In my experience, many companies have labor that uses time clocks; Digital, mechanical, and computerized, the problem seems to remain when the employees are "Off the Grid". That is of course "how do I get my punches to payroll from way out there?" - Brad Williams
At Frank Wilber Company we take the Value Added Reseller (VAR) to the next level. We like to think of it as the Value Added Solution Provider. We have listened to our customers and our customers have said, "Mobile Workforce Management". With that we have created our solutions.
Cellular Time Clocks
Ever since the advent of digital wireless networks we have seen the value in connecting everywhere. With cellular there seems to be a signal almost anywhere with at least 2 bars or greater (On the right network anyways). We have products that can convert Ethernet to Cellular that are about the size of a deck of cards. The highlight is that unlike other 3G or cellular routers the advanced Firmware reboots the USB modem fixing the most common problem of cellular communication, lockups, eliminating service calls.
Mobile Data Collection
Sometimes the budget required for power and connectivity to remote location, such as agriculture, simply does not exist. The employers have employees working in a semi-supervised fashion without power and without data communications at all. Usually there are team leaders that are not necessarily more skilled nor are they truly a supervisor (more like a team captain) however this simple one button data collection device works with both Attendance Enterprise and Attendance on Demand (AoD) using a very small custom downloader tool. Rechargeable via a mini USB port (You can charge it up with a cellphone charger) and holds a charge for days. This mobile mini can even hold over 10,000 punches between downloads.