TimeTec - Cloud Solutions for Smart City
This Glossary provides definitions for terms that have a specialized meaning in the FingerTec and TimeTec Cloud websites. The Glossary is to facilitate the basic understanding of FingerTec and TimeTec Cloud products and services. We have linked words in the Glossary to Wikipedia or other encyclopedia websites to maintain its authenticity, unless the words couldn't be found in the mentioned websites. If a link is no longer valid, kindly inform us by clicking on "Report".
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5G https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G Report
ABS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene Report
Access Control System       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_control Report
AI, Artificial Intelligence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence Report
Air Quality Index https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_quality_index Report
Algorithm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithm Report
AIoT, Artificial Intelligence of Things The Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies with the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to achieve more efficient IoT operations, improve human-machine interactions and enhance data management and analytics.  
Amazon EC2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Elastic_Compute_Cloud Report
Android https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system) Report
Android Market/Google Play https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Play Report
Anti-passback Anti-Passback prevents users from 'tailgating' through controlled areas by tracking the entry and exit counts. A user can only exit an area that they have already entered and can only enter an area that they previously exited. If a user tailgates onto a site, the exit keypad will deny exit to them because they are not logged into the area. If a user is onsite and tailgates off of the site, they will be denied exit next time they try to enter. Anti-Passback is a function that should only be used on High Security sites where users can be trained on its use.  
App or Mobile App https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_app Report
ASP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Server_Pages Report
Attendance Data Attendance data is all clocking activities a user reports everyday into TimeTec TA including clock-in, clock-out, lunch-out, resume from lunch, overtime and overtime-done, through multiples reporting channels (terminals, web and mobile clocking)  
Attendance Sheet Attendance sheet is where all the attendance data is displayed along with user details, working schedules, leave information and more.  
Audit Trail Paper or 'electronic' trail that gives a step by step documented history of a transaction. It enables an examiner to trace the chronological records or data from the source document. The presence of a reliable and easy to follow audit trail is an indicator of good internal controls instituted by a firm or organization and forms the basis of objectivity.  
AWS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Web_Services Report
AWS IoT https://www.i-neighbour.com/aws_iot Report
Backup Power https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup_power Report
Baud Rate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baud Report


Beacons transmit small amounts of data via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) up to 50 meters, and as a result are often used for indoor location technology, although beacons can be used outside as well.

Benchmark This is a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed.  
Big Data https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data Report
Biometrics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics Report
Blog https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog Report
BLE https://www.i-neighbour.com/ble Report
Broadband https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband Report
Buddy Punching Buddy punching is a term used to describe when an employee gets someone (a buddy) to punch their timecard in for them instead of doing it themselves. The reason for doing it is that the employee might be late, leaving early, taking a long break or not showing up at all but still wants to get paid for the work time even though they are not working. The company loses out on minutes, hours or even days of work.  
Carbon Footprint https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_footprint Report
Contrast https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_contrast Report
CCTV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-circuit_television Report
Center Point (fingerprint) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerprint_recognition Report


