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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

Choosing Between Network and System Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Apr 12, 2017 9:33:02 AM

When looking at buying a new clock system, it is important to understand the difference between network clocks and system clocks. Deciding between the two will depend on how you plan to use your clock and how your building is wired and constructed. Here is an explanation of what each one does, and a few tips to consider when choosing between network and system clocks.

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

Synchronization Made Easy: The Benefits of a GPS Clock

Posted by Tom Nelson on Apr 5, 2017 4:24:15 PM

A global positioning system (GPS) device is an amazing tool. We use them in our vehicles for stress-free navigation. On the links, it helps duffers and scratch golfers alike take a few strokes off their game by accurately determining distances to the pin. But did you know that GPS clocks are also an excellent way to make sure accurate time is kept in a school or a place of business?

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

Top 4 Reasons to Consider a Wi-Fi Clock System [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Mar 30, 2017 1:28:52 PM

Less stress and more productivity are just a couple of the benefits of having excellent time management skills. However, the key to managing your time well is by having a reliable time-piece to keep you on track. Many schools and businesses are now turning to Wi-Fi clocks because of their reliable timekeeping abilities, as well as the additional benefits they offer facilities. In this video, our Director of Engineering Tim Leung explains the reasons they may be a good fit for you.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems, Videos

Custom Clock Display Options on the New EverAlert Clock System

Posted by Fred Bezat on Mar 22, 2017 12:20:33 PM

Smart boards, mobile devices and laptops: this type of technology is driving learning in the 21st century. Students are using mobile computing and high definition displays more frequently to assist them in their education endeavors, as evolving trends in technology are focusing more and more on teaching children in a formal school setting. Now you can add a new type of clock system to that list, as customized displays are helping students and faculty work more efficiently during the school day, while providing information and creating a sense of school pride along the way.

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Topics: School Clock Systems

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