The Benefits of Using 2-Wire Digital Master Clock System

The Benefits of Using 2-Wire Digital Master Clock SystemIf you are considering a wired clock system for your facility, the 2-wired Digital Master Clock System option with Sapling may be the best option for you. Take a look at the unique advantages of this system below. In addition to the written description, check out our video at the bottom to see a visual depiction of how the 2-Wire Digital Clock System works.

Power/Data on the Same Line

Most wired clock systems require three or four wires. With Sapling’s 2-Wire Digital Communication System, the converter box supplies the power and amplifies the data, so that power and data are integrated on the same line. Fewer wires mean a cleaner, less cumbersome and more efficient system.

Instant Correction

As with all of Sapling’s clock systems, our goal is to provide synchronized, accurate time to keep your education, healthcare or business facility operating at its best. The 2-Wire Digital Communication System provides time updates to all of the clocks as often as once per second. With such frequent corrections, your clocks are guaranteed to show the accurate time, all the time. Another auto correction feature is the 5 minute synchronization after a power outage. If power is lost, you won’t have to worry about resetting the clocks or waiting a few hours for them to be re-synchronized. Within five minutes of getting power back, the master clock will send a signal to reset all of the clocks to the accurate time. Even if a power outage causes some temporary chaos in other areas, clock malfunctions or time inaccuracies will not be issues to add to the mix. Sapling takes care of that part for you.

Effortless Installation

The installation of the 2-Wired System is simple and straightforward for a few reasons. First, the low voltage requirement means that you do not need a certified electrician to install the system in most countries. Having two wires going from the master clock to each individual clock instead of four also makes setup quicker and easier. Even if a mistake is made with the two wires, our cutting-edge reverse polarity detection technology will recognize the error and autocorrect it. What could be easier than that?

Hopefully, the only thing easier is making the decision to install Sapling’s 2-Wire Digital Master Clock System for its advanced technological capabilities, ease, accuracy and the superior quality and service that you can expect from Sapling.

The Benefits of Using 2-Wire Digital Master Clock System

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Sapling’s Master Clock – Leader of the Pack – Part 2

Sapling’s Master Clock – Leader of the Pack – Part 2In continuing with our post explaining how Sapling’s master clocks can receive time, the second option a user has to receive time is through a GPS Receiver.

Receiving time from a GPS satellite is not only extremely accurate, it is also very secure. With the GPS Receiver, the facility does not have to go outside the facility’s established firewall and use a time source via the Internet.

A GPS receiver is built-in to the master clock and sends out the master clock’s exact location to satellites around the world. From the satellite, the master clock receives the accurate UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), then corrects to the local time based on the user’s location.

The GPS Receiver option can be used in conjunction with the NTP Server option, which you can learn about here. A user has the ability to choose which option will be the main time source and which will be the backup time source. By utilizing both options, a user will have redundancy within their system, ensuring accuracy. Receiving time via GPS is optional with a Sapling’s master clock.

Stay tuned next week for the third way Sapling’s master clocks can receive time! If you are interested in learning more about our master clocks in the meantime, visit our website for more info or check out our YouTube video explaining our master clocks more in depth.

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Unique Features of Sapling’s IP Clock System

Unique Features of Sapling’s IP Clock System

Sapling’s IP Clock System is unlike your typical clock system. This synchronized clock system is powered by (PoE) or Power-over-Ethernet, receiving power and data through a CAT5 cable, there is no need for an additional outlet. This system allows for easy set up and operation for any user and has a number of unique features that make it stand out among the rest.

One such feature is that each clock has its own built-in web interface. The web interface allows a user to adjust many different settings or enable certain features on the clock. For example, a user can choose to set the time to display in 12 or 24 hour mode (digital clocks only), automatically update for Daylight Saving Time, both domestically and internationally and even give that particular clock a name, for example its location in a facility.

