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Understanding the Difference between Power Source and Time Source of Synchronized Clocks

Posted by American Time on Nov 17, 2021 10:12:29 AM

 

High-quality clocks that stay in precise synchronization must have access to two important sources to operate successfully: A power source and a time source.

However, terms like “wireless clocks” and “wired clocks” are commonly used but often misunderstood. In this article, you’ll learn more about these terms and what they mean for synchronized clocks in your building. 

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems, Wired Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems

Protecting Your Valuable Equipment and Investments with Guards

Posted by American Time on Nov 10, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Is your internet router in a place that can be bumped by people in the office? Do you see students jump up to slap that exit sign above the door?

Guards for clocks and other pieces of vital equipment protect your investment from damage, vandalism, and theft. After all, it's not just the equipment you have to think about, but the environment that surrounds it.

  • In schools, clocks, exit signs and other assets are magnets for students goofing around or the errant gym ball.
  • On shop floors, debris, sprays and dust can coat your equipment and impact their ability to operate. Lots of moving people and equipment can also easily damage an asset.
  • Theft or accidental damage is possible in any building. Guards keep your assets protected, clean, and optimized.

There are even more environments where protective guards can save time, money and headaches. Here’s a look at the types of equipment guards available, why they're important, and the best environments for them.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, Protective Wire Guards, School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems, Digital Clocks, Master Clocks

American Time Announces Latest Release of the inCloud Management Portal, plus New Network Devices and Clocks

Posted by American Time on Jul 12, 2021 11:06:06 AM

 

New inCloud features and enhancements make scheduling and coordinating EverAlert equipment, Wi-Fi and PoE clocks and devices easier than ever!

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Everything you Need to Know about Synchronized Time: 4 Best Clock Technologies Explained

Posted by American Time on Jun 14, 2021 8:00:45 AM


Accurate, synchronized clocks in your building, school or facility are more than a convenience. When clocks display the wrong time or different times from each other, major disruptions and even risks can happen, such as….

  • Meetings, classes or shifts start and end at different times, causing confusion and inefficiency
  • Wages or compensation are disputed
  • Critical tasks like surgeries, food prep or manufacturing processes aren’t tracked or reported accurately
  • Maintenance staff spend too much time on clock repairs and adjustments

“Employees didn’t have reliable clocks for calculating shift changes or break times. There were lots of debates about whether an employee was really tardy or not, whether some people were abusing their break times by leaving early and returning late, and whether meetings were starting and ending on time.”

DMR Electronics

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time, School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wired Clock Systems, Hybrid Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems, EverAlert, Digital Clocks, Master Clocks

Advantages and Considerations of an Analog Clock System

Posted by American Time on Jun 7, 2021 8:26:00 AM

The decision arises in all sorts of consumer scenarios: classic versus modern. Maybe you're remodeling your home and you have to choose between dark trim or something light and airy. Perhaps you're trying to decide where to eat dinner, and it comes down to the steakhouse that's been there forever or the trendy new restaurant you've been itching to try.

Or, maybe you were shopping for a watch and had to ponder the benefits of analog versus digital. Your evaluation process of analog versus digital when selecting a new watch probably isn't all that different from picking what kind of clocks to install in your facility. It's just that when it comes to selecting a clock, you've got the needs of potentially thousands of people to consider.

To help you make the call, we'll lay out the advantages and some considerations to make when choosing analog clocks.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems

Solution Provider Spotlight: T.E.S.T. Creates Safe, Secure, Smart Learning Environments Across Montana

Posted by American Time on May 5, 2021 10:16:04 AM

When you’re searching for new technology to help students learn better or for a school to run more efficiently, there are countless options. Which technology will live up to its promises? How does a school evaluate differences?

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Topics: School Clock Systems, EverAlert

News: The Network Clock Setup App is Available Now!

Posted by American Time on Apr 28, 2021 2:45:00 PM

Setting up your WI-fi and Power over ethernet (poe) network clocks is easier than ever!

The American Time Network Clock Setup App for Android users is now available. This new app allows you to configure, provision and activate American Time network clocks (Wi-Fi and PoE) without being tied to a desktop or laptop computer. 

Easy-to-use functionality allows users to:

  • Scan clock QR codes on the back of either Wi-Fi or PoE clocks to easily name them
  • Create clock configurations with network, time zone, and security settings
  • Provision clocks with configuration settings individually or in bulk, saving time
  • For inCloud subscribers, you can activate Wi-Fi and PoE clocks on the inCloud portal easily
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Clock system 101: What Type of Clock is Best for My Organization?

Posted by American Time on Mar 26, 2021 12:55:10 PM

If you're tasked with selecting a clock system for your organization, the idea might be easy at first: You just buy some clocks and hang them on the walls, right?

But synchronized clock technology offer many options, and the best decision for you depends on the needs of your organization. Here, we'll help determine which type of clock is best for you depending on your industry and the type of building you're responsible for keeping on time.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wired Clock Systems, News, Clocks for Healthcare, Higher Education, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems, Architecture, manufacturing, Healthcare Facilities, Facility Management

Adjusting for Daylight Saving Time: Troubleshooting Clock Tips

Posted by American Time on Mar 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM

With Daylight Saving Time (DST) coming up, you may discover that some of your clocks don’t adjust properly after the change happens. As a result, you could end up dealing with employee or staff complaints, classes or shift changes that may be off, and maintenance teams that are bogged down with work orders.

To prepare, here are some quick troubleshooting tips for clocks that don’t adjust correctly for DST.

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time, Timekeeping

Adjusting Clocks for Daylight Saving Time: Tips & Troubleshooting

Posted by American Time on Mar 3, 2021 3:42:00 PM


Daylight saving time changes were formally established in most of the U.S. in 1966, but they continue to be a hassle for maintenance teams, facility managers, IT staff and anyone else in charge of keeping a building running smoothly.

Here are some tips for preparing your clocks for DST and troubleshooting when things don’t go as planned.

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wired Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems, SiteSync, Timekeeping, Master Clocks, Facility Management

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