ATR360 Biometric Top Loading Time Recorder

2018 DST Quick Guide

The starting and ending dates for Daylight Saving Time must be set each year. After the start of 2018, you can set the Daylight Saving Time change dates for 2018 so the clock will automatically adjust on the correct dates. Both the starting and ending dates must be set for automatic Daylight Saving Time adjustments to be operational.

Note that you will need to resynchronize your clock's “System Clock” and “Real Time Clock” (RTC) following each Daylight Saving Time Change, spring and fall, even if you have set the clock to automatically update for DST. Instructions to synchronize are at the end of this document.

General Information

To enter the program setting mode, plug the AC cord into the AC outlet and remove the cover. Locate the buttons labeled [P4], [P5] and [P6] on the top display.

Illustration of the programming buttons and digital display

Locate the control panel to the left of the fingerprint reader and move the Setup switch down to enter Setup Mode.

Illustration of control panel

Setting the 2018 DST Start and End Dates

Note that you will need to resynchronize your clock's “System Clock” and “Real Time Clock” (RTC) following each Daylight Saving Time Change, spring and fall, even if you have set the clock to automatically update for DST. Instructions to synchronize are at the end of this document.

  1. The mode indicator will be flashing 01. Press [P6] to select it. Verify the clock displays the year 2018. If it does not, press [P4] or [P5] as needed until the clock displays 2018. Press [P6] to save.
  2. Press the [P6] button as needed until the mode indicator flashes 09. Press the [P6] button once more to select.
  3. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST start month to March (03) and press the [P6] button to save.
  4. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST start date to 11 and press the [P6] button to save.
  5. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST start time to 2:00am (or your preferred DST changeover time) and press the [P6] button to save.
  6. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST end month to November (11) and press the [P6] button to save.
  7. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST end date to 04 and press the [P6] button to save.
  8. Press the [P4] or [P5] button as needed to set the DST end time to 2:00am (or your preferred DST changeover time) and press the [P6] button to save.
 

Synchronizing the System Clock and RTC

Any time the system clock (clock display) changes, you must also synchronize the Real Time Clock (RTC). If you do not do this, Shift Interval Settings can behave erratically and employees may be prevented from clocking in or out.

  1. If you have not previously done so, open the clock lid.
  2. Press the Fingerprint (FP) Setup button (located below the front digital display, on the right).
  3. Press the Down button until the LED Display shows rtc. Press Enter.
  4. Two sets of digits will be displayed. The first two digits set the hour in 24-hour format (i.e. 00–23) and the last two digits set the minute (00–59). Set the hour to the current hour. Then set the minute one minute ahead of the current time so you can sync the clocks as soon as the minute advances.
  5. After setting the minute, press the Enter button for three seconds. The two digit value for seconds is displayed (00–59). Set the seconds at 00.
  6. Wait for the clock's minute to advance, then press and hold the Enter button for three seconds. This will synchronize the RTC to within a few seconds of the System Clock. As long as the RTC and System Clock are within a minute of each other, there shouldn't be any problem.

Note: if no buttons are pressed for 30 seconds the clock will exit fingerprint settings. If you need to wait more than 30 seconds for the System Clock minute to roll forward, press the Enter button to toggle between the seconds digits before 30 seconds has elapsed. Each time you press the Enter button you will re-set the timeout counter.

Completing Setup

When you've completed the setup, move the Setup switch up to exit Setup Mode, and replace the clock cover.

For more information, refer to your User Manual. [ download PDF version ]

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