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Program Clocks for Day Light Saving Time

Time Spot's software will be update from the server's time, but your clocks will have to be programmed at least once after the New Year for the time clocks to automate the Day Light Saving feature. Please refer to the correct software package below if you have a time clock terminal.

XactTime Hardware Client:

Locate your PC that has the Hardware Client installed on it. Open the Hardware Client and right click on the clock that you would like to program or was not programed and select Program Terminal. (see picture below)

You can also have this feature setup to automatically update the clocks. Log in as an Admin to your online time and attendance software, and go into the Configuration Menu and selecting Hardware. Locate the terminal under the List of Terminals on the left side and then select Update Terminal on the right side menu. Enable this feature, select a interval such as days or hours, and set an interval length. You will then have to re-run your Hardware Client again for your new settings to take affect.


Programming Clocks in Genesis & TA100 PRO:

Login to Genesis and select the Polling icon or in the top menu selcect Clocks/Poll. One you have selected the clocks that you would like to program you can then select the Polling Options Tab with the settings in the picture below and click Poll.

You can also have this feature setup to automatically update the clocks. In the Auto Process Feature. For more detail contact our tech support.


Daylight Saving Time...WHY?!

On Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States.Time Clock Software

Every Spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night and each Fall we move our clocks back one hour and "gain" an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules.

The phrase "Spring forward, Fall back" helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time ("Spring forward"). We "Fall back" at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to Standard Time.

The change to Daylight Saving Time allows us to use less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours. During the eight-month period of Daylight Saving Time, the names of time in each of the time zones in the U.S. change as well. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time, Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), Mountain Standard Time (MST) becomes Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and so forth.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer since 2007 due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours. Unfortunately, it is exceedingly difficult to determine energy savings from Daylight Saving Time and based on a variety of factors, it is possible that little or no energy is saved by Daylight Saving Time.

Arizona (except some Indian Reservations), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time. This choice does make sense for the areas closer to the equator because the days are more consistent in length throughout the year.

Time Spot's software will automatically correct itself for Day Light Saving Time, however you will want to program your time clocks at least once a  year...find out how to program your time clocks for DST.

Introducing...TA Remote

        Using our desktop product, but you feel locked down...

 TA Remote



Access TA100 PRO & GENESIS PRO/SQL From Anywhere Local or Remote!





  • Provides Browser Based Access To The Desktop Application


  • Easy Setup and Operation


  • Dramatically Increases Access Speed vs. Wide Area Network


  • Runs On Your Existing Network


  • Supports your favorite browser


  • Reduces Installation Costs


  • Managers Can Access/Edit  Data From Any Remote Location


  • Utilizes Existing TA100 & GENESIS Databases


  • Computer and OS Independent


  • Supports all Modules



Access TA100 or GENESIS from anywhere in the World…


TA Remote functions similar to RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).  The application web-enabler provides browser based access to the application running on the host IIS server.  To the end user, TA100 PRO & GENESIS PRO/SQL function identical to their desktop counterparts. No retraining of administration or management required.  The main benefit of TA Remote is accessibility and speed.  By having a browser front end the application is now accessible from virtually anywhere in the world.  Since the browser is just a picture of the actual application running on the host server, the speed at which the application loads and moves from screen to screen is lightning fast compared to the same application running over a wide area network.


Since TA Remote accesses the same FoxPro or SQL database, upgrades of existing customers is as simple as implementing an IIS service, installing TA Remote and pointing the web portal to the existing TA100/GENESIS application.  There are no additional charges for upgrading and no database conversions.


TA Remote runs on a mid class IIS server with a capacity that matches the number of concurrent users needing to access the system.  A file server is not required but recommended.  The product allows for more than one IIS server to process the application pages (scales).  Other than IIS, no special software is required. User configurable settings allow you to select whether you want to print to a local default printer or a remote centralized printer.


