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TIMER PRO PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENTS
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DateModuleDescription of UpdateVersion V14.mm.dd.yyyyVideo Library SectionVideo Description
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4/1/2018Android and IOS Version 14 available on Play Store and App Store respectivelySupport for latest Dropbox API. Allow users to change Dropbox account so that multiple users can use the same device. Check number of records to avaoid users exceeding the 10,000 records per template in any single template. Minor usability enhancement and fixesVersion 14N/A
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3/28/2018StoryboardAdded ability to add hyperlinks to content in the StoryBoard sections. Multiple hyperlinks can be added to any section by adding additional text boxes, shapes, etc as required
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3/12/2018Work Combination SheetsAutomatically update the takt time informnation on row 4 of the work combination sheets with the edits made in the Takt Time calculation option in Balance on the Home Tab. All entries made are passed to the work combination sheet when developedV14.3.12.2018
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1/16/2018Standard Data EstimatingIntegrated user definable Excel based estimating formats using either Quicktimes or your own Standard Data Libraries. Save from Excel to XML database.V14.1.16.2018
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12/20/2017AllVersion 14 ReleasedV14.12.20.2017
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12/20/2017StoryboardNew FREE Storyboard Player. Voice, Touch and Smart Glasses Based Operator Training. Building on the success of Timer Pro Storyboard which allows you quickly and easily create rich video based training material for all your operations using only your own Excel skills directly from Timer Pro. Absolutely no video creation and editing experience is needed.V14.12.20.2017Free Storyboard Player
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The FREE Storyboard Player is designed to be deployed on inexpensive Windows 10. These devices are under $200. They offer touch screens so end users can click with a mouse, touch with their fingers - or speak the commands to control the playback. Exactly the same files will work in the smart glasses vendors such as Ubimax.(www.ubimax.com) with whom we are working. The Storyboard program is free so you can give it to anyone user - both internal and externalSee example for sub $200 Windows Tablet
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Ubimax Frontline Smart Glasses Software
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11/30/2017BalanceEnhanced Man/Robot-Machine Processing: Easily define linked activities so that by changing one value the entire man/robot-machine process instantly recalculates
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11/15/2017Standard Data LibrariesStandard Data Libraries: Drag and drop creation and customized Excel based development and maintenance
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7/24/2017BalanceAdded a Resource option in the Summary Ribbon to allow grouping of stacks by common resource. Typical use of this is where you have a U Shaped line and an operator may work at more than one station. Grouped stacks are automatically color coded and labeled for viewing clarity and reporting purposes.V12.7.27.20176 Line Balancing - Presentations SectionU Shaped Lines - Opertors Performing Multiple Tasks
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7/6/2017BalanceThese devices are under $200. They offer touch screens so end users can click with a mouse, touch with their fingers - or speak the commands to control the playback.V12.7.5.201719 Work Combination SheetsVersion 12 - WorkCombination Sheet Updates
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7/6/2017Work Combination SheetsCompletely reworked to support 25, 50 or 100 row charts. Charts now generate around 10 times faster than in previous versionsV12.7.5.201719 Work Combination SheetsVersion 12 - WorkCombination Sheet Updates
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7/6/2017Video Timer ProExactly the same files will work in the smart glasses vendors such as Ubimax.(www.ubimax.com) with whom we are workingV12.7.5.2017Video Timer Pro - Data Collection Video Editing - Copy to Another Subject
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7/6/2017Yamazumi ChartsEnhanced Yamazumi Charts: Automatic Scaling - depending upon unit of measure i.e. Seconds, Minutes, Hours or TMU's and the values on the chart program will automatically scale to show best fit. Auto scalng can be manually over written V12.7.5.201711 Yamazumi ChartsYamazumi Version 12 Updates - AutoScaling
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7/6/2017Video Timer Pro New section added to support the use of Pivothead Point of View videosV12.7.5.2017
Video Timer Pro - Pivothead Point of View Glasses
All Video in that section
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3/9/2017BalanceIn Toolbox added a Standard Data Library option that allows users to use Quicktimes to develop and manage standard data based standard times in their own customized Excel formats. The module manages the customizatio and maintenance and interfaces directly with the Balancing module and Standard Data Libraries V12.3.8.2017
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3/9/2017BalanceIn Reports ribbon added a Worksheet Exports group to allow Timer Pro data to be automatically inserted in to client Excel workbook. Requested by clients who use Timer Pro data for internal specific reporting purposesV12.3.8.2017Balance - PresentationsWorksheet Exports
