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PC Configurable Time Keeper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057009D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
McAllister, RW [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an activity recording system which can be used for time accounting purposes. The system has three components, a PC configurable time-keeping device, a passive PC interface unit, and a software support package. The PC configurable time keeper stores and displays user defined/PC-loaded multi-character activity codes and records start and stop times for each user-selected activity. The device includes a user and PC interface. The PC interface provides a configuration function for downloading of activity codes, memory reset, start of service time stamp, user identification, activity edit functions, and the data upload functions. The user interface provides activity code selection and display, start and stop activity time recording, limited edit capability and memory full indication.