TA Remote supports server “clustering”.  File/database, web and polling processes can now be distributed across multiple servers.  By doing this, your current application can scale higher without any significant loss in screen access or processing speed.


Eliminate payday panic! Know exactly where your employee’s time and dollars are spent by implementing your rounding rules, not your employee’s. By removing human error, accurately reporting employee hours and dramatically reducing the amount of time spent on payroll preparation, TA Remote along with the TA100 or GENESIS time and attendance systems will pay for themselves in less than one year!


System Requirements 

TA Remote Server


  • Supports the following Windows operating systems - Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Service Packs 1 and 2 Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition.
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.
  • Where applicable, these platforms are supported with or without the Security Rollup Package. Right-to-left languages are not supported.
  • A minimum of 256 mb of RAM is required, plus 5 mb of RAM per user, plus the memory required by the application(s) deployed via TA Remote. The server requires 500 mb of free disk space.
  • TA Remote requires TCP/IP for network connections — TCP/IP must be installed prior to installation.
  • A Web server must be installed on an available network machine in order to Web deploy TA Remote.
  • TA Remote listens on Time Spot's registered port 491 for TCP and UDP packets.
  • TA Remote Administrators must have administrative rights on the server.
  • The server’s display color depth must be greater than 256. (16 million or greater is recommended.)
  • Users must be able to log on interactively (locally) on the TA Remote Server. Assign local logon rights to users in Local Security Policy, Domain Security Policy, and Domain Controller Security Policy.



TA Remote Client


Java Clients

Signed Java Client — The signed Java Client allows users to take advantage of the client file access, client printing, and clipboard features of TA Remote.

Unsigned Java Client — The unsigned Java Client is designed for users who do not want the Java applet to have access to their machine’s file system. With the unsigned Java Client, client file access, client printing, and clipboard features are unavailable.


Windows Clients

Microsoft ActiveX Control — Windows users running Internet Explorer are able to download and run the ActiveX Control in either loose or embedded windows mode.

Windows Client — Windows users can install the Windows Client on their client computer and run TA Remote from the Start menu or a desktop shortcut.


Linux Clients

Use Signed or Unsigned Java Client listed above.


Mac Clients

Mac OS X Client Mac users can install the native Mac OS X Client and run TA Remote using Mac OS 10.3 and 10.4.

Browser Plug-in for Mac OS X Mac OS X users running Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox can run the Browser Plug-in either loose or embedded mode.

Time Clock Rental Program


Rent Time Clocks

Have You Ever?

Want to automate your time and attendance processing but found the cost of the system wasn’t within your budget? Now You Can?

Time Spot is proud to provide you a low cost monthly time clock rental program that allows you to take advantage of the many benefits of an automated time and attendance system without the upfront cost and expensive ongoing maintenance fees. Contact your Time Spot Reseller to sign up today!

Low startup cost

• No need to purchase clocks

• No need to purchase computer hardware

• No need to purchase licensed software

Pay as you go

• Only pay for the employees with activity that month

Free Upgrades

• Time Clock Software upgrades are included in the low monthly fee

Hardware rental

• No up front cost

• Guaranteed 48 hour time clock swap included in clock rental cost

• No qualifying

Easy to train (remote)

• No expense flying or driving to attend a class

• Reduced cost compared to having a trainer come to your facility

• Convenient for remote employees to join


Benefits to You

No IT staff required

• No computer hardware to monitor and keep updated

• No software to monitor and keep update

• ASP utilizes a secure data center

You are not bound to rent forever

• Any time down the road you can purchase a licensed version and 100% of your data will transfer over

• Any time down the road you can purchase the data collection terminal

Free data warehousing

• History is free for as long as you use the service

• Data is automatically backed up every night

Matches IT infrastructure

• Easy to deploy

• Low network resources

• Easy remote access

• Remote data collection

Employee Self Service

• Clock IN/OUT, transfer remotely

• Check schedule from home

• Check benefits balances and timecards remotely


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