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3/9/2017Video Timer Pro and BalanceAdded option to allow users to put identification info into each study. The prompts are userdefainable in File/Options/Header Info Config. In Video Timer Pro the Info Icon is in the toolbar above the video to the right of the displayed times. In Balance the Info icon is on the Home ribbon in the Misc (Miscellaneous) group.V12.3.8.2017included in 2 sections: Video Timer Pro - Data Collection, Balance - Details
Info Option-Information To Uniquely Identify Your Studies
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3/9/2017Video Timer ProNew method to mass update broken video links to simplify the process after one client presented a study with 118 videos.V12.3.8.2017
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3/9/2017Video Timer ProOn Summary screen pie chart captions updated to reflect the Default Timing selection in the summary ribbon. New feature added if no Default Timing selection made i.e. click on a highlighted selection and the selection will be removed - the pie charts will reflect the Total Time column values.V12.3.8.2017
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1/3/2017Models and SchedulingModels and Scheduling: Integrates with your production schedule. Project bottlenecks before production begins. Analyze proactive actions ahead of production in Timer Pro withV12.1.3.20177. Multi-Model, Options, and SchedulingAll Videos in that section
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1/3/2017BalanceExcel Model Template: Load multiple models and options from a single template.V12.1.3.2017
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1/3/2017BalanceFilters: Display only selected stations, only value added work content.V12.1.3.2017Balance - DetailsFilter Value Added Work Content and Stations
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1/3/2017
Timer Pro Time Study In Excel
Excel Based Time Study: Single click timing - the easiest time study ever.V12.1.3.2017
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1/3/2017BalanceScale: Minimum and Median time scales to allow you to view even the smallest elements in your process. Integrates with Perspective view.V12.1.3.2017Balance - DetailsScaling Minimum and Median View Options
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10/15/2016BalanceLine Balancing: Save original view before changes. Toggle between Current and Original views. Excel based change report. Revert to original.V12.10.15.2016Summary - Balance Options
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10/15/2016Video Timer Pro Keyboard Shortcuts: Autocad like customized keystrokes to speed your video time studies.V12.10.15.2016Video Timer Pro - PresentationsKeyboard Shortcuts
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10/15/2016AllSupport for 64 bit Office: For Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016.V12.10.15.2016None Required
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10/15/2016Video Timer Pro Video Timer Pro: Record many minutes of long activities in seconds to dramatically reduce your analysis time.V12.10.15.20165 Video Timer Pro
http://www.acsco.com/webrecordings/V11/QuicklyCapturingLongActivities.wmv
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8/15/2016BalanceLabor Report: Project the staffing required for specific throughputs.V12.8.15.2016Under Reports tab in Balance
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6/25/2016Video Timer Pro / BalanceErgonomics Analysis: Customize to your exact ergonomic and safety needs. Create a package for each job in Excel from Video Timer Pro V12.6.25.201622. Ergonomic Analysishttp://www.acsco.com/videolibrary2.htm#Ergo
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6/25/2016Timer Pro - iPad / AndroidiPad and Android Time Study: Create templates on device. Email templates. Dropbox support.V12.6.25.201629 iPad / 30 Android
http://www.acsco.com/videolibrary2.htm#Ipad / http://www.acsco.com/videolibrary2.htm#TSonAndroid
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4/30/2016Video Timer Pro / BalanceStoryboards: Create different designs for each area. Automatic revision history. Now availableV12.4.30.20169 Storyboardshttp://www.acsco.com/videolibrary2.htm#Storyboards
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4/1/2016Video Timer Pro / BalanceFloating Licenses: Can be controlled by IP address and even specific user names. Timeouts to release a license after user-defined period of inactivity.V12.4.1.2016None Requiredhttp://www.acsco.com/FloatingLicense.htm
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8/18/2015Video Timer ProAdded a Scroll Bar to Subject Listing to support users with 10+ subjects in a study or when users load many subjects to have them all vavailable for use in any study without having to reenter each timeVideo Timer Pro V11.8.28.2015, Balance V11.286.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday Monday August 30, 20155. Video Time and Motion - Data CollectionAssigning Subjects in Your Videos (2:37)
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8/17/2015Video Timer Pro Fixed bug in Comparison area where you identify a playback sequence. If the sequence included switching videos the videos did not change.Video Timer Pro V11.8.28.2015, Balance V11.286.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday Monday August 30, 20155. Video Time and Motion - Comparison
Selecting Specific Sequences of Elements to Play Back (2:30)
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8/11/2015Video Timer Pro Activity Rollup was not excluding observations that had been suppressed resulting in consolidated times that included the suppressed times. Suppressed times are now excluded from the Activity Rollup.Video Timer Pro V11.8.28.2015, Balance V11.286.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday Monday August 30, 20155. Video Time and Motion - SummaryActivity Rollup Overview (7:31)
