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Rushford-Peterson School District Creatively Funds Synchronized Clocks

Posted by American Time on Sep 26, 2018 1:59:13 PM

In an era when funding school improvements can be quite a challenge, a creative partnership between a school district and its internet service provider is especially noteworthy. Thanks to their unique collaboration, the district's new school has a state-of-the-art emergency communication network, and the ISP has increased visibility throughout the new complex.

It all started when Rushford-Peterson, the school district in Southwestern Minnesota, began planning its new centerpiece facility, a 170,000-square-foot complex that would serve pre-kindergarten through grade 12. When it came time to think about their synchronized clock system and in-school communications network, district leaders decided on American Time's EverAlert®, which utilizes integrated displays and audio communications to quickly disseminate information across a facility for emergency scenarios and day-to-day messaging.

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Topics: EverAlert

Top Considerations When Choosing Clocks for Your Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Scott Ramacier on Sep 13, 2018 10:10:34 AM

For some purchases, the quantity you need is easy to determine. Car tires or shoes? Piece of cake. But other consumer decisions require a little more thought when you're figuring out how much to buy.

If you're outfitting your manufacturing facility with a synchronized clock system, determining just how many units you need isn't a straightforward proposition. The answer depends not only on the size of your space but its layout and purpose.

Here are some ways to gauge how many clocks you need in your facility, where to place them, and which types of devices are the best fit.

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Topics: EverAlert

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your School Notification Systems

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Aug 8, 2018 2:11:39 PM

Like many things in this world, schools have become more complex over the years — evolving from the one-room schoolhouse to the sprawling, intricate facilities we see today.

This is where it becomes essential to embrace new technologies. Among these resources are school notification systems that automatically spread important messages throughout a building, keeping students safe and informed while making life easier for staff.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, EverAlert

How Evolving Technology Enhances Synchronized Digital Clocks

Posted by American Time on Jul 25, 2018 8:56:02 AM

Technology is like sand on the beach. It has a way of getting everywhere.

There was a time when a phone was just a phone and a TV was just a TV, but technological advances have ways of seeping into the everyday objects around us. We have smartphones, smart TVs, even smart toasters. This also extends to clocks.

Advances in timekeeping have made it easier for people to manage and tell time, but some digital clocks are now portals to the outside world.

Here are some functions beyond the basics of timekeeping that can be integrated into a synchronized digital clock system:

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Topics: EverAlert

How a Communication Platform Helped This Tech Savvy School Become Cutting Edge [VIDEO]

Posted by American Time on Jul 18, 2018 1:09:03 PM

Anytime Chuck Ehler, Superintendent at Rushford-Peterson Schools in Minnesota, gives a tour of a classroom, people say, “Wow! I really like the clocks that you have here. That is really impressive.”

Rushford-Peterson opened its new, state-of-the-art school in 2017, after flooding and aging buildings necessitated the project. But the district not only received a new building, it upgraded technology, too.

“We have everything in this building technologically — from programmable LED lighting to programmable heating and ventilation,” says Technology Director Corey Mattson. “We have wireless access in every corner of the building. We have a secure building with secure entrances.”

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Topics: School Clock Systems, EverAlert

How the EverAlert® can be Incorporated into Your Hospital Clock System

Posted by Chuck Olson on May 9, 2018 9:38:24 AM

When an emergency strikes a bustling hospital, there's no time to think. In medical facilities, such as hospitals, that are constantly welcoming new faces, it can be even more chaotic. By their very nature, hospitals don't have the luxury of conducting comprehensive emergency drills, but you can still have a plan. That's where an emergency communication platform, like American Time's EverAlert®, serves a critical role.

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Topics: EverAlert

School Safety: How EverAlert® Communicates During Severe Weather

Posted by Marc Fasching on Apr 4, 2018 8:50:39 AM

For many, spring means sunshine, rain, flowers, warmer weather, and often, a renewed enthusiasm to spend time outdoors. For schools administrators, however, spring also means tornado drills, updating emergency plans, and tracking inclement weather. In fact, many states dedicate an entire week to severe weather awareness during this time of year.

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Topics: EverAlert

4 Ways EverAlert® Benefits from Cloud Technology

Posted by American Time on Feb 7, 2018 9:10:31 AM

We've all heard a lot about this enigmatic entity called "the cloud,” something you probably use every day for computer applications, data storage, or entertainment, whether you give it much thought or not.

And that's the beauty of it — the cloud is seamless, making it feel like the software you use and the data you consume is coming directly from your device, and not from … somewhere out there. You rarely think about it because you rarely have to.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems, School Clock Systems, EverAlert

Christian School Products Names EverAlert® a 2017 Top Product!

Posted by American Time on Dec 7, 2017 11:38:26 AM

We are proud to announce that our EverAlert® communications platform has earned another award, most recently being named a “2017 Top Product” by Christian School Products! 

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Topics: News, EverAlert

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, EverAlert

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