NetTime CS Suite
The NetTime CS Suite is a complete Client Server solution for managing public access computers.
- NetTime Server 2.08
- NetTime Client 1.94
- FShield - Comprehensive file and folder protection
- Silver / Gold / Platinum Support Contracts
Intel Pentium PC or equivalent. (P200+ recommended)
64 MB RAM recommended.
Intel Pentium PC / equivalent.
32 MB RAM minimum
Internet Explorer 5+ is Recommended for some Security Options
NetTime CS Suite Overview
The NetTime CS suite provides a complete solution for your Internet Cafe / Hotel / Library / School or any other industry that requires regulated, controlled computer access.
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NetTime Client Server started life as a dedicated Internet Cafe Software product but it is now used in a diverse array of industries including governments, domestic military installations, barristers chambers, computer learning centers, universities and more!
There's a good reason why NetTime is one of the leading choices. We excel in performance, reliability, flexibility and provide an excellent support service.
There are a number of solutions from a variety of companies in today's market. They vary by their functionality, their look and indeed their stability. It's worth any cyber cafe owner bearing in mind that the cheapest and prettiest does not necessarily mean the best. Our solutions may not be the cheapest but considering the costs of development, the flexibility and wide range of features, we believe our product is great value for money! Try it out for free today!
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Exploring your NetTime CS Network
A typical NetTime CS Network consists of one machine running NetTime Server and a number of computers running NetTime Client.
NetTime Server does not have to be installed on a dedicated server, but we strongly recommend that it's a staff controlled PC that is away from the general public. NetTime Server does have a built security allowing you to log in before any changes can be made. It also allows you to assign different privileges to staff.
Here is an example network diagram showing just one of many implementations for NetTime CS:
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The example shows a number of wired and wireless PCs all running NetTime Client. Please note that at this time, we do not cater for ad hoc occasional wireless laptop users. If you are looking to provide wireless access to business users, please contact us for recommended hardware.
In this example, the main computer running NetTime Server also has the network printer connected, CD / DVD writing capabilities, fax / telephone and of course a till to take money. This allows the staff to run the 'shop' from one single location.
The gateway to the Internet can be provided by a dedicated router or a PC based router such as Windows Server or Linux. If a PC is used as the Internet gateway, you can optionally implement web content filtering, proxying, DNS cache, DHCP and many other services.
The above is an example showing one of many implementations for NetTime CS. If you require any assistance in designing your network, we can provide consultancy services to help you.
So what can NetTime CS do for my business?
NetTime CS has been designed and written to make your life easier and to make your business work harder for you. There are many business owners providing Internet Access or Computer Access Services who start out by using pen and paper to run their business and manage usage time. This can be hard work, confusing and time consuming.
NetTime CS helps to take the hard work out of running your business by centrally managing access to your computers. Customers can no longer turn up and use a computer without your knowing.
NetTime CS puts you in control and provides a variety of flexible methods to control your network. Time can be allocated to customers by remote control, or manually by entering a username, password or voucher code.
Regular customers can have accounts created on NetTime Server. This allows them to purchase prepaid time which they can use as they please or within a specified time period (expiry feature). In this mode, account customers are given a username and password which logs them into a computer. The computer automatically deducts the number of minutes they use from their account ready for their next session. Account customers can come and go as they please.
Temporary Customers / Tourists
Temporary customers or tourists may be in the area for only a short time. There are a number of suitable methods for handling this type of customer. They can be given an account but this could result in many accounts no longer being used. This isn't a problem because the integrated Cleaning Wizard allows you to remove unused accounts. Alternatively you can create vouchers using the built in voucher generator. Vouchers can be printed by yourself, or by a professional print bureau. Some of our customers print vouchers onto cards and sell them in an automatic vending machine.
Another method of selling time is to use the dynamic prepaid timer facility. This allows you to remotely log a temporary customer into a PC without requiring a username or password. The customer would prepay for an amount of time, select a PC and then wait for you to remotely log them on from NetTime Server.
If you prefer to use a post-pay method, you can remotely log a customer into a PC and use the StopWatch facility to time how long they use it for. When the customer as finished, NetTime Server tells you how much time has passed allowing you to charge appropriately.
Vouchers and Prepaid Time Codes
As mentioned previously, NetTime has the facility to create individual or bulk vouchers.
This facility can allow you to sell vouchers over the counter or in dispensing machines such as vending machines. Vouchers are automatically enabled allowing you to sell tickets without any further interaction.
Vouchers can be created with specific prefixes allowing you to determine which batch they are from. You may also specify an expiry date should you wish to limit a vouchers availability.
The screenshot on the left shows the quick single voucher generator. It allows you to quickly and easily produce a single voucher (with Username/Password or a single alphanumeric voucher code). These tickets can be printed off immediately using a ticket printer, or a normal printer.
It's vital in any business to be able to analyse and audit your business data. This may be usage, how much time you've sold, how many customers have come through the door or how much money you have taken.
NetTime CS allows you to generate a number of reports including the following:
- Customer account reports
- A report showing all account updates
- End of day sales report
- End of day usage report
- Plus more...
Most of the information generated within NetTime CS is stored within daily archives. This allows you to recall previous data.
In addition to the reporting, NetTime CS generates a wealth of information in the form of administration logs. Whilst it would normally be unnecessary to view and use these logs, there may be situations where staff need to be monitored, or previous transactions checked when they may be useful.
Flexible Client Interface (change the way your Internet Cafe Software looks)
The Client software has been designed to provide you with a fully customisable interface for your customers. The background / logon screen can be fully customised allowing you to stylise our software to suit your business.
The default background screen can be seen to the left. We have designed the main part of the background to be fully web enabled. This means you can edit and insert any media rich, web enabled content.
Some of our customers have changed the background so that visitors can browse an intranet. This may provide news, information or even sell local products.
Other customers use a utility that we supply to generate adverts that change every few seconds. This can provide you with another source of revenue.
This second screenshot shows how one of our customers tailored the images to suit their Internet Cafe.
Customisation can include embedded Flash (including Flash movies) and anything else that can be embedded within a typical Internet Explorer browser.
Security is of vital importance, protecting your business and saving you valuable time. NetTime Client provides a wealth of security options. These include protecting against CTRL-ALT-DEL, blocking Windows keys and other system key combinations.
Other possibilities include the ability to disable the Start Menu button, hide control panel items, lock down Internet Explorer, hide the task bar, disable the desktop, and even disable the explorer shell completely.
Some users have configured their system to launch a full screen web browser on login, but without the task bar or anything else. NetTime Client also allows you to customise a variety of system policies.
If a security risk is ever identified, we always respond and try to add additional protection as quickly as possible.
We have provided a number of history cleaning options which include:
- Emptying the recycle bin
- Deleting Internet Explorer browser history
- Removing favourites
- Deleting IE cache
- Removing cookies
- Removing auto complete data
- Clearing typed web addresses
- And much more...
Logon and Logoff Scripting
If there's something else you want to happen when a customer logs on, or off. We even provide the capability to launch your own scripts or applications!
This overview provides a small sample of what's available within NetTime CS. If you would like more information, we would suggest you try out our product and take a look at our comprehensive manual.
Try before you buy! (Free Download)
NetTime Software provide a free download of most of our products. This allows you to try out our products before you buy making sure it's the right product for you. If you have any problems or require any assistance with configuring your NetTime CS network, we are more than happy to help.
Download our software for your Internet Cafe, Cyber Cafe, Hotel, Library, Gaming Center, Business Center or Learning Center today!
If you require some customisation work, or have a related project in mind. Feel free to contact our sales office and ask for a quotation.
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