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Benefits of Adding Time Synchronization Networks in Hospitals

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jul 28, 2017 11:11:23 AM

The first thing you may think of when envisioning a synchronized network of clocks in a workplace may be that of company employees working together and knowing where to be at all times, whether it's a meeting, lunch break, or a shift change. In a hospital setting, you can add things like the staff arriving in a patient's room at once, or a team of surgeons preparing to do their job together in the same place.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

PoE Clocks: How to Save Money and Synchronize Time in Your Facility

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jul 19, 2017 2:09:32 PM

Many devices can be powered by an Ethernet cable that runs overhead or from behind a wall — including clocks. Power over Ethernet (PoE) has become a popular way to provide power and information to Internet Protocol (IP) clock networks for a couple of compelling reasons: saving money and easy installation.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems

School Clocks: How Can Emergency Notifications Be Improved?

Posted by American Time on Jul 12, 2017 11:02:13 AM

Schools face a challenge when it comes to emergency protocol planning. Each school is different — the floorplans are different, the geographic locations are different, the distance from the local police station is different — and so each school has to develop its own emergency protocols based on best practices.

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Topics: School Clock Systems

Master Clock Maximization: Wattage Size and the Coverage of the Signal

Posted by Tom Nelson on Jul 5, 2017 12:16:29 PM

Most of us take certain types of technology for granted — until it's not working for us. We have all probably lost phone service while inside the walls of a warehouse or at the bottom of a parking garage. This can be an annoying inconvenience, but how often has it prevented you from making a deadline or resulted in a loss of revenue?

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

Emergency Communications: Why Visual Alerts are Better [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Jun 28, 2017 12:56:54 PM

When emergencies happen in a school, the safety of the students is the number one concern for teachers and administrators. Emergencies typically include fire alarms, weather warnings, and unfortunately, school lockdowns.

No matter what kind of emergency it is, clear communication is extremely important. That is why emergency alert systems that use visual alerts are more effective than your typical audio alerts seen in schools. Fred from American Time is here to tell you why visual alerts are better when it comes to emergency communication — and in regular school routines too.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Videos

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

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