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8/6/2015Time Study Excel TemplatesAs of December 2014 Microsoft has made controls on worksheets called ActiveX controls a security risk. The Timer Pro Time Study templates were developed with these ActiveX controls, mostly on the Main Menu and Reporting worksheets. Recent Microsoft automated updates of Office Excel 2010 and 2013 may strip out these controls and this will make the Timer Pro template unstable. All ActiveX controls have been replaced with macro code and cells have been formatted to appear as buttons to simulate the controls on the Main Menu and Reporting worksheets. This version should now be compatible with current and future version of the Excel.You can see the version of the Excel templates on row 32 of the Main Menu sheet. The format is V11/mm.dd.yyyy where mm=month, dd=day,yyyy=year. This change was implemented in V11/05.27.2015 - i.e. on May 27, 2015 version of the worksheet. Any newer dates will also have this change incorporated.Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015None Required
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8/4/2015BalanceIn Import of Manual and Grouped Excel templates included a check to insure the Task and Grouping descriptions do not exceed 25 characters. This reflects the 31 position charcater limit that Excel enforces in the sheet tabs at the bottom of the screen. Timer Pro uses the additiona 6 chacaters between 25 and 31 for its internal use. The Send to Balance selection now includes this check and will ask the user to correct the issue before the data is sent to the the Balance module. Issue was that users were only discovering the issue when they went to print the their Standard Work or Packages - at that point it took a lot more effort to correct. Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015None Required
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8/4/2015BalanceCombine Tasks (Popup on Activity) now allows you to select any number of tasks (or all tasks) to combine to the right of the selected task into one stack. Eliminates multiple repetitive keystrokes.Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015
6. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Popup On Activity
Popup on Activity - Combine Tasks (1:09)
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8/3/2015Video Timer Pro/BalanceIn Toolbox added option "View Latest Timer Pro Updates" which is a log started from June 1, 2015 that documents in one place all updates and enhancements made to Timer Pro. This information was previously distributed in a greatly summarized format via email several times a year. Upon selecting the option the currently installed version and build of Timer Pro the users is using is deplayed so that they can easily locate updates made since their install by checking the Version filed in Column D of the Google Doc that is displayed. The most recent updates and enhancements made but not available for download yet from our web site are shown as Release Pending.Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015
1. Installing, Registering and Uninstalling Licenses
Timer Pro Update Log (1:47)
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7/28/2015BalanceAdded Motion Analysis option in Reports. New Excel format that shows Balance times and QuickTimes values (if used) side by side to identify and quantify method improvement opportunities. Can also be used for motion analysis using any source i.e. manul time, Modapts, MOST etc. Option to send to balance not complete. Useful for comparing Balance times with estimates based on other sources. Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015
6. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Details
Motion Analysis from Line Balance (3:44)
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7/24/2015Video Timer ProAdded Motion Analysis option in Summary /Excel Export. New Excel format that shows QuickTimes values if used. Can also be used for motion analysis using any source i.e. manul time, Modapts, MOST etc. Option to send to balance - if motion sequence exists it will use that value instead of video time study value. Useful for comparing video times with estimates based on other sources. Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 20155. Video Time and Motion - Data Collection
Motion Analysis using QuickTimes and Other Standard Data (4:59)
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7/21/2015Balance /Std Data LibrarySave to Standard Data feature in Balance now includes the Activities Tick reference as a Code in the Std Data Library activity entry. When the Std Data activity is used in another process it now uses the saved Tick reference rather than assigning a new Tick reference. This will open up future where used and mass updating opportunities in the Timer Pro Cloud application. Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015None Required
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7/14/2015Balance / QuickTimesPreviously the MTM-1 based Quicktimes Standard data was essentially a stand alone application. This update now integrates the module tighly with the Balance. This will allow users to easily put together Std Data based estimates to compare with actual recorded times to identify and importanty quantify method improvement opportunities as well as put together estimates for process that are not currently in production. Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015
6. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Details
Using QuickTimes To Estimate a Job in Balance (5:33)
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7/6/2015Std Data LibraryIf Std Data activity includes a video the video is now attached to the activity in Balance when used.Video Timer Pro V11.8.4.2015, Balance V11.8.6.2015, Time Study Excel V11/05.27.2015 - Published to Web Site - Thursday August 8, 2015None Required
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6/24/2015Video Timer ProTraining Video - to show how to use multiple videos in a single video time studyVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20155. Video Timer Pro - Introduction Multiple Videos in a Single Video Time Study (1:39)
