Push Mode: Introducing UBD Server

We are excited to announce that Universal Biometric Driver Push Mode is finally ready! This feature will be available in our new PayPunch Version 10 which will be released really soon.

What is Push Mode?

In contrast to the traditional Service Mode, where computer retrieves information from the time clocks, time clocks send information to the computer in Push Mode. Push Mode is an ideal solution for companies with large number of time clocks.

To prepare our valued customers for this new release, this post will explain to you how to install and configure UBD Server step by step.

In order to install and run UBD Server, please make sure Internet Information Service (IIS) and ASP.NET MVC 2.0 are installed and running.

Also be sure that you have administrative user rights on the computer. By default, you do not have administrative user rights if you are logged on as a user other than the built-in administrator, even if you were added to the local Administrators group on the computer.

Follow procedure below to verify if your system has both services installed.

Install IIS 7

To open the Windows Features dialog box, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

menu

In the Control Panel, click Programs.

programs

Click Turn Windows features on or off.

windows features

You may receive the Windows Security warning. Click Allow to continue. The Windows Features dialog box is displayed.

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Expand Internet Information Services. Additional categories of IIS features are displayed. Select the check boxes for all IIS features, and then click OK to start installation.

IIS_All

The progress indicator appears.

progress

When the installation completes, the Windows Features dialog box closes, and the Control Panel is displayed.

windows features

Restart computer.

IIS 7 is now installed with a default configuration on Windows Vista or Windows 7.  To confirm that the installation succeeded, type the following URL into your browser, http://localhost.

Install UBD Server

1. Download PayPunch version 10.

2. The installation is conducted through the help of Master Installer and requires a number of steps. During the process, the following buttons are available: “Back” (to go back to previous step), “Next” (to continue the installation of PayPunch) and “Cancel” (to interrupt the installation of the PayPunch).

3. When asked to select components, select PayPunch, Universal Biometric Driver. Select PayPunch Web Login only when you need it. Click on Next> button to go to the second step of the installation.PayPunch Upgrade 5

4. Select “New Database” option box when you are installing PayPunch for the first time or when you are re-installing PayPunch and would like to abate database data from the previous installation.

5. Select “Existing Database” option box when you are upgrading PayPunch installation.

6. Click on Next> button to go to the next step of the installation.

7. Select “MS Access” if you would like to use Microsoft Access Database as the database type. Select “SQL Server” if you would like to use Microsoft SQL Server Database as the database type.

8. Click on Next> button to go to the next step of the installation.

9. Wait approximately a half of minute, watching how PayPunch install itself…

10. Run PayPunch after installation.

11. Go to Tools->UBD Options->Server and install UBD Server.UBDServer

12. You may receive the message below if ASP.NET MVC 2 is not installed on this computer.UBDServer_MVC2

13. Click Yes to install ASP.NET MVC 2 on this computer.MVC_Installation

14. A message will be displayed, indicates that ASP.NET MVC 2 has been installed successfully.

MVC_Installed

15. When you click Finish, the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 Setup dialog box closes, and the UBD Server page is displayed. Choose Install and UBD Server will be installed.Server_Running

16. To confirm that the installation succeeded, type the following URL into your browser, http://localhost:81.Working

Configuring UBD Server

1. Enable “Push Mode” on the time clock. On the time clock, go to Main Menu->Comm. -> Web Setup. Select “IP Mode” and enter your server’s local or global IP Address. Use Port Number 81.

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2. Go to UBD Options->TCP/IP option and select “Add New Device”.

3. Select Server as Connection Type.

4. Find the Serial Number from the back of the device and enter it in Serial Number field. Click OK once finished. Device will be rebooted.Add_Device

5. If the configuration succeeded, time clock’s information will be shown in Logs section.Server

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Interested in upgrading to PayPunch 10? Call us today at 1888-777-0388 or send us an email.

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Cyber Monday Sale! Additional Discount Until Midnight!

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Introducing Xpress Software Amazing Cyber Monday Sale!

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Any Questions? Call us at 1888-777-0388 or send an email to support@xssoftware.com.

Status: CLOSED

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Moving PayPunch to new computer

Computer crashed? Getting rid of old systems?

PayPunch Time and Attendance software is super easy to install and use.

This guide will help you move PayPunch software from your old PC to the new PC.

1. Find out Version and Edition of your PayPunch software.

Open PayPunch software, go to Help tab click on About Form. Contact Support.