Chrome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome Report
Cloud Computing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing Report
CloudTrack https://www.fingertec.com/newsletter/Jan2012/hl-01.html Report
Cloud Surveillance Cloud surveillance is CCTV surveillance service that hosted and provided using Cloud Computing Technology. Report
Csv https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values Report
Clocking Devices Devices that are compatible to use with TimeTec TA which include FingerTec terminals for biometrics (fingerprint and facial recognition) and mobile smartphones that can install TimeTec mobile application.  
Clocking Options Options presented for users when clocking with TimeTec TA include biometrics clocking using fingerprint or face recognition devices, mobile clocking using smartphone which include GPS, NFC, Beacon and supervisor clocking, and web clocking via TimeTec TA in any web browser.  
CMMI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability_Maturity_Model_Integration Report
Credit Card At its core, a credit card is an instrument for a bank to pay for an item on your behalf, the amount of which you will owe the bank. In theory, when you pay for something with a credit card, that amount is not what you spent, but what you owe the bank. Each transaction you make with your credit card is tabulated in your credit card bill at the end of the monthly billing cycle. You are then required to pay the bank within a stipulated time frame (usually 20 days). Failure to do so will incur an interest rate of the outstanding amount you owe the bank.  
Data Analytics Data analytics (DA) is the process of examining data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain, increasingly with the aid of specialized systems and software. Data analytics technologies and techniques are widely used in commercial industries to enable organizations to make more-informed business decisions and by scientists and researchers to verify or disprove scientific models, theories and hypotheses.  
Data Fields A data field is column to input/store data; commonly used to refer to a column in a database or a field in a data entry form or web form. Data field may contain data to be entered as well as data to be displayed in TimeTec TA.  
Day Type The type of day applicable in the work place. The commonly used types are workdays, restdays, offdays, and holidays. There might be other day types applicable to different countries.  
Debit Card A debit card is a plastic payment card that can be used instead of cash when making purchases. It is similar to a credit card, but unlike a credit card, the money is immediately transferred directly from the cardholder's bank account when performing any transaction.  
Detail Schema Detail schema allows you to export day-by-day records of all users. You will have to define the position arrangement and length of each data field before you can export the attendance data.  
Device ID Device ID is the biometric terminal ID defined by the admin during setup for reference.  
Digital Wallet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_wallet Report
Display https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display Report
Diff.OT Diff. OT is a secondary overtime that defined by the company for different pay rate purposes. It can be set at the Clocking Schedule.  
DLST https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time Report
Door Event Software to show the status of door on a list, to alert administrator for any activities happen at the door such as normal door open-close, door ajar, door open time out etc.  
Drop bolt/Dead bolt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_bolt Report
Duress https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duress Report
Drone (same as UAV) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle Report
Ecosystem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosystem Report
Edge Computing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_computing Report
Electric Strike https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_strike Report
EM Lock                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_lock Report
Encryption https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encryption Report
Ethernet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet Report
eWallet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_wallet Report
Extended Break Break time taken exceeds the time allowance set by the company.  
2-Factor Authentication


Face Recognition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facial_recognition_system Report
Fail-Safe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fail-safe Report
False log Records to show failed verification happens at the terminal.  
(False Acceptance Rate)
https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/false_acceptance.html Report
FCC, FingerTec Cloud Center

FCC is a web platform for FingerTec customers to store all FingerTec terminals’ information and data securely on a cloud server. The platform enables customers to consolidate all their data to cloud server for viewing, managing and backing up of data purposes. 

