Today's time tracking technology makes it easier than ever to keep track of employees when they're on the clock. There are several specific advantages to newer Wi-Fi enabled time clocks that older models don't have. These benefits can help you avoid complications in the time tracking process, with more flexibility and faster connection speed.
- Wi-Fi communication is much faster than your modern day dial up modem. The top speed of a dial up modem is 56kbit/s. That is much slower compared to the speed of 400Mbits/s that Wi-Fi can offer. The quality of users' dial up will also play a role in allowing access to that top speed, so even reaching speeds of 56k are hard. Due to this,if the user wants quick upload and download times, Wi-Fi is the way to go.
- Dial up was invented in 1943, and although some people might say that older is better,in the case of dial up it is not. The invention of high speed Internet has made the use of dial up modems obsolete. Because the high speed Internet was much faster, engineers stopped making updates to dial up. With no one working on progressing dial up to the next level it will never reach the speeds of Wi-Fi.
- One of the best features of Wi-Fi is the fact you can hang the unit on a wall and still have Internet access within a range of 820 feet. With dial up you are confined to the length of your dial up cable and also the placement of the dial up jack in the wall. Being able to place the unit where the user wants is a huge advantage for Wi-Fi.
Upgrade to Wi-Fi Time Clocks for Increased Simplicity
For all the reasons listed above, Wi-Fi enabled time clocks have a much better ease of use than dial up. Unless there is no possible way for the user to take advantages of the capabilities of Wi-Fi, in my expert opinion I would always choose Wi-Fi. The ability to streamline the time tracking process with this technology means you can spend less time focusing on time and attendance and more on your business as a whole. As today's technology continues to develop like with human capital management software, we can expect to see continuing enhancements in time tracking as well.