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Proper accessory connections for GPS Time Servers.
Your time server will be connected with a Type N to SMA cable, which is then connected to a Lightning Arrestor, which is connected to a Type N to Type N Cable, which if need be, can be connected to an outdoor antenna. If you choose to have your time server mounted, simply use a GPS Antenna Collar Mount (or) the Antenna Mast Mount. we also offer COAX Seal from threading the joints on those connections.
Warranty discounts now available.
Some of you may already know that we offer 2 and 3 year warranties on our ntp time servers and wifi clocks, however, did you know that when you purchase 5 or more of those items, you'll not only receive 5% off of your total order, but you'll also receive 5% off of your warranty cost and more discount from nizagara-online.net too. It's simply one of our added advantages we offer to our customers as a way of saying thanks.
Do your digital time clocks provide power over wifi?
Yes, we offer multiple styles of digital time clocks, including 4 and 6 digits and red, green or white digit colors to choose from. These days, most tech products seem to have wifi integration capabilities, and we integrated our wifi clocks as well, and they've been a big hit for those wanting to place their clock at different areas in a room/building, for organizational purposes. It's a great convenience factor product, and one that we don't see slowing down in the future.
Do you offer discounts on your time servers and precision digital clocks?
Yes, we offer a 5% discount when you purchase 5 or more, and 10% discount on 10 or more products (excluding accessories). Because our prices are very competitive already, and generally the lowest in this market, we currently cannot offer coupons or discounts for single items.
TM Clocks now with a white digit option!
We've been in the red and green digit business for a while as some of you know, but we've recently added white as an option for the 2.5" clocks. White digits work well for a clean look and feel, as well as being easy on the eyes. Give 'em a try, send us a photo of it in action, and let us know your thoughts as far as all the clock color options available.
CES Technology Convention in Las Vegas.
Join TimeMachines in Las Vegas, Nevada - January 5-8, 2017, for the annual CES technology convention, put on by the Consumer Technology Association, showcasing the latest new tech gadgets and trending technology products to hit the market soon. The hot new technology is VR (virtual reality), among other cool products such as 3D printing and mobile accessories. Swing by and say hi to the TM team at booth # 36733, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll have demos of our products along with our newest StrikeFirst product in production and ready for purchase this fall. StrikeFirst keeps score and time for sports related competitions, such as taekwondo, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and so forth.
TM now offers Extended Warranties.
All of our products (excluding accessories) have an optional 2 and 3 year extended warranty that can be conveniently purchased online. They're available in the contiguous 48 states. Coverage starts the same day your device ships. Extended warranty will be delivered via email. Expedited repair and replacement. Includes electrical and mechanical breakdown coverage. No shipping fee on replacement product.
The importance of wifi and ethernet digital clocks in hospitals.
The importance of time-keeping in industries such as healthcare and hospitals is crucial. Managing time with patients and their needs is a huge responsibilty for both doctors and nurses. In order for hospitals to function in a productive manner, a reputable time keeping system is much needed. A wifi or internet enabled clock system is a great resource that is really a must have in order for patients to have a successful recovery, which can be based on the timing protocol of medicines administered to patients, along with other scenarios too. Time-keeping technologies from TimeMachines, including our gps time servers and wifi enabled clock systems offer a great way for doctors and nurses to keep vital records and tracking, along with code blue situations as well.
Where can I find a list of time servers to use?
There are currently 20 IP addresses to choose from, via NIST (Internet Time Servers), to use when connecting your network clock to a stratum 1 time source. Also, make sure that your software does not query an internet time server more than once every 4 seconds, otherwise your service could be refused by NIST.
Quick Set-up Guide for PTP Time Server.
1. Remove contents from packaging.
* Black Time Server Case * GPS Antenna * Power Cord * Four Rubber Feet
2. Connect the GPS antenna to the back side of the Time Server via the gold SMA connector.
Connect the Power Plug into the back of the Time Server then into any standard electrical outlet.
Connect the Network Cable into the port of the desired Network for the Time Server.
1. Green LED labeled “POW” indicates power.
2. Yellow LED labeled “LOCK” indicates GPS Satellite acquisition.
3. Yellow LED labeled “SEC” indicates every second the Time Server receives an update from the GPS Satellite.
3. Point your web browser to the default IP address of the time server (192.168.1.20) in order to access the configuration web page.
4. Enter the default username as “admin” and password as “tmachine” when prompted and proceed to change the time server parameters as desired.
5. Resetting to Factory Defaults.
To do this, insert a paperclip or ball point pen end through the hole in the front of the unit until you feel the button depress. Hold this button down for a 3 seconds and release the button. It should now be set to the factory default PASSWORD and IP ADDRESS information.
StrikeFirst | A New Competition Countdown Scorekeeper!
Coming soon to the line up of TimeMachines products, comes StrikeFirst, our electronic scorekeeper for sports competitions including such sports as Taekwondo, Wrestling, Volleyball, and many more. The product has a planned launch date for the month of September 2016. PURCHASE (or) RENT are the options available, with all sales going through this website. We look forward to this exciting new product and feel it's a much needed electronics item in the competitive sports business.
Read more about StrikeFirst by using the link under the PRODUCTS tab.
What is holdover time and what can it do for me?
Holdover time is when a GPS clock loses its satellite lock and uses an internal clock source in order to continue serving time. The TM1000A has no holdover capability and is dependent on the GPS satellite lock to be present 100% of the time in order to serve time. The TM2000A does have a high precision internal Oven Controlled Oscillator (OCXO) that supports a 20 parts per billion (ppb) accuracy. Holdover time begins when GPS satellite lock is lost, and holdover stops when GPS lock is regained. This can be very useful in locations where the GPS lock may be intermittent throughout the day because of obstacles that prevent the GPS from maintaining constant lock.
An accurate and stable oscillator is key here, the better it is, the longer the time period the server can run without GPS. There are higher precision time sources available such as rubidium, but the OCXO makes a nice trade off in accuracy versus cost.
What's the difference between NTP and PTP Time Servers?
Both NTP and PTP synchronization have the ability to update networked device's internal time clocks, however the accuracy that can be achieved is very different. NTP responds to queries for time and is accurate within a few milliseconds depending on the network it is being used on. PTP is a more sophisticated protocol that can achieve accuracy in the sub 1 micro-second range by essentially creating a connection between a client and the server and frequently updating the time. PTP has an algorithm allowing more than one server to broadcast time on same network and maintain a hierarchy of servers. NTP has no built in backup plan for a time server failure other than multiple servers on the network that the clients know how to access. TimeMachines sell two time servers. The TM1000A is our NTP time server, and the TM2000A is our combination NTP+PTP time server.6/2/2016
Write a product review, get a t-shirt!
Ok, fashion may not be our strong point, but who doesn't love t-shirt give-aways? To qulify for yours, simply order 1 or more TM products, write a review on that product page, and let us know when it's complete. We'll then need your name, address and t-shirt size in order to get your brand new TM shirt to you.5/25/2016
New website for TM time servers, wifi clocks and accessories!
The brand new TimeMachines website has been launched. With a fresh, cleaned up look and feel, we're pretty sure you'll find the necessary products you came for.
Don't forget to sign up for our e-newsletter (Time-In), for the latest and greatest updates and info. regarding our time servers and gps clocks.
Thanks for stopping by - let us know your thoughts on the new website!