Description from the Publisher
Intoducing Breaktime SME
As part of the company Health and Safety, an employer can provide well designed workstations and train staff on useage and good posture. There is however a dificulty in enforcing regular breaks from the computer, and even in a break an employee may decide to browse the internet or look at photos and so never leaves the workstation for long.
Breaktime v2 is an application to assist with the control of Health and Saftey policy encoraging users to take regular breaks from the computers at specified times. A log is kept of wether the user accepted or rejected the break. If the break is accepted the start bar is removed and the user is unable to access their pc for the length of the break. In addition Breaktime is programmed to provide regular breaks at intervals suggested by your Health and Safety Guidelines.
If an employee attempted to claim RSI damages as the employee you can proove that the design of the workstation met health and safety guidelines and that the employee was sent on training courses for posture and now using breaktime you can also proove that you have tried to enforce the employee to take regular breaks from their workstation, through the logfiles produced by Breaktime.
Building on the success of Breaktime v1Breaktime v1 was a freeware application. Within 18 months a user base of over 23,000 users worldwide was established. Due to its popularity it became clear that clients were using the software in different ways. Breaktime was rewritten in .Net based architecture to facilitate with deploymnet to Microsoft Windows Vista, and provide the ability to introduce different features dependent on company size.
Breaktime v2, is now available in two versions, Personal and SME. Currently under development is a Corporate Version which is schelduled for realease in Quarter 4 of 2007.