Control Module Adds Wireless Functionality and Four-Inch Graphic Display to its Genus Terminals
May 21 2005 - Control Module Inc. (CMI), a leading workforce
management technology provider, has added extra functionality for its
revolutionary Java programmable Genus terminal, including wireless connectivity options
and larger graphic display screen for enhanced employee self-service.
The company claims that with a four-inch graphic screen, employee self-service is extremely
user-friendly and provides employees with access to their personnel information,
including results of their shifts, vacation schedules, work orders, 401K status and
company medical benefits forms - all with a networked device declared to be secure and reliable.
The ability to view and make changes to personnel information should help to increase
human resource staff productivity and reduce the burden on supervisors,
especially at companies in which each employee does not have an individual workstation.
"It has always been Control Module's goal to innovate the workforce
management category in order to provide our customers with the technology they need to
best utilize their employees and cut payroll costs," said Jimmy Bianco, Executive Vice
President, Control Module. "Control Module's workforce management technology has helped
companies in the retail, entertainment, hospitality, transportation and manufacturing
industries, among others, work more efficiently with their employees, track start and
stop times, enable secure access control to their facilities and ensure accurate
employee compensation; providing significant cost-cutting and a valuable return on their
Control Module claims to be the first and only workforce management
technology provider to offer a Java-programmable terminal, enabling customers to quickly
and easily build custom applications based on this open architecture. Control Module
terminals can also be tied to multiple backend systems, including scheduling, payroll and
time & attendance.
Additionally, Genus terminals can now be connected to a company's systems
using the 802.11 wireless access standards. As organizations look to upgrade their
technology systems, it becomes difficult and costly to string new wires throughout their
facilities. Expanded wireless connectivity increases customer options to provide
flexible and cost-effective workforce management terminals.