I hope this is the right place to ask this type of question. If not, please vote to move to a more appropriate place.
I have a homebrew, online time clock system we've built for our organization. It runs on Apache/PHP5 and a PostgreSQL database. Recently, there have been talks of added physical punch clock locations in remote areas. Based on initial scouring, we can only find punch clocks that come with their own specialized software. We're looking for something a little more open.
Basically, we're looking for hardware that would hopefully have some of these abilities:
- TCP/IP based, Power over Ethernet preferable but not required
- Ability to configure the clock to send information over SSL to a web application
Really, what we would like to do is send a POST request, XML, etc. from the hardware time clock to a script on our web server.
Does anyone have any recommendations on where I might find something that like? Has anyone had any experience working with systems like this and could offer advice?
I really appreciate any help you can provide!