Blue Dot iButton Receptor Setup in TimePilot PC

An iButton ReceptorYou can have your employees clock in and out with iButtons with the iButton Receptor. Here’s how:

  1. Make sure the iButton Receptor is plugged into your PC and its drivers are installed. The drivers are on the TimePilot software CD, or they can be downloaded from the TimePilot web site.
    • CD: Place the CD in your CD drive, click "Install TimePilot Software," then "TimePilot Installation Menu," then "Blue Dot Receptor." Choose the version to install, depending upon whether you're using a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows. Not sure? Click here to find out.   
    • Download: You'll need to choose the version to install, depending upon whether you're using a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows. Not sure? Click here to find out.
  2. Start the TimePilot IV software and add or open an existing employee profile in TimePilot Central (Setup > Profile Setup).

  3. Employee Profile ScreenshotOn the right side of the Employee Profile screen, you’ll see a button labeled “Get iButton Number.” (See screenshot at right.) Click the button.

  4. Tap the employee’s iButton to either of the probes on the iButton Receptor. The Receptor will read the serial number and display it.

  5. Choose the color of the keyfob from the list that appears.

  6. Click OK to return to the Profile screen.

  7. You have two choices. You can:
    1. Allow this employee to clock in with an ID number OR an iButton. To do this, make sure there’s a check in the “Enable User ID Number” box in the employee’s profile.

    2. Require this employee to clock in with an iButton. To do this, clear the checkbox next to “Enable User ID Number” in the employee’s profile.

  8. If you’re done, click Save.

  9. Repeat the process to add additional employee iButtons, if necessary.

You can also specify that all employees using a particular installation of TimePilot PC clock in with an iButton—not an ID number.

Here's how to do this:

  1. Go to the computer running the installation of TimePilot PC that you want to restrict.

  2. Install the iButton Receptor drivers from the TimePilot IV software disk or by downloading them here. (See Step 1 at the top of the page for details.)
     
  3.  Click the "Menu" button on the TimePilot PC clock.

  4. Choose "Options" in the pop-up menu that appears.

  5. To keep employees from clocking in or out with an ID number, make sure there's no check in this box.Click the "Restrictions" tab and clear the "Allow Clock In/Out with User ID Number.
     
  6.  Click OK.

This will require employees to use an iButton to clock in or out at this PC.