The European Patent Office has granted the European patent to the TIMATE system along with the company’s method for monitoring time and attendance and the use of the working time. The system is already protected by the American patent.
The TIMATE project has been developed since 2015. The system’s prototype was consulted and examined in collaboration with research centres: the Central Institute for Labour Protection in Warsaw and the University of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice. The designers of the system started the patent application process right after the solution was ready.
Patents make products more trustworthy. They guarantee that the solution is original, innovative and unique. We have been waiting several years for the European patent. During that time the European Patent Office conducted all substantial examinations. The patent gives us the exclusive right to commercially use our technology in Europe. This is perfectly in sync with the company’s plans regarding the expansion outside Poland, says Sebastian Młodziński, TIMATE’s CEO.
The TIMATE system is an automatic and self-operating tool for comprehensive management of people and processes in businesses. It functions by utilizing innovative cards with an ePaper display that provide employees with their electronic ID and at the same time they measure the time at work and assess how that time is used. The system supports remote work and task-based work. It also ensures that employees comply with the OHS rules and regulations. It enables current assessment of task performance by employees and teams. Additionally, it functions as a system for motivation and communication.
At present, the system is used mainly by companies from the sectors of logistics (e.g. Raben Logistics), manufacturing (e.g. Halsang) and healthcare (e.g. ALAB Laboratoria). TIMATE is planning to start collaborating with European distribution partners this year and sell its product outside Poland.