The NetTime SOLO is a dedicated standalone Client solution for managing public access computers.
- 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 SOLO Overview
NetTime SOLO provides a powerful, flexible and secure authentication system for your computers. The SOLO edition describes a mode of operation that is suited to standalone, individual computers.
A powerful standalone PC Usage Timer / Internet Cafe Software
NetTime SOLO can provide a solution for securing and providing accurate timing control on a hotel foyer computer, office computer, cafe computer or any other available computer.
It should be noted that NetTime SOLO controlled systems are not centrally managed.
NetTime SOLO provides an array of timing options including prepaid, postpaid, accounts and vouchers. The accounts are stored in an internal database which is stored locally. This means it cannot be shared with any other machines. If you require a shared database or have a number of computers, we would strongly recommend the NetTime CS Suite.
If you simply have a spare PC or two, put them to work and make some money! The maths is simple, install NetTime SOLO Internet cafe software; if you charge $5 per hour you could be making $105 per week, per computer for only 3 hours usage per day!! That's a good return on software that will only cost you $31.50!!
Note: For a complete Client Server Internet Cafe Software Solution including reporting, vouchers, accounts and more, please see NetTime CS Suite.
So what can NetTime SOLO do for my business?
NetTime SOLO is a fast, reliable and flexible control system for your public access computer.
It has been designed to provide strong security options but with the flexibility of being applied to many different usage scenarios. You will find that the control it provides with its easy to use authentication system will make your life easier and to make your business work harder for you.
Many businesses that have a spare computer or provide a computer for office facilities (hotels for example) often start by using pen and paper to manage the computer and the time customers spend on it.. This can be hard work, confusing and time consuming.
NetTime SOLO helps to take the hard work out of running your business by providing an easy to use, intuitive authentication system for your customers whilst providing you with a number of easy to use authentication modes.
Regular customers can have accounts created within NetTime SOLO. 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. Alternatively you can create vouchers using the database editor utility that we can provide. 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. Please remember that a voucher database will only be usable on one NetTime SOLO machine and cannot be shared.
Another method of selling time is to use the preset timer facility. If a customer wants to use the computer for a set amount of time, a member of staff can enter a specific username and password which allows them to set an amount of time for the customer. At the end of the allocated time, the computer will logoff ready for the next customer.
Another method of timing the customer is to use the built in StopWatch facility. A member of staff has to enter a different username and password to enable this feature.
When the customer has finished using the computer, it displays the amount of time used at the top of the screen. You can then charge appropriately.
Vouchers and Prepaid Time Codes
As mentioned previously, NetTime has the facility to create individual or bulk vouchers.
This is provided for using a comprehensive database editor that we can provide. The editor offers facilities to clean up databases, add, import and export accounts.
The voucher 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.
Flexible Client Interface
NetTime SOLO 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 SOLO. 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 NetTime SOLO, we are more than happy to help.
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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