PayPunch-About-Form

2. Backup PayPunch database. Please refer to the following steps for proper procedure:

2.1. Start PayPunch and login as administrator.

2.2. Open Tools > UBD options.

2.3. Stop and then uninstall the UBD Service.

2.4. Locate PayPunch database (xscommon.mdb file).

2.5. Backup your database file and transfer it to a secure location on your new PC using a USB Flash Drive.

2.6. Exit PayPunch.

3. On your new PCDownload PayPunch software.

4. Launch the installation file.

5. Put check marks for PayPunch and Universal Biometric driver.

6. When choosing database, use Create New Database.

new_database

7. Finish the installation.

8. Run PayPunch and check if application is running well. If yes, close application.

9. Open database folder (path in step 6). Rename current database and then move old database here (XSCommon.mdb).

replace-database

10. Log back into PayPunch.

Questions? Our support team is ready to help you.

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Xpress Software Black Friday Sale Starts in 12 HOURS!

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Xpress Software Inc. BLACK FRIDAY SALE EVENT is just 12 HOURS away!

Take 11% OFF all TIME CLOCKS!

Take 28% OFF all SOFTWARE!

Plus, receive ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS on your purchase of $2014 USD or more!

For more details, see Black Friday Promotion 2014 or contact our support team.

Status: CLOSED

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Install PayPunch Enterprise with SQL Server Database

PayPunch is a user-friendly and flexible time and attendance software that can be used by companies of all sizes. It is based on MS Access and SQL Server.

PayPunch version 9 is compatible with most Windows Operating Systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and more.

SQL Server Database Option is available in PayPunch Enterprise Edition only. (SQL Server database is optional. Install PayPunch with Access database.)

Please note that although SQL Server is selected, both MS Access database (XSCommon.mdb) and MS SQL Server database will be used. All data will be stored in SQL Server database but Access database will contain strings to SQL Server database.

1. Download PayPunch Enterprise from our official website.

2. Run the setup file.

3. Check both PayPunch and Universal Biometric Driver when selecting component to be installed.

4. Create a new database.

Create_New_DB

5. Select SQL Server as Database Type.

SQL

6. Enter your SQL Server Name, Login and Password (Admin account). Test connection and make sure connection is successful before proceeding to the next step.

test_connection

 

7. Click Next>, Next>. Software will be installed and PayPunch SQL Server database will be created.

Installation_Complete

 

8. Open SQL Server Management Studio and check if PayPunch database is created.

PayPunch_SQL_DB

9. Run PayPunch Enterprise. Create a company and then check if this record is written to SQL Server database.

Configuring PayPunch and UBD

IMPORTANT: database file must be located on the same computer where you have installed UBD.

More Questions?

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Black Friday Promotion 2014

November 24, 2014 3 comments

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Xpress Software wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

With Black Friday around the corner, we are excited to announce our Exclusive Black Friday Promotion. It will begin on November 27th 2014 and continue until December 1st 2014.  Do not miss out on these great deals on your favorite software.

Receive 11% Discount on all Xpress Software time clocks and 28% Discount on all Xpress Software applications.

1. Find the Products you want.
2. Add the product(s) to your shopping cart.
3. Proceed to checkout.
4. Select delivery and billing options.
5. Review your order.
6. Submit your order.
7. Receive an online order confirmation.
8. Send us an email with the order confirmation and the promo code.

That’s right, getting discounted rates as easy as asking for it. So be sure to tell your friends and colleagues!

 Promotion Terms:

  • all sales are final and non-refundable
  • not valid on previous purchases
  • cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers.
  • limited time offer
  • send an email with order confirmation and the promo code

Status: CLOSED

PROMO CODE:
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Setup Daylight Saving Time on time clocks

DLST, also called Daylight Saving Time, is a system to prescribe local time in order to save energy. The unified time adopted during the system date is called “DLST”. Usually, the time will be one hour forward in summer. It can make people sleep early and get up early. It can also reduce lighting to save power. In autumn, the time will be recovered. The regulations are different in different countries. At present, nearly 110 countries adopt DLST.

“Notice: Only some models have DLST function. If you need it, please contact our support team.”

Daylight Saving Time option can be found on time date interface if the device has DLST function: Set DLST as ON and you will be able to choose from 2 DLST Date Modes.

Date Mode 1 (MM-DD HH:MM)

DLST1

For example, if DLST starts on every April 1st 8:00am and ends on every August 1st 8:00am, you would enter 04-01 08:00 as Start, 08-01 08:00 as End.

Press “OK(M/<-)” to save setting. Press “ESC” to exit without saving

Date Mode 2 (MM-WS-WK HH:MM)

MM: Month, from 1 to 12 where 1 represents January and 2 for February and so on.

WS: Number of weeks, 1-6 where 1 represents first week, 2 means second week and so on.

WL: Week, 0 to 6, where 0 represents Sunday, 1 represents Monday and so on.

For example, DLST starts on the second Sunday in March at 2:00am and ends on the first Sunday in November at 2:00am. These models should display as follows:

DLST2

Press “OK(M/<-)” to save setting. Press “ESC” to exit without saving.

More questions? Contact us.

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