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Facilities Toolkit: Essential Clock Repair Tools for Maintenance

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jun 22, 2017 11:30:08 AM

If you've repaired or refurbished anything, you know that having the right tools can make any job easier. Whether it's home improvement or fixing your vehicle, the correct tool can save you a lot of time, money and angst. The same can be said for clock repair, as a few tools can help you get a job done in no time.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs

Why Time Sync is Important for Clock Network Accuracy

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jun 14, 2017 11:52:23 AM

Imagine you’re conducting an important business conference call on a large corporate campus. Several different divisions of the company — each located in a different building — are required to present subject matter to a potential client with large amounts of profit at stake. 

Time is of the essence, but there's a problem: The clocks set in each building are not synchronized to the same time source.Think about how this meeting is going when one group joins to present its information a few minutes late, while your prospect waits and waits. How does this make your company, and you, appear to this game-changing client? Yes, correct time sync is important to maintain network clock accuracy.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems

Why Hospitals, Schools and Colleges Are All Using Digital Clocks

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jun 7, 2017 10:08:18 AM

Keeping large groups of people focused on a particular task can be challenging. Ask any manager or teacher about this and they will list a number of items that contribute to the task. One thing they shouldn't have to worry about is accurate timekeeping. If a system of clocks are in place, the issue of getting people on time to class or meetings can be eliminated. More and more frequently, facilities like hospitals and schools are using synchronized digital clocks to ensure that operations run smoothly.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems

Wi-Fi vs. PoE Clocks: Which Network Clock is Right For You? [VIDEO]

Posted by American Time on May 31, 2017 10:39:36 AM

Deciding what type of network clock you need, whether it be Wi-Fi or PoE (Power Over Ethernet), all depends on the connection to the internet in your facility. Some buildings may have more accessibility than others, so it's really up to you when purchasing your clock system. Here are some tips for determining what will work best for you.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wired Clock Systems, Videos

Clock Repair: Most Common Parts You Can Get From Clock Part Suppliers

Posted by Scott DeSmith on May 26, 2017 1:51:15 PM

Some people say there's no satisfaction like that of tackling a job by yourself and getting it done right. Whether it's fixing your vehicle or finishing a home improvement project, the idea of doing a task correctly...and saving some money can be a great feeling. In the spirit of doing-it-yourself, clock repair can also be completed efficiently and inexpensively. Here is a quick guide to the most common parts you can find from a supplier that can help you fix your clock.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs

The Sync Options for a Master Clock

Posted by Tom Nelson on May 17, 2017 11:39:37 AM

You've probably heard the statement: "It runs like clockwork." The meaning indicates reliability and accuracy, the subject is the epitome of excellence. In the world of synchronized clock systems, you could modify the statement this way: "It runs like master clockwork." The master clock provides the guide to the other clocks in the system so that time, and other devices connected to it, operate without problems 24 hours a day. But why is a master clock so reliable? It too, needs some help to keep it working correctly. Here are a few ways the master clock gets its precise time.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

The Terminology for Wired and Wireless Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 10, 2017 3:05:10 PM

At a quick glance, you may not notice the characteristics of the clock in your classroom, office, or facility. Would you be able to tell if the clock next to your desk is a wired or wireless system? You probably have no idea and quite honestly why would you if that clock is doing a great job with keeping accurate time. The terminology isn’t something you pay attention to, but that’s what we’re here for. In this video, we explain the terminology you should know for wired and wireless clocks, making your decision to purchase a system or repair a system that much better informed.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems, Videos

How Integrated School Systems can Improve Communication

Posted by Jeff Bergeson on May 3, 2017 4:25:04 PM

To be a successful coach, manager or teacher, you must be able to clearly convey messages to the groups you want to motivate. You must also recognize that some individuals or small groups may need to be communicated to differently in order to understand that message and act on it. This same concept is being used by schools that need to send important messages to everyone in a building. Integrated school communications systems are like good leaders: They can send one message to all, yet tailor it to specific groups, so everyone can understand and act towards a single result.

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Topics: School Clock Systems

Which Facilities are Best for Wi-Fi Clocks?

Posted by Tom Nelson on Apr 26, 2017 11:20:12 AM

We need to face it and embrace it: We are living in a Wi-Fi world. In our personal and business lives, it can be difficult to communicate efficiently without Wi-Fi access and the devices that connect to it. Whether it's a mobile phone, printer, or even a thermostat, quick and clear communication often relies on Wi-Fi. Well, you can now add clocks to the list, as Wi-Fi is transforming the way synchronous clock systems operate in environments where keeping a precise schedule is paramount.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems

3 Alternative Uses for Protective Wire Guards

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Apr 19, 2017 1:40:37 PM

You've probably heard this one before: Students of today are studying for jobs that haven't been created yet. In theory, a certain knowledge base will provide a springboard to create or advance a field of technology. The product experts at American Time know a lot about this. They've taken their industry-leading wire guards and created solutions that help protect sensitive electronic equipment.

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Topics: Protective Wire Guards

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