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Digital vs. Analog Clocks: Which is Right for Your Facility?

Posted by Tom Nelson on Aug 23, 2017 9:19:29 AM

In business, finding a winning formula takes on many forms. Sometimes a single niche product can create profit. In other cases though, a diverse set of solutions may be the key to success. That certainly applies to synchronized clock systems. Sometimes one kind of clock can be best for your system, but in others, a combination of digital and analog clocks might be the right solution for your facility.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Hybrid Clock Systems

What Type of File Works for Custom Logo Clocks? [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Aug 16, 2017 3:53:11 PM

It’s important to know what type of file to send for preparation of custom logo printing to ensure that the final product looks it’s best. In this video, Aron Levandowski walks us through the types of files and the differences between them.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Videos

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

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

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

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

Help! I Need to Re-program My Bell Schedule!

Posted by Janelle Carroll on Sep 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM

I enjoy helping people with their tech issues. With the students heading back to school, Carmen and I have handled several urgent calls from schools trying to program (or re-program) the bell schedules.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, School Clock Systems

Do You Know About Countdown Clocks? [VIDEO]

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Jul 8, 2015 12:12:00 PM

As adults, we are constantly working on our time management skills. It should be no surprise that children trying to navigate their school schedule is an equally difficult task. It can be a struggle for students to adjust to curriculum changes from quarter to quarter or semester to semester and learn to shift and manage their time wisely

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Topics: School Clock Systems

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