Virtually every enterprise benefits from synchronized time displays – clocks displaying the correct time that is traceable to official time. Truly synchronized operations.
Accurate time is an integral part of a facility’s communication system in many industries and applications. Synchronize visual time as well as all other critical timing systems including computer network operations. Two types of display clocks are available. Both utilize NetClock and SecureSync network time servers as the system’s master clock.
- IP clocks synchronize directly via network time protocol (NTP) over Ethernet. Clocks are powered by power-over-ethernet. A Ethernet power injector can be used to convert 110/220VAC mains power.
- Wireless clocks are synchronized through a network-based 900 MHz transmitter (unlicensed in North America, but prohibited for public use in Europe, check with local authorities for licensing requirements in other areas). Every clock is also a wireless repeater for an extremely reliable wireless mesh network.
IP/PoE Clock Details
Spectracom offers these network-based IP synchronized clocks from Sapling. For ease of installation and management, the display clocks meet the needs of the network-centric evolution of facility infrastructure. It leverages the wired network infrastructure of a facility to allow for reliable clock synchronization over an existing LAN/WAN.
Each analog or digital clock acquires an IP address via DHCP, or is configured for a static address. A web browser interface allows easy configuration of time zone, DST/summer time adjustment, and display (digital clocks only). Each clock is configured to receive time from up to 10 network Time savers such as Spectracom’s SecureSync® or NetClock® GPS network time server, supporting redundancy.
Global monitoring software allows management of all clocks on the network. View the communication status, IP addresses, and elapsed run-time duration for each clock. You can even edit a specific clock’s settings or apply settings to the entire clock system through one location.
The clocks are powered over Ethernet per the IEEE802.3af specification. If the 48 VDC is not available through the network, then a PoE power injector is available to supply power from 110/220 VAC.
900 MHz Wireless Clock Details
Spectracom offers a 900 MHz wireless clock system from Sapling for organizations with time-sensitive operations that require simple sync clock installation.
The system is compatible with Spectracom GPS network time servers as a master clock for traceability to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Time from the master is broadcast by a wireless transmitter to synchronize displays.