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Public NTP Servers vs. GPS NTP Servers

Public NTP Servers vs. GPS NTP Servers

Time is a metric that people use at all levels of society to coordinate and keep track of their activities. Therefore, it’s crucial for businesses, government facilities, schools, and other establishments to have accurate time displays. You can synchronize your building’s clocks and devices by connecting them to an NTP server. The question remains, though,…

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The Differences Between NTP and PTP

The Differences Between NTP and PTP

Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) are two standards for synchronizing clocks by linking them with computer networks. While people often take accurate time for granted when interacting with devices, these protocols are pivotal for all kinds of facilities. Precise and connected time displays on clocks and computers help staff in industrial…

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Applications of NTP PoE and Wi-Fi Network Displays

Applications of NTP PoE and Wi-Fi Network Displays

Time is such a pivotal element in society and the lives of individuals. Through it, we determine exactly when and even how we will perform daily tasks and actions. Due to its importance, you need devices that keep track of time accurately. Network-linked displays reference the internet for precise timekeeping, and they are useful in…

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The History of Coordinated Universal Time

The History of Coordinated Universal Time

Network time protocol (NTP) clocks synchronize themselves with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) information from accurate time servers. How did people arrive at a universal time system in the first place, though? Read about the history of Coordinated Universal Time to find out. Establishment of Universal Time In 1884, 26 countries from around the world converged…

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The Benefits of Wi-Fi Enabled Time Clocks

The Benefits of Wi-Fi Enabled Time Clocks

Normal clocks can be inaccurate and complicated to set up. Wi-Fi enabled time clocks can solve these issues with the benefits they provide. Read ahead for more. People may use traditional analog clocks and basic digital display clocks in their workplaces to keep track of time. While these were the best options in the past,…

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Learn How To Fix NTP Offset Failure

Learn How To Fix NTP Offset Failure

NTP servers are able to harmonize their times with the references (usually GPS satellites) that they are connected to, but they can still end up out of sync in certain situations. An NTP offset failure is an example of this and occurs when the server’s time passes a certain difference threshold in relation to the…

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What Is a PoE Clock, and What Can It Do for You?

What Is a PoE Clock, and What Can It Do for You?

Clocks are integral in most buildings, whether they’re places of business, education, or public services. Sometimes, though, you may only have a few clocks in your facility because of technical complications. Power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks can simplify matters for you so that every area in your building can have a precise synchronized time display.…

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Considerations for GPS Antenna Installation

Considerations for GPS Antenna Installation

If you want to unify the network devices in your building, Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a reliable way to do so. With it, you can gain assurance that all your clocks will not only be synchronized but will also be precisely accurate in relation to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which people use all over…

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How To Synchronize an NTP Clock

How To Synchronize an NTP Clock

NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a system that harmonizes the time that multiple clocks and other connected devices keep track of and display. Devices that use NTP communicate either over the Internet or through a local area network (LAN) in order to match one another. As a whole, the network bases its time on…

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The Importance of Time Synchronization on Computer Networks

The Importance of Time Synchronization on Computer Networks

Time is the unit of measure around which businesses, organizations, and individuals across the globe organize ventures, projects, and activities. For a group of people to work together effectively, the time that they reference in their daily routines should not differ. Moreover, the technological devices in the workplace should also all be accurate so that…

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