus VAT and shipping).
- It’s quick and easy to use.
What do I get with Wave?
You will receive an A5 Wave comprised of two parts; the left-hand section which is the actual NFC-embedded sticker, measuring roughly 9cm x 12.5cm. The “Tap Here” section in the centre is where the tag is located and instructions are visible for how employees need to use Wave.
When it comes to placing your Wave stickers at your chosen clocking points, simply peel off the left section and stick it straight onto a clean, non-metallic surface.
Not everyone will have NFC on their phones, or want to use this clocking method, of course. That doesn’t matter, your EAC account allows you to mix and match the time tracking methods your employees use, meaning that you can have some employees using the app to clock in and out, others using a biometric clocking machine, a few using an RFID proximity fob and others using NFC clocking with Wave.
EAC Wave is simply another, extremely convenient and very affordable option that has been carefully designed to help your business run more smoothly.