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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

Protecting Your Equipment with Wire Guards [VIDEO]

Posted by Carmen Dimond on Mar 15, 2017 4:32:41 PM

Clock systems and other electronic equipment like exit signs or fire alarms can be costly investments for businesses or schools. Protecting them from damage, theft, and vandalism should be top of mind to ensure that they last. Luckily, wire guards are an effective and easy way to do this. Here’s a look at some of the wire guards available that may be a great fit for your facility.

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Topics: Protective Wire Guards, Videos

The Critical Role a Master Clock Plays Within Your Clock System

Posted by Tom Nelson on Mar 8, 2017 3:13:03 PM

When it's time for a group or team to come together and work in synchronous harmony, frequently one leader makes a call, and the other members respond, doing their job as the leader planned it. Think about a system of clocks at a school, medical center or manufacturing facility: If those clocks were a football team, the master clock would be the quarterback. Like a quarterback is to a football team, the master clock is the most important member of a clock system.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems

Are You Ready for Daylight Saving Time?

Posted by Tom Nelson on Mar 1, 2017 2:35:33 PM

Some people look forward to this day for months. No, it's not Christmas or Independence Day, it's the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST), when clocks are set ahead one hour to take advantage of natural daylight. For many people, this signals the start of spring. However, if you're in charge of company operations and need to make sure all your clocks are working correctly, DST can stand for deeply stressful trouble. That is unless, you have the right system of clocks. Here is what you need to know before DST begins on Sunday, March 12.

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time

Top Three Things to Consider When Purchasing Wi-Fi Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Feb 22, 2017 9:54:38 AM

Everyday more and more of our frequently-used devices are becoming wireless — TV’s, speakers, thermostats, door locks, etc. Even our clocks are switching to a wireless system that is quickly becoming the standard among schools and businesses. So here are 3 things to consider when making the transition to a Wi-Fi clock system.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems, Videos

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