FCC, Federation Communications Commission https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Report
Fingerprint https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerprint Report
FingerTec Data Processor (FTDP) https://www.fingertec.com/images/w_brochure/software-FTDP_e.html Report
Fingerprint Recognition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerprint_recognition Report
Firefox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox Report
Firmware https://www.fingertec.com/images/w_brochure/software-FTDP_e.html Report
FP Key Secret password for FingerTec terminals to read and write data with Mifare card.  
FRR (False Rejection Rate) https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/false_rejection.html Report
Field Layout The field layout is the viewing rights of fields in the system which is assigned by the system administrator.  
FingerTec Terminal Clocking devices including fingerprint, face and card system produced by FingerTec.  
First Day of the Week Set the preferably first day of the week, eg: Mondays for most countries and Sundays for some countries in the Middle East, to be applied to the entire system.  
Flexi Break Users can go for breaks at anytime for a specific duration.  
Flexi Hour Total hour worked by flexi user who has no restrictions on the work time.  
Focus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_focus Report
FTP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol Report
GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation Report
Google Play/Android Market https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Play Report
Group Duty Roster A group duty roster is used as a calendar to assign which schedule is being used on a specific date.  
Guard Patrol System https://www.timetecpatrol.com/guard_patrol_system Report
GPRS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service Report
GPS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System Report
HID Card HID cards are simply proximity cards branded by the HID global corporation, a worldwide leader in proximity cards and access control. Like other proximity and RFID cards, an HID card is simply an ID card, which enables proximity technology in its everyday functions. HID cards, as well as other types of RFID cards and smart cards, are popular for access control, as well as other functions like public transportation and employee ID.  
Human Resources (HR) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_resources Report
Hierarchy Chart Hierarchy chart displays the position level of the users based on their designations in an organization.  
Holiday Holidays that are applicable to your company can be set in a calendar view.  
IIS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Information_Services Report
Internet Explorer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer Report
iOS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_(Apple) Report
IoT https://www.i-neighbour.com/iot Report
Interlocking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlocking Report
Inactive Users Inactive users are users who no longer valid in your system for reason such as being terminated, suspended or resigned.  
IP65 rating https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP65 Report
IP address https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address Report
IP camera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_camera Report
ISO 27001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_27001:2013 Report
Job Costing Job costing is a Job-Based Pay where users’ pay is established based on types of job with different pay rate.
LAN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_area_network Report
Latch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latch_(hardware) Report
Leave Type Types of leaves applicable in your company such as annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave etc.  
Loyalty Programs Loyalty programs are structured marketing strategies designed by merchants to encourage customers to continue to shop at or use the services of businesses associated with each program. These programs exist covering most types of commerce, each one having varying features and rewards-schemes.  
LPR, License Plate Recognition (or ANPR) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_number-plate_recognition Report
MIFARE card https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIFARE Report
Minutiae Point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutiae Report
MNC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_corporation Report
Mobile Application Development https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_development Report
MYOB https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MYOB_(company) Report
MsSQL Server https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SQL_Server Report
MySQL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL Report
Missed Punch Clocking activity that supposed to be done is missed by users.  
Mobile ID A unique ID registered if you are using TimeTec mobile app. This ID will be stored in TimeTec system and it is tied up with one user account only. This can prevent multiple user account to login into the same mobile app.  
Multi-Tenant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitenancy Report
Nested Parking Nested parking means season parker will not be given allocation to a dedicated car park bay, and normally is an open space parking or roof top parking.  
.Net https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework Report
Network sharing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer Report
NFC, Near Field Communication https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_field_communication Report
Near Field Commerce http://ineighbour.blogspot.com/2018/06/near-field-commerce-another-rising.html
Normally Open/Close https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normally_open#Contact_terminology Report
NFC Near Field Communication, or simply known as NFC is a type of technology that enables two electronic devices to establish communication. In TimeTec, NFC can be used as a clocking method using the TimeTec mobile app.  
NVR, Network Video Recorder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_video_recorder Report
OCR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition Report
ODBC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ODBC Report
Offday Offdays that are declared by the company, eg: Saturdays and Sundays  
Off Street Parking The construction cost for Off-street parking is relatively high. Off-street parking needs securing of land, paving, installation of a toll collection system, equipment, and construction of administrative buildings etc. Off street does not require enforcement and the facility can be operated solely by the private sector..  
ONVIF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ONVIF Report
On Street Parking When vehicles are parked on the street, along with the sidewalk or anywhere on the street is called On-street parking. In some streets, you can always park your vehicle on the street, but sometimes there are restrictions. There are also on-street parking situations where you need a parking permit to park. The development cost of on-street parking is relatively low. On street parking needs some physical changes like painting, installation of signage, parking meters, etc. If terms of the operational arrangement, for on-street parking, inspection by traffic police or private sector is required.  
Organization Structure The Organization Structure allows you to create your company’s branches, departments or sections in multiple sub-level of each division. You can then assign users into their respective division.  
Parking Lot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parking_lot Report
Parking Ticket/Summon An official notice put on your vehicle when you have parked illegally that tells you that you must pay a fine.  
Parking Guidance System The Parking Guidance System is a realtime guidance solution allowing drivers within a car park area to easily navigate to an available parking lot.  
Patrol System https://www.timetecpatrol.com/guard_patrol_system Report
Payroll https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payroll Report
PCI-DSS Compliance The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards formed in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International and American Express. Governed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the compliance scheme aims to secure credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.

While the PCI SSC has no legal authority to compel compliance, it is a requirement for any business that processes credit or debit card transactions. PCI certification is also considered the best way to safeguard sensitive data and information, thereby helping businesses build long lasting and trusting relationships with their customers.
PDF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format Report
Penetration Test https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_test Report
Port Forwarding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding Report
Power over Ethernet or PoE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet Report
Prism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism_(optics) Report
Push Technology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_technology Report
Periodic Totals Enabling the periodic totals in Day Type eg: workday, system will count and consider workdays which will be affected in the settings of Group Duty Roster.  
Point of Sale The point of sale or point of purchase is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed. At the point of sale, the merchant calculates the amount owed by the customer, indicates that amount, may prepare an invoice for the customer, and indicates the options for the customer to make payment  
PTZ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTZ_camera Report
QR Code https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code Report
Receipt Printer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receipt_Printer Report
RFID card https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification Report
RoHS, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restriction_of_Hazardous_Substances_Directive Report
ROI, Return on Investment   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_on_investment Report
RS232 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232 Report
RS485 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EIA-485 Report
rtf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format Report
Rate/Hour Pay rate or salary per hour of an individual user. This can be set in every user profile, under the Employment Information section.  
Reporting Channel All the clocking methods available in TimeTec such as FingerTec Device, Mobile and Web.  
Restday Restdays that declared by the company, eg: Saturdays and Sundays.  
Roster Roster is the user’s individual working calendar which consists of working schedule, restdays/holidays & attendance data.  
Safari https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_(web_browser) Report


Schedule Bell Time set into device, to ring bell to alert users to change shift or clocking status.  
Season Parking Season parking allows vehicle owner to park his/her vehicle on regular basis, near his/her home or workplace at a fixed monthly rate.  




