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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?

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

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

The Beginner's Guide to Clock Synchronization

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Dec 7, 2016 10:38:55 AM

When working in sync, a marching band, a dance kick line or a military exercise can be an impressive sight. When a system of clocks are working together perfectly at a school, business, or hospital, they may be less entertaining, but are equally effective. When all clocks provide synchronous time, workflow proceeds in a rhythm that produces success for those who follow it. 

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

The 6 Undeniable Benefits of Wi-Fi Clocks

Posted by Tom Nelson on Sep 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM

If you need synchronized time for your campus, factory, or office, battery-operated Wi-Fi clocks are an affordable, reliable, simple solution. Whether you are planning an upgrade to an existing building or a new installation, a Wi-Fi clock system will give you years of worry-free operation with incredible precision. Here are the six undeniable benefits of Wi-Fi clocks.

1. Location Versatility

Since there are no wires, you can hang your synchronized clocks on any wall in a location where you receive a Wi-Fi signal. With a long-life battery pack, you eliminate the need for a cord. Hang them from any place where they can best be seen for perfectly synchronized time anywhere you need it.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

Synchronized Time System Improves Efficiency in DC

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 3, 2016 3:27:29 PM


Lowe’s Success with American Time Featured in Modern Materials Handling

There’s a lot that goes into operating a 1.2 million square foot distribution center, and a lot of attention is rightfully paid to the big and expensive equipment that keeps things running smoothly.

But what if the clocks aren’t synched? Could a seemingly innocuous piece of equipment impact the entire operations?

It turns out that the clocks can have a huge impact on timing and efficiency in a DC.


For information about their case study click here.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems, SiteSync

A Tool that Calculates Lost Time and Money

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Dec 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Perhaps you suspect – or you know – that you’re losing minutes of productivity each day because your clocks aren’t in sync. The breakroom clock is off, or the clock in one part of the building is three minutes faster than in another area…and now, team members’ shifts overlap or they arrive too early/too late at a destination.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems

Three Ways Synchronized Time Benefits Manufacturers

Posted by Ronda Anderson on Oct 20, 2015 2:10:27 PM

Time means everything in manufacturing, and clocks that are synchronized to display the same, accurate time aren’t just a convenience. They impact your maintenance costs, employee compensation and regulatory compliance.

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time, Synchronized Clock Systems

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