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6/24/2015Video Timer ProTraining video to show how to edit element ratings, suppressions etc for all observation or blocks of observations in your video time studies by highlighting the entire study or blocks of rows in a study and using the Apply button to updateVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20155. Video Timer Pro - DetailsEditing Rating etc For All Observations or Blocks of Observations(3:04)
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6/18/2015BalanceSplit Activity - previous versions split an activity in half. Update allows you to split activity at exactly the point your require and it will adjust the video start and end points of both sections accordingly. This makes the split activity function far more usefulVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20156. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Popup on ActivityPopup on Activity - Split Activity (1:32)
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6/19/2015Video Timer Pro / BalanceNumerous clients have requested information on how the data is stored in Timer Pro files and how they can access the data from external programs. All Video Timer Pro (.VIDX) and Balance(.CHPX) files are stored in XML fprmat. This video shows you can access and print all the table definitions and access all data using the VTS Query Tool in the Toolbox of both The Video Timer Pro and Balance. A text file including the SQL calls which you can copy and paste is included in the V11.6.25.2015 build of the product.Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 2015
1. Installing, Registering and Uninstalling Licenses
Data Tables, Definitions and Viewing Data (6:51)
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6/18/2015BalanceAdded Blocks of Activities - to a Named Clipboard. Allows you to save Blocks of contiguous activities activities to a named clipboard (a seperate file) for reuse in other processes. The clipboards can be stored in a structure of your choosing and can be previewed before use in othe processes. Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 2015
6. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Details
Blocks of Activities - Named Clipboards (4:57)
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6/16/2015BalanceAdded Block Cut/Copy/Paste on contiguous elements. Previously you could only cut/copy/paste single elements or entire tasks (stacks)Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 2015
6. Line Balancing and Lean Process Analysis - Details
Blocks of Activities - Cut Copy Paste (2:19)
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6/12/2015Video Timer ProTraining Video - to show how to capture snapshots from any video and paste into another programVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20155. Video Timer Pro - Data Collection
Taking a Snapshot and Pasting to Another Program (1:03)
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6/10/2015Video Timer Pro Added Export to Excel to Comparison. Allows users to distribute side by side videos for training purposesVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20155. Video Timer Pro - Comparison Section
Exporting your Comparisons to Excel for Distribution (1:41)
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6/8/2015Video Timer Pro In the Comparison the videos always started from the beginning of the clip. This point often was not exactly the same in the two clips being compared. This updates allowed you to set separate sync points for each video to insure the videos started at exacty the same point.Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 20155. Video Timer Pro - Comparison SectionSetting Sync Points for Video Comparison (1:44)
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6/5/2015Timer Pro - iPadUsers were unable to locate the Timer Pro App in iTunes. Created a training video to show where it was located.Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 201526. Time Study On the iPad and iPhoneLocating Timer Pro in iTunes (1:03)
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6/3/2015Time Study/BalanceProduction Study Support - used for downtime analysis using either Android or iPad study or more likely manual logs. Gives almost instant analysis of entire shift is less than a minute in an Excel summary. Reuqested by clients with many automated processesVideo Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 2015
29. Special Time Study Opportunities with Timer Pro
Section 1. Production Studies - view all videos
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6/1/2015
Timer Pro Site Floating License
After 6 months of testing with client sites in US, Mexico, China and the Czech Republic a Floating Site License option is now available. Timer Pro Professional software can be loaded on any number of end user PC’s at the Licensed Site only. License Manager software will be loaded to a central server visible electronically to all Licensed Site users. License Manager software must also be able to communicate with Timer Pro Professional central License Manager server. Only the Site Licensed number of simultaneous users will be able access the software at the same time. Users trying to access the software when all Site Licenses are in use will be advised accordingly and denied access. Add-On User Packages in increments of 5 licenses can be added at any time at the then prevailing price. Access to the Floating Site License server by users outside of theLicensed Site would be a violation of these Terms of Use. Contact sales@acsco.com for pricing and additional details.Video Timer Pro V11.6.26.2015, Balance V11.6.26.2015, Time Study Excel V11/03.16.2015 - Published to Web Site - Wednesday June 24, 2015None Required - End User is not aware they are using Floating License unless all Licenses are in use in which case they will be advised of the situation and be asked to try again later.
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6/1/2015Update Log StartedFor Additional Questions about Timer Pro and its capabilities call 303-220-0130 or email support@acsco.com or visit www.acsco.com
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