The first decision on finding the right display for your setting is to determine the type of network you will want to use. Both our PoE and WiFi displays use Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) to make installation and set up as simple as possible. So read on to see if you have what you need for each option network configuration.
The PoE displays require a connection to a PoE (Power over Ethernet) enabled LAN (Local Area Network) through a Cat5 Ethernet cable. The power for these clocks is managed through the LAN with either a PoE switch, or a PoE injector. Ask your IT specialist if your have a powered LAN, as there is no other way to provide power to these units. If you do not have a PoE enabled LAN, then you can purchase a PoE injector from TimeMachines as an accessory.
Setup for the PoE displays is quick and simple - just plug in an Ethernet cable and ensure it’s connected to an active network. Once it is synced, it will display the same time as your network time source and all of your other TimeMachines displays. It really is that easy!
The WiFi displays have two options for sourcing synchronized time. Powered by a 12VDC power supply (included), you can use the built in WiFi connectivity with the included magnetic mount antenna, or you can connect the clock to the IP network with a Cat5 Ethernet cable. To utilize the WiFi capabilities, the wireless LAN signal much be able to reach the device. These WiFi devices work only on a 2.4GHz frequency band and support WEP, WPA, or WPA2 w/ pre-shared keys. (NOTE: WPA2 Enterprise is NOT supported.) Due to the variation in WiFi systems and coverage, TimeMachines recommends location and compatibility testing prior to a bulk purchase.
What is included with my purchase of a TimeMachines display?
A Quick Startup Guide is included with both PoE and WiFi displays, as well as screws and anchors for mounting the displays to a wall. All WiFi displays also come with a 12V power supply and a WiFi antenna, which are required for function. A full product manual is available for print or download from our website for both PoE and WiFi displays. All displays have a standard 1 year manufacturing warranty. See our Terms and Conditions for specific information.
TM-Manager and the TM-Timer Smartphone application are both compatible with either the PoE or WiFi displays. These provide you additional timing capabilities for your displays. TM-Manager is free for download from our website. TM-Timer is free for download from the AppStore for iOS or from GooglePlay for Android.
Is there anything else I need for my TimeMachines display?
PoE: If your LAN is PoE-enabled, there is nothing further you need to purchase. If not, you will need a PoE injector or a PoE switch to supply power to the clock through the Ethernet cable.
WiFi: You will need access to an outlet for power (12V power supply is included) and sufficient WiFi network coverage at the location of your clock (WiFi antenna is included). For initial setup, you will need access to your LAN with a standard Ethernet cable.
Your personal preference and the mounting location of your display will help determine the size that you require. Our 2-1/2 inch displays are typically recommended for viewing distances of less than 100 feet. If you have a larger area, or want a more prominent display, then the 4 inch display may better meet your needs. Please note that the options noted are referring to the height of the digits, NOT overall display size. See the table below for complete product dimensions.
TimeMachines Display Product Dimensions
|Digit Size||DISPLAY FORMAT||Width||Height||Depth|
|2-1/2 Inch Digits||PoE or WiFi||HH:MM (4 Digits)||14-1/8 inches||4-1/8 inches||2-3/8 inches|
|HH:MM:SS (6 digits)||14-1/8 inches||4-1/8 inches||2-3/8 inches|
|4 Inch Digits||PoE or WiFi||HH:MM (4 Digits)||17-1/2 inches||6-1/4 inches||2-1/2 inches|
|HH:MM:SS (6 digits)||26 inches||6-1/4 inches||2-1/2 inches|
|2-1/2 Inch Dot Matrix (8x48)||PoE ONLY||CUSTOM MESSAGE||16-1/2 inches||3-7/8 inches||2-1/2 inches|
Again, depending on your personal preference and the application for your display, there are three options to choose from regarding the display format.
- 4-Digit Display Format: displays hours and minutes in clock mode
- 6-Digit Display Format: displays hours, minutes, and seconds in clock mode
- Custom Dot Matrix Display can show either 4 or 6 digit time, or any other message that you specify.
Clock Displays: There are four different color options for our clock displays:
Dot Matrix Displays: There are two color options for our custom, dot-matrix displays:
Our brightest option, (due to the LED's as well as how our eyes see different colors), is the new pure green color that we offer, but all four colors that are offered are bright and clear. In selecting a color and determining a mounting location, consider how much direct light will be on your display. Avoiding locations with bright and direct sunlight will help to maximize the visibility of your display.
Now that have a better feel for what the different TimeMachines Display options are, below is a table to help you see ALL possible display options and determine the SKU for each type.
Display Variations and SKUs
|COLOR||2.5" x 4 Digit Format|
|2.5" x 6 Digit Format|
|4" x 4 Digit Format|
|4" x 6 Digit Format
|Dot Matrix Display|
TimeMachines stocks all of our displays, and can usually ship the same day your order is placed. Our shipping cut-off is 2pm CST, so orders received after this time will likely ship the following day. For larger orders (5 units or more) or backordered items, we may need an extra day or two to process the order. If the order fulfillment will be longer than a day or two, we will contact you as quickly as possible to communicate lead time and see how we can best meet your needs.
TimeMachines ships worldwide via UPS, DHL, or FedEx. International shipments are FOB from our location in Lincoln, NE, and all duties and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. If special customs documents are required for your order, please contact our sales department (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information prior to placing your order.
Below is a table of shipping weights and dimensions for each individual product. With orders containing multiple pieces, TimeMachines will do our best to minimize dimensions of the shipment in order to provide the most economical shipping rates.
TimeMachines Display Product Shipping Information
|2.5" Clocks||PoE or WiFi||HH:MM (4 Digits)||15-1/2 inches||7-1/2 inches||3-3/4 inches||4 lbs for PoE or WiFi|
|HH:MM:SS (6 digits)||15-1/2 inches||7-1/2 inches||3-3/4 inches||4 lbs for PoE, 5 lbs for WiFi|
|4" Clocks||PoE or WiFi||HH:MM (4 Digits)||20-1/2 inches||7-1/2 inches||3-3/4 inches||7 lbs for PoE or WiFi|
|HH:MM:SS (6 digits)||29 inches||7-1/2 inches||3-3/4 inches||9 lbs for PoE, 10 lbs for WiFi|
|2.5" Dot Matrix Display||PoE ONLY||CUSTOM MESSAGE||20-1/2 inches||7-1/2 inches||3-3/4 inches||5 lbs|
Country of Origin for ALL Displays: USA
$189.99 – $299.99
2.5 inches, 4 inches
4 Digits, 6 Digits, Custom
Red, Green, White, Blue
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TimeMachines Display Variations
|NETWORK||DIGIT SIZE||DISPLAY FORMAT||COLORS|
|PoE||2.5-inch or 4-inch||HH:MM (4 Digits)||Red, Green, White, Blue|
|PoE||2.5-inch or 4-inch||HH:MM:SS (6 Digits)||Red, Green, White, Blue|
|PoE||2.5-inch||Custom (Dot Matrix Message)||Red, Green|
|WiFi||2.5-inch or 4-inch||HH:MM (4 Digits)||Red, Green, White, Blue|
|WiFi||2.5-inch or 4-inch||HH:MM:SS (6 Digits)||Red, Green, White, Blue|