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Why Your Business Should be Using NTP Clocks

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Did you know? The smallest unit of time measurement in use is called “Planck time.” It’s the amount of time needed for a light beam to travel Planck’s length: roughly 3.3 x 10 to the -44 power of one second. If you’ve done a little research on NTP clocks and time servers, you may be…

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Network Clock Systems: Which Is Best for Your Facility?

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Did you know? According to data company Inrix, the typical American commuter wastes 42 hours in traffic every year, at a cost of $1,400 worth of gas. Most people waste a lot of time every day without even realizing it. If you’re in the market for a new network clock or clock system for your…

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The Difference Between a PoE and WiFi Clock Display

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Network time synchronization is a crucial part of any business’s efficiency planning. This is accomplished through a network time server, also known as a clock server. These servers will retrieve the actual time, usually through a GPS clock, and distribute that information across a network of computers and devices. If a network’s devices are not…

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GPS Clock Systems: Their Functions and Benefits

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Humans have been keeping track of time for between 5,000 and 6,000 years. While the first mechanical clocks were invented in Europe in the 14th century, the ancient Egyptians were the first to keep time using primitive sundials called obelisks. Since those humble beginnings we have gone from tracking subtle progressions of the sun to…

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Top 5 Benefits of PoE Synchronized Clocks

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Internet connected clocks aren’t new to facility management, but the number of products utilizing Ethernet is increasing. In particular, a very common yet unexpected fixture using Ethernet connectivity is the humble wall clock. PoE clocks (Power over Ethernet) are synchronized clocks that keep accurate time by connecting to the internet via Ethernet. Not only do…

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Network Time Protocol: Here Is What You Need to Know

The economy loses an average of $7.4 billion per day (or 50 million hours) due to improperly filled out timesheets. This means that almost every company or business that relies on timesheets can be easily impacted financially. For companies to realize their targets, it essential that time is used effectively. As such, network time should…

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Is PTP or NTP Right for Your Business?

Across businesses of all kinds, there are time-sensitive processes taking place. From shipping an item out at the right time to accurately tracking the hours employees have worked, having accurate and synchronized clock systems can make work easier. Considering time is relative and can be measured in a variety of ways (down to the smallest…

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3 Applications of PTP Time Servers

Everything operates within time. Chemical reactions require time to complete. Signals require time to transmit. Objects require time to move or change state. However, the time scales for these processes can vary widely. Some chemical reactions, like combustion, take milliseconds, while others can take years. Digitization has allowed unprecedented precision in measuring and controlling these…

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How Synchronized Clock Systems Work

People have been keeping time for over 5,000 years, with the earliest “clocks” being primitive sundials built by ancient Egyptians. Today, time-keeping is far more advanced. One way modern companies maintain correct time throughout a facility is with synchronized clocks. Wikipedia defines clock synchronization as “a topic on computer science and engineering that aims to…

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What Is a GPS Clock System?

The Global Positioning System isn’t just handy for helping people get where they need to go. It’s also used to help businesses keep extraordinarily accurate time. How do GPS clock systems work> The GPS clock system is based on atomic clock technology. Each of the 31 working satellites in the GPS network has a highly-accurate…

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