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The Tokyo platform gives us unprecedented development potential…

The Tokyo launch date in November is getting closer and following a couple of months delay in development, we are now back on track!

The following page highlights some of the exciting new features including the Windows IoT dashboard, the Windows Device Portal, bio-enrolment and terminal audits.

The installation of the first two Tokyo attendance terminals and a Tokyo IDS terminal took place in late July at UK Electronics, with other beat test installations at Custom Design Technologies and the Empire Nightclub due in August.

I feel extremely confident in the Tokyo platform and I am convinced that it will provide a solid and reliable platform for all future developments. The Tokyo platform is the most significant advance in the history of the company, the potential for future development is truly phenomenal.

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Windows IoT dashboard…

We promised some massive improvements for your support team and here is the first new feature, the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard.  This is going to change the way you support end users forever. The dashboard allows the remote control of any Tokyo device on the network. You can control the device as though you were in the same room! The dashboard also allows access to the Tokyo filing system which means you can take a copy of the database held within the Tokyo memory. You can also run PowerShell, which is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language, designed especially for system administration.

The IoT dashboard also provides a quick link to the Windows Device Portal.

Windows Device Portal… 

The second new feature is the Windows Device Portal. This feature enables you, (amongst many other things), to update the Tokyo software, select Wi-Fi networks, specify IP information, pair with Bluetooth devices, adjust speaker volume, grab screen-shots from the Tokyo device and even monitor the Tokyo device performance.

When problem solving, remember that both the Windows IoT dashboard and the Windows Device Portal can be run remotely. First, use TeamViewer to access the customer’s network then use the IoT Dashboard to select the device and attempt to replicate the reported fault. You can copy the device database, (for emailing to timeware®), and use the Device Portal to upgrade the device software before finally replacing the database.

Employee Selection… 

We’ve made it much simpler to select an employee from a list. The Tokyo terminal will present the user with a selection of letters relating to available surnames. Clicking on the letter will ‘jump’ the user to the first employee with a surname starting with the selected letter.

Enrolment… 

A larger screen size means more information can be displayed relating to the option selected. When enrolling a finger, the scores are very clear and the terminal will audibly suggest that the finger is re-enrolled if the score is too low.

Booking… 

We’ve introduced visual and audible instructions throughout the design of the Tokyo attendance terminal and the bookings process benefits from an on-screen reminder of how to ‘clock-in’ followed by auditable confirmation that the booking was accepted.

Audit Log…

Every option that the supervisor enters is recorded in the audit trail. For example, when an employee enrols, the event is recorded along with their enrolment score. This new audit feature coupled with the IoT Dashboard and Device Portal will make the support of this device so much easier.