The human brain is responsible for everything that we do. It is responsible for the decisions we make, our reasoning behind that decision, and then physically carrying out that decision. The human brain may possess the same general structure as other mammals, but is much larger relative to body size. The brain has control over your information gathering, decision making, and many more fundamental activities. Just like the brain in a human system, the master clock acts as the brain in a Sapling Synchronized Clock System.
In every Sapling system, there is a master clock controlling the secondary clocks within that system. Whether it is wired, wireless, TalkBack, or IP, the master clock is the brains of the organization. Leading the operations, the master clock will first receive the accurate time from an NTP server. It then sends out the signal to the secondary clocks within the system, ensuring every clock is updated with the new time. The secondary clocks will then receive the signal and display the time, or depending on the system, repeat the signal to other secondary clocks.
The Sapling Company’s Master Clocks have many features that make it the most advanced centerpiece within a synchronized clock system.
- (S)NTP input
- Available in a rack or wall mount
- Can interface with other clock systems
- Built-in web interface that allows you to program the secondary clock from any Internet connection
- Available with 4 or 8 zones for controlling systems like HVAC that may need to be timed
These are just a few of the features that accompany a master clock. Sapling’s 3000 or 6000 Master Clock or the NTP 8000 also has the ability to start a countdown, which allows the digital secondary clocks to countdown in between classes or breaks. The master clock also has the ability to update automatically for Daylight Saving Time.
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