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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

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 Terminology for Wired and Wireless Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 10, 2017 3:05:10 PM

At a quick glance, you may not notice the characteristics of the clock in your classroom, office, or facility. Would you be able to tell if the clock next to your desk is a wired or wireless system? You probably have no idea and quite honestly why would you if that clock is doing a great job with keeping accurate time. The terminology isn’t something you pay attention to, but that’s what we’re here for. In this video, we explain the terminology you should know for wired and wireless clocks, making your decision to purchase a system or repair a system that much better informed.

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Topics: Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems

Choosing Between Network and System Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Apr 12, 2017 9:33:02 AM

When looking at buying a new clock system, it is important to understand the difference between network clocks and system clocks. Deciding between the two will depend on how you plan to use your clock and how your building is wired and constructed. Here is an explanation of what each one does, and a few tips to consider when choosing between network and system clocks.

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Topics: Wired Clock Systems, Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

Top 4 Reasons to Consider a Wi-Fi Clock System [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Mar 30, 2017 1:28:52 PM

Less stress and more productivity are just a couple of the benefits of having excellent time management skills. However, the key to managing your time well is by having a reliable time-piece to keep you on track. Many schools and businesses are now turning to Wi-Fi clocks because of their reliable timekeeping abilities, as well as the additional benefits they offer facilities. In this video, our Director of Engineering Tim Leung explains the reasons they may be a good fit for you.

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Topics: Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

Top Three Things to Consider When Purchasing Wi-Fi Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Feb 22, 2017 9:54:38 AM

Everyday more and more of our frequently-used devices are becoming wireless — TV’s, speakers, thermostats, door locks, etc. Even our clocks are switching to a wireless system that is quickly becoming the standard among schools and businesses. So here are 3 things to consider when making the transition to a Wi-Fi clock system.

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Topics: Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

How Do I Replace My Synchronized Clock Motor? [VIDEO]

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Dec 21, 2016 9:01:50 AM

To get your clocks ticking again, refer to this step-by-step video on how to replace a synchronized clock motor and achieve accurate time.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, Videos

What is a Hybrid Clock System? [VIDEO]

Posted by Tom Nelson on Nov 30, 2016 9:12:56 AM

Have you ever heard the term hybrid clock system and wondered what that is? A hybrid clock system incorporates the best of both a wired and a wireless clock system. It allows you to run your wired system in conjunction with a wireless system so you get the best of both worlds. 

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Topics: Videos, Hybrid Clock Systems

Clock Repair Tips: Understanding Your Clock Type [VIDEO]

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Nov 9, 2016 11:22:48 AM

Just because your clock breaks, doesn’t necessarily mean you need to run out and buy a new one. There are plenty of repair parts available for almost every kind of clock. American Time stocks parts for clocks manufactured as far back as the 1940’s. But the first step to clock repair is understanding the type of clock you have. There are many different clocks available, all with different features and options. So how do you know what type of clock you have? American Time’s Scott DeSmith gives you an overview to help simplify the repair process:

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, Videos

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