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Tips on choosing the best time server product for my business.
The synchronization of time is crucial when your goal is to have near exact time on a network of precise machines. This is where network time protocol (NTP) comes into play. Businesses needs relating to time servers vary based on multiple aspects of their business, such as size, what they're using it for, how important is time in their specific scenario, among many other reasons. The two TimeMachines time server products are about as compact as they get, coming in at a whopping 4.75" x 4 x 1.125". These products make it easy to place into a single or double rack card cage, for better technology organization. With our TM1000A product, when it's on the local network, (S)NTP time packets are used so you don't have to go to the internet for a Stratum 1 time sync. It will use a GPS antenna that maintains current time, conveniently broadcasted by USA GPS satellites. Same goes for our newest model, the TM2000A, which adds an OCXO reference clock, in order to serve time if for some reason GPS lock is lost. Both time servers are great, it really just depends on how important your time is and if you would require the added OCXO, for potential periods of time lost.
StrikeFirst, by TimeMachines enhances Taekwondo Competitions!
We're proud to announce that the StrikeFirst Scorekeeper received great reviews and accomplished the goal this year at ATA Worlds. Whether you're familiar with Taekwondo or not, we'll just say that the ATA Worlds competition held every year in Little Rock, Arkansas brings a large amount of competitors and spectators to the city, showcasing and watching some of the best Taekwondo matches around. Because each second counts in this sport, it's crucial to be on point with scoring and time remaining in each Tkd (Taekwondo) match. This is where strikeFirst comes into play. No need for old school flipper cards. Let's be honest, was anyone using a cord phone for communication purposes during the tourney? → Highly doubtful. As most of us know, technology brings a lot of fun to life, but in this case, StrikeFirst also brings timing and scoring accuracy to the sport of Taekwondo. Thanks to the ATA and the city of Little Rock for putting on a great event, and one that brought the best competitors and technology together in one place. Follow the link below to learn more about the StrikeFirst product and how you can easily purchase or rent.
To get firmware upgrades, subscribe today!
Multiple products we offer have upgrades every so often, therefore, be sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter (Time-In) located at the bottom of the page, in order to receive those important updates in your email. You can also check on the DOWNLOADS page of this site.
Firmware available for PoE Clocks.
Without further ado, we now offer a free firmware upgrade that allows newer models of our PoE clocks to have a count-up and count-down timer. This is easily done via the web interface. If you're having trouble, please call our tech support team so we can get your clock counting up or down!
We're giving away an NTP Time Server at the upcoming IWCE show.
If you happen to be at the IWCE show next week in Las Vegas Nevada, please feel free to stop by the Mindshare booth and enter for your chance to WIN a free TM1000A (ntp time server). We look forward to seeing everyone there as well as showcasing our Mindshare brand of products (radio dispatch solutions and products).
Count Up / Count Down Timer for PoE Clocks, Now Available!
Our popular PoE digital clocks now have a count up/count down feature. The feature is web based and is easy to use/edit for whatever your count up/down needs may be. Great for meetings or conferences, when time is crucial. Note: If you already have a PoE clock, make sure it has a "B" in the serial number, as those are the versions that the count up/down timer is able to be utilized.
Tips/info for your WiFi Clock Setup.
By default the network parameters are setup up using DHCP. In order to set static values, uncheck the DHCP check box and enter new values in the address fields. If the values aren't changed the current addresses will be kept. The TMPC must be restarted for these changes to take affect. Addresses in the Network section must be entered in Ipv4, dotted quad, format. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported for static and DHCP setup. Set the parameters to match your network setup.The clock generates a link local IPv6 address and will autoconfigure an IP address based on the router's subnet so no information needs to be supplied, however if the user has a specific IP address the clock should use, it can be entered into the IPv6 input box.
time.timemachinescorp.com now accessible via the internet for NTP purposes.
We have made one of our TM1000A time servers accessible from the internet. Point your client, or one of our clocks at time.timemachinescorp.com to get the time. Works just like an entry in the pool.ntp.org. Great opportunity to try it out. Only the NTP port is open, sorry you won't be able to see the web setup interface.
New rack mounts for time servers have arrived!
Organization is crucial in the tech world... with that said, if you're looking at organizing your time servers look no further than the brand new TimeMachines rack mounts, specifically made for our TM1000A and TM2000A gps time servers. Using only a few screws, we made it simple to attach to your existing rack. These are conveniently available in both single and double mounts. Learn more about this popular tech accessory using the link below.
TimeMachines will be at the world famous CES tech show in Las Vegas this week!
Swing by the TM booth (36733) to see and learn more about our line of great technology products, including both versions of our gps time servers, as well as multiple sized and colored wifi and ethernet digital clocks. We "might or might not" have our latest StrikeFirst ( www.gostrikefirst.com ) product on hand as well. ⚆ _ ⚆
See ya soon!
How many devices can the NTP server (TM1000A) or the NTP+PTP server (TM2000A) server?
TM1000A is capable of serving 350+ synchronizations per second. That provides support for over 300,000+ devices updating every 15 minutes on the network. TM2000A is capable of serving 750+ synchronizations per second. That provides support for over 600,000+ devices updating every 15 minutes on the network.
StrikeFirst Taekwondo Scorekeeper and Timer in KC this weekend!
We're excited to head to Kansas City, MO this weekend, with the StrikeFirst timer/scorekeeper for the Class "A" ATA Dragon Super Regional Championships. Hosted by 8th Degree Black Belt, Chief Master Westbrook. The StrikeFirst has shown to be a great product for all competitors, making it easy to see how much time is left, allowing them to make their move at the right time, which can ultimately determine a win or a loss. Learn more at www.ataworld.com
Where is the manufacturing of your time servers and wifi clocks located?
We consider our company as a turnkey solution to technology needs. We're fortunate to have our own manufacturing facility connected with our main office. The communication process is a seamless interaction between engineering, purchasing and manufacturing (all facets of our business). We take great pride in this asset of the company, and look forward to working with you and many more customers, with a seamless transition of your product or manufacturing needs.
Do your WiFi clocks update to daylight savings time?
Fortunately, yes our wifi clocks are set to update to correct daylights savings time without you having to do any programming, etc. This saves you time and money when it comes to your technology updates.
3 signs you’re wasting your time deciding on wifi clock and gps time server options.
Your time is valuable, and having the knowledge of what ntp or ptp time server to purchase can be crucial, when you need the product right away. doing your research is a good thing, but here's a few reasons why TimeMachines is more than likely the answer to your technology needs. 1) We manufacture our products in house, 2) Our sales team answers your calls right away, so we can get you your answers promptly, and 3) We have the ability to keep costs down by assemblying the wifi clocks and time servers right in our Lincoln, Nebraska USA headquarters. With that said, we look forward to working with you on your up-coming purchasing decisions, and have 100% confidence in our products to allow your company to meet it's overall needs and goals.
Is there a way to use ethernet as a power source for my digital clocks?
Fortunately, yes there is. We offer what is known as a "PoE Injector" that simply connects from the ethernet cord to the clock, which means you don't have to add an outlet or another cable in order to add power to your device.