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How Synchronized Clock Systems Help Manufacturers Increase Productivity

Posted by Mike Kadelbach on Feb 21, 2018 9:48:13 AM

You've seen it in the movies: The band of action heroes is about to save the world by executing their carefully planned mission. But first, their leader issues the command, “Synchronize watches.” It's a cinematic trope, and for good reason. It makes sense that a tight-knit team would need to be working off the same time as they put their complex plans in motion.

Maybe you aren't saving the world, but your manufacturing facility relies on calculated efficiency nonetheless, and that starts with the clocks. You might have hundreds of them, and making sure they all tell the same time can pay huge dividends — as in, real money.

Here are some ways synchronized clock systems can help manufacturers increase productivity.

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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: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems, EverAlert

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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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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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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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

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