Smart Card                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_card Report
Smart Community https://www.i-neighbour.com/smart_community Report
SLA, Service-Level Agreement


SME https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_and_medium_enterprises Report
Smoothing Mode


Software as a Service (SaaS) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_as_a_service Report
Software Development Kit (SDK) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_development_kit Report
Shared Mobile When Shared Mobile is enabled, other user accounts can login to the owner’s mobile app, with restriction of viewing data only.  
Summary Schema The summary schema allows you to export the summary records of all users. You will have to define the position arrangement and length of each data field before you can export the attendance data.  
SSL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Socket_Layer Report
System Roles TimeTec is designed to provide restricted access to authorized users as permitted by the company. Different system role has different access to specific module in TimeTec.  
T9 Input https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T9 Report


Tardiness committed by users includes late-in, early out, extended break, missed punch and short hour.

TCP/IP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tcp/ip Report
TCMS V2 https://www.fingertec.com/images/w_brochure/TCMSV2_e.html Report
TeamViewer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeamViewer Report
Time & Attendance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_and_attendance Report
TimeTec Web https://www.fingertec.com/images/w_brochure/TimeTec_e.html Report
Transaction log https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transaction_log Report
Terminal Group Grouping of biometric terminals for better management when assigning users.  
TimeTec Account Issuance Date The user TimeTec’s account start date. Attendance data will only be available starting from the account issuance date. It is a mandatory field while adding a new user.  
Time Zone Different Time Zone can be applied to individual user based on the working location around the world.  
Turnstile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnstile Report
UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle Report
UHF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_frequency Report
UI Style https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_interface Report
Unattended Payment Terminal/Kiosk An unattended self-service payment terminal is where the customer will activate the transaction. This means that the payment devices need to be securely enclosed and tamper proof for a secure self-service solution.

Unattended payments can be seen in train stations, car parks and vending machines and other temperamental environments due to the fact that they are IP 65 rated, and are therefore suitable for all weather types, and users. They are far more secure, but cost more.
USB Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_host Report
User ID User ID is a unique ID for individual user that available in TimeTec.  
Vacant Possession 'Vacant possession' refers to a legal obligation to ensure that a property is in a state fit to be occupied at a given point in time. Vacant possession is most commonly known of on the sale and purchase of residential property and many find that, on the purchase of a new home, they do not obtain vacant possession as desired. The concept is also an essential element in the grant and termination of leases and other tenancy agreements. It is a topical issue for lawyers and surveyors along with estate agents and others connected to land and buildings.  
Valet Parking Valet Parking is a parking service offered by some restaurants, stores, and other businesses. In contrast to "self-parking", where customers find a parking space on their own, customers' vehicles are parked for them by a person called a valet. This service either requires a fee to be paid by the customer or is offered free of charge by the establishment.  
Vehicle Counting System The Vehicle Counting System includes counting and displaying available parking bays. The ingresses and egresses of a counted area are equipped with controllers to keep track with the number of vehicles within the area and is reflected on the ‘No. of Available Parking Bays’ displays located at decision points – the entrance, ramps or between partitioned areas. It normally works with Parking Guidance System.  
Visual Fox Pro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_pro Report
VMS, Visitor Management System 


VR, Virtual Reality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality Report
VSaaS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VSaaS Report
WAN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_area_network Report
Web Application https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_application Report
Webserver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_server Report
Webster https://www.fingertec.com/newsletter/Apr2012/fn-01.html Report
Wifi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-fi Report
Wiegand https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiegand_interface Report
Workforce Management https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workforce_management Report
Web Access Users are able to login to web with their account when the company enable the web access for them.  
Work Code Work code allows users to report a remark while clocking. For example, work code 11 which is traffic jam is reported by a user who is late for work. The remark will then be displayed in attendance sheet and reports.  
Work Rate Work Rate displays the average attendance performance of all users. A 100% work rate meaning there is no tardiness committed by the users.  
Workday Workdays that are declared by the company, eg: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and so forth.  
Zoom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_zoom Report
Last updated: 8/05/2020