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Saved By The Bell: How Wireless Relays Make The Bells Ring On Time

Posted by Tom Nelson on Oct 19, 2016 1:07:21 PM

There are many advantages to a wireless clock system. One of the most critical is the ability to operate a lot of different systems all from a central computer screen in synchronized harmony. How does the system make school bells (or anything else) ring on time? We can thank the magic of wireless relays, which can turn just about anything on and off when you need them.

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Topics: Timekeeping

Stop Everything But Time with a Clock Wire Guard

Posted by Carmen Dimond on Oct 6, 2016 2:57:35 PM

Once you’ve made the investment in a synchronized clock system, it is important to protect it. Whether it's from balls in a gym, mishaps on the factory floor, or anything else, it’s important to keep your clocks protected so they keep operating. Here’s how you can stop everything but time with a clock wire guard.

Why is a clock wire guard a good investment? There are three key reasons:

  1. Save money – If you have to replace a clock that becomes damaged, it will cost you more than the clock itself. There is the maintenance time to get up there and replace the clock, too. A clock wire guard is the best way to make sure that you don’t have to worry about your investment.

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Topics: Protective Wire Guards, Wire guards

The 6 Undeniable Benefits of Wi-Fi Clocks

Posted by Tom Nelson on Sep 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM

If you need synchronized time for your campus, factory, or office, battery-operated Wi-Fi clocks are an affordable, reliable, simple solution. Whether you are planning an upgrade to an existing building or a new installation, a Wi-Fi clock system will give you years of worry-free operation with incredible precision. Here are the six undeniable benefits of Wi-Fi clocks.

1. Location Versatility

Since there are no wires, you can hang your synchronized clocks on any wall in a location where you receive a Wi-Fi signal. With a long-life battery pack, you eliminate the need for a cord. Hang them from any place where they can best be seen for perfectly synchronized time anywhere you need it.

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Topics: Wi-Fi Network Clocks

James Madison University had a Problem, American Time had a Solution

Posted by Jesse Liila on Jun 29, 2016 12:15:55 PM

With expansion in the works of its University Recreation (UREC) facility at James Madison University (JMU) located in Harrisonburg Virginia; the issue on how to keep time synchronized throughout the facility had to be planned, and it had to be planned correctly.

"In such a large facility, it's crucial that all classes start and end on time, and that even the students in the locker rooms know exactly how much time they have to get to class," said Bob Golson, associate director of facilities and operations at the UREC. "If people are constantly too late or too early, it impacts the experience and enjoyment of the facility."

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Topics: Wireless Clock Systems, SiteSync IQ Wireless Clock System, Company News, synchronized time

Join Us For Clock School

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Jun 7, 2016 10:09:06 AM


We know what you’re thinking: “What’s a clock school?!”

From what we hear from customers, it’s one of the most helpful, free services we provide!

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Topics: clock repairs, clock maintenance, Company News, synchronized time

Synchronized Time System Improves Efficiency in DC

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 3, 2016 3:27:29 PM


Lowe’s Success with American Time Featured in Modern Materials Handling

There’s a lot that goes into operating a 1.2 million square foot distribution center, and a lot of attention is rightfully paid to the big and expensive equipment that keeps things running smoothly.

But what if the clocks aren’t synched? Could a seemingly innocuous piece of equipment impact the entire operations?

It turns out that the clocks can have a huge impact on timing and efficiency in a DC.


For information about their case study click here.

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Topics: SiteSync IQ Wireless Clock System, synchronized time

Wi-Fi Network Clocks Whitepaper

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Feb 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Wi-Fi Network Clocks are the first of their kind. Each one is factory set to work with your network time server. No additional costs or equipment needed for perfectly accurate time throughout your facility or campus using your Wi-Fi infrastructure. Download the educational whitepaper to learn more about why customers choose Wi-Fi Network Clocks.

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Topics: Whitepaper, Wi-Fi Network Clocks

It's time to prepare for the Daylight Saving Time change

Posted by Tom Nelson on Feb 12, 2016 1:36:40 PM

Can you believe we are preparing for the daylight saving time change already?

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time

Power over Ethernet Clocks Whitepaper

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Feb 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Power over Ethernet PoE Network Clocks are today's energy-efficient standard in synchronized time, receiving both power and time updates through one cable connected to your facility's Ethernet. No master clock, batteries or AC power needed. PoE clocks are the maintenance-free choice. Download the free whitepaper to learn more.

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Topics: PoE Clocks, Whitepaper

Wired System Clocks Whitepaper

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Feb 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Welcome back to our weekly whitepaper blog series. It only makes sense to share our most popular wired products.

AllSync Plus wired system clocks are the best replacement clocks on the market and the perfect choice when running multiple clock systems. AllSync Plus clocks adapt to the correct clock correction protocol upon installation. 

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Topics: Wired Master Clock, AllSync Plus Clocks, Whitepaper, Wired System Clocks

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