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How to Spec an Emergency Notification System in Your New Construction

Posted by Tom Nelson on Dec 6, 2017 4:15:01 PM

There are countless details and documents to complete when planning for a newly constructed building — from what materials are used, to how they are installed, and how the final product functions. Among those requirements, are considerations and specifications for a clock system.

Creating these construction documents is a time-consuming task. Fortunately, companies are making it easier and faster to spec for a variety of needs in many projects. For example, for our EverAlert emergency notification platform we provide a CSI specification that can be dropped directly into the construction documents. It's as easy as that. And these documents will prove beneficial throughout the project for many reasons.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

An In-Depth Look: How Clocks Synchronize with Network Time

Posted by Tom Nelson on Sep 14, 2017 2:27:41 PM

We take a lot of things for granted these days...accurate time being one of them. Precise time, whether it's on your phone or from a network of synchronized clocks in the workplace, seems to come so easily. However, if you knew the process involved in getting that correct time, you would be amazed...so here goes.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

Synchronized Clocks FAQ

Posted by Tom Nelson on Aug 30, 2017 2:15:26 PM

You're in charge of building a new school or hospital and your to-do list is mounting. There are a lot of items on that list you have a pretty good grasp of...but one item presents more of a challenge: installing a system of synchronized clocks.

Fear not, for here are some FAQs on synchronized clock systems that will make your job easier.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

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

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

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: Synchronized Clock Systems, Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems

The Sync Options for a Master Clock

Posted by Tom Nelson on May 17, 2017 11:39:37 AM

You've probably heard the statement: "It runs like clockwork." The meaning indicates reliability and accuracy, the subject is the epitome of excellence. In the world of synchronized clock systems, you could modify the statement this way: "It runs like master clockwork." The master clock provides the guide to the other clocks in the system so that time, and other devices connected to it, operate without problems 24 hours a day. But why is a master clock so reliable? It too, needs some help to keep it working correctly. Here are a few ways the master clock gets its precise time.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

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

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