We have provided a number of screenshots from the NetTime CS Suite showing you around the application and highlighting a number of its features.
There are a number of competing products now available in the market. We would always strongly advise you to try out your chosen product before you buy. Our product has been one of the market leading products for a number of years and we have a strong, loyal customer base. Whilst we cannot identify any of our competitors, we do have customers moving to our products from competitor products complaining of bugs and instability. We are proud of our reputation for having reliable software. If any problems are found, we aim to resolve them as quickly as possible.
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To quote an ISP who is running our software on a country-wide system in Greece, with 800 NetTime Client computers: "We have tried many products but have found yours to be the only one that can truly scale up and have the reliability we require."
This shows the main accounts page which provides easy access to all of your customer details and provide a quick method of adding time to accounts. Remember, you do not have to use accounts but your regular customers can benefit by storing their un-used time ready for their next session.
Many of our customers like to use a voucher based system. We have introduced a new, easy method of creating vouchers. Whether you want to create single vouchers or hundreds be printed onto cards or even placed into vending machines, NetTime Server can cater for your needs. This screenshot shows the quick, single voucher generator
This is the bulk voucher generator. Vouchers can be created in groups that can easily be identified in the future. An expiry date can be placed on all vouchers. After this date, the voucher will no longer work.
When your vouchers have been created, you can use the internal printing facility to print them onto cards or stickers. Alternatively you can export the data so that you can send them to a professional printer, or simply import the data in your own format within an application such as MS Word.
This shows a quick preview offering large or small voucher formats when printed within NetTime.
Reports are an important aspect of most businesses. We have provided a facility to produce a number of reports from within NetTime Server. Each day's worth of data is archived on the hard disk for future reference.
When printing a report, a preview such as this will be generated. Reports can be printed or saved to file.
Cleaning out old accounts can be a long and difficult task. In NetTime Server 2 we have introduced a new wizard that aims to make this process nice and simple! The wizard allows you to clear expired accounts, old unused accounts, accounts that have no time left, or if you created groups of tickets such as vouchers, these can quickly and easily be deleted.
The wizard produces a preview of everything that's about to be deleted before any action is taken! This gives you a chance to verify the data and make sure you are removing the correct records.
The Ez-Ctrl window in NetTime Server provides an alternative interface for controlling your NetTime Clients. Each NetTime Client PC is listed in this Windows. Customers can quickly and easily be logged on or off. Time can be added or removed and at the end of the day, you can shut down all of the computers with the click of the mouse.
When configuring NetTime Server, it is essential that the process is as straightforward as possible. We have provided an easy to navigate configuration section that allows you to customise many areas of NetTime Server. Backup options can be adjusted, security can be added so that only authorised staff can access certain areas of NetTime, and much more.
New to NetTime Server 2.x is an internal web server. This can be found in the NetTime Client section of the Configuration form. Now you can create simple advertising pages, or colorful backgrounds for NetTime Client and serve them directly from NetTime Server. Alternatively, if you are wanting to create complex, media rich web pages for NetTime Client, you can use any third party web server software.
The Account Editor allows easy data entry for the NetTime Server accounts database. This form is shown whenever you want to add or edit an account.
Accounts can be set to 'Super User' status allowing Administrator access to NetTime Client and its configuration screens.
New to NetTime Server 2 is the option to allow customers to change their passwords remotely from NetTime Client.
The Account Expiry option is available to limit the life of an account. This could be for a special offer period, a holiday season, or any other reason.
To make it easy to identify, clean up or add time to groups of accounts, each account can be tagged with a Group Identifier. This allows easy filtering in the database editor showing and editing specific groups of accounts.
The Quick Billing facility has been added so that you can quickly and easily generate simple bills for customers. Bills can be loaded, saved and printed.
If you are interested in a complete ePOS system, there are numerous low cost packages that are dedicated to the task including full stock control and comprehensive billing. We are intending to add an ePOS system into NetTime Server in the future. Depending on your chosen level of support contract, you may be entitled to this update free of charge.
NetTime Server 2.x features an integrated database editor. This is a comprehensive and powerful utility that allows you to manipulate the database in many ways. Records and be imported and exported for your convenience allowing you to edit your data in any spreadsheet software.
The database editor is available as a standalone utility for registered customers.
NetTime Client 1.9x
This is the standard login screen for NetTime Client. The background can be fully customised as shown in the next screenshot. The upper background is optionally fully html enabled and as such can display anything a browser can display.
In the example screenshot above, the background whilst looking like a single image, is actually an html based web page. This means you can set all of your NetTime Client computers to use a web server to supply the background, thus streaming adverts, or simply centralising the background graphics.
Here is another example showing that the entire background can be fully customised.
When the log in banner has been clicked, a username and password entry box appears. Account customers can log in using their logon credentials. This will log them in for the amount of time they have left on their account.
If a customer has a voucher, they can enter the details on the voucher to gain access for their specified amount of time.
Alternatively, a member of staff can log a customer in remotely for a specified amount of time (pre-pay), or they can log a customer in using the 'StopWatch' mode which times how long they use the computer for so that they can pay afterwards (post-pay).
When logged in, a timer window is displayed. This tells the customer how long they have used the computer and if they are on pre-paid time, how long they have left.
When logged in as an Administrator, the login window contains an Administration button. Pressing this button reveals the above Administration Console. It provides easy access to shutting down the Client software, rebooting, shutting down the computer or access to the Configuration.
There are a number of configuration screens. NetTime Client has been designed to be as flexible as possible which does mean there are a lot of settings you can adjust.
For convenience, we have provided the facility to save your configuration file. This means you can easily load the configuration from your test PC onto the rest of your NetTime Client computers.
The security section has numerous options. This includes the ability to hide the Start Menu, disable CTRL-ALT-DEL, disable parts of Internet Explorer, hide the Control Panel, hide the Desktop, and lots more.
The Cleaner section provides the facility to delete the history of the previous user. This helps to protect their privacy and keeps your computers clean.
Optionally, NetTime Client can be configured to close all applications between user sessions. Again, this helps to protect their privacy and presents a clean desktop to the next user.
This section provides the facility to launch programs or scripts when a user logs in or out. For your convenience, we write the currently logged in user to the registry which can be used in your own applications.
If you require a custom solution for your needs, please feel free to enquire or ask for a quotation. We have created bespoke solutions for ISPs, and charity organisations and libraries.
For more information, pricing and timescales please contact our sales department.