Features such as the brightness option can help companies and organizations become more energy efficient. For example, if you work in a school, it’s not a 24/7 operation. A school’s peak hours are typically between 7 a.m and 5 p.m., that’s a ten hour time frame in which the school building has a constant flow of traffic, with dozens of eye balls gazing at the clocks at one point or another. In those peak hours, the brightness is typically set to the high setting for maximum visibility. After school lets out for the day, the clocks aren’t being viewed as much. To conserve energy and money, Sapling gives a user the ability to adjust the brightness to medium, low or off (digital clocks only) after peak hours. This helps a school or any other type of facility save money over the life of the clock system. A user can also establish a brightness schedule for all the digital clocks within a facility.

Another feature that the IP clock system has is the ability to send email alerts on any changes or disruptions that occur. The email notification is sent right to the operator of the clock system if any power failures, major time changes, NTP/SNTP server synchronization issues, display faults or mechanical failures happen.

Sapling prides itself on being the forefront of technology, and our IP clock system, with its web interface allows custom ability of many settings (Brightness Settings, automatic Daylight Saving Time updates, email alerts, etc.) to help your company propel into the future. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us today!

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Ready, Set, Go! Time Synchronization with Sapling Clocks

Ready, Set, Go! Time Synchronization with Sapling Clocks

For high school students, the short break in between classes is no relaxing matter. They have only a few minutes to get from one classroom to the next. If a student needs to pick up their books for the next class and must stop at their locker, this makes the trip even more challenging. Those few minutes in between classes can get hectic with hundreds of students flooding the hallways sharing the common goal of reaching their next destination on time. Most students are even unaware of how much time they have to reach their next class due to the discrepancy between the times their watch or cell phones display and the time the school clocks display.

A synchronized time keeping system can make the trip between classes more efficient for both teachers and students. If the time displayed on the school’s clocks is extremely accurate, then this time discrepancy will have less of an impact of a high school’s overall schedule. Upon eliminating this time dissimilarity, the amount of students late for class can go down and the overall amount of students who are penalized for nocuous activity can go down as well.

Sapling’s master clock can receive accurate time from any NTP server or GPS satellite. Another feature that Sapling’s master clock comes with is the ability to display a countdown in between classes for the roaming students. While the classes of a high school are switching, the time on the clocks will display a countdown on the display instead of the time. This will let student know exactly how long they have to get from one class to another.

Punctual students make it easier for the teachers of the high school to get through their entire lesson plan. They can start their lessons without being interrupted and they do not have to punish the student(s) for being late. With the assistance of The Sapling Company and the addition of their synchronized clock systems, both teachers and students will have a less hectic day.

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Manufacturing Made Easy with Sapling’s Synchronized Clock Systems

Manufacturing Made Easy with Sapling's Synchronized Clock Systems

The production department in any company typically runs hand in hand with the company’s overall success. If the manufactures cannot produce goods fast enough then the company’s customer satisfaction will plummet if demand is not met in a timely fashion. The speed in which these manufacturers can produce a product relies heavily on their time management skills. If a manufacturer is not efficient in his or her time management then they will simply fall behind schedule. Emerging technologies has provided new growth for the efficiency of manufacturing plants. With the help of a synchronized time keeping system, a manufacturing plant can become more efficient than ever.

A hold up in production is a recurring problem faced by manufacturers today. A bottleneck in the line can backup each subdivision of the plant. This can be detrimental to the quota that must be met for any particular day. In order to help avoid backup during production and missed quotas, a synchronized time keeping system should be installed. These integrated time keeping systems will help ensure that each stage of production is on time, and every part of the operation is moving forward as desired.

The Sapling Company specializes in synchronized clock systems. The synchronization of time and the ability to easily manage the time system can be an enormous benefactor to any manufacturing plant. Even though these production plants are usually in big warehouses, Sapling’s synchronized wireless clock system can be easily installed to accommodate a building of any size or number of floors.

Within a Sapling wireless system, a master clock is first installed into the establishment. After configuring the master clock to your desired settings, it will send the time signal to the clocks in the plant. The clocks each contain a built-in repeater which allows them to receive the signal and then repeat it to neighboring clocks. This feature permits the master clock to be less expensive than our competitors whose clocks need a lot more power to reach all of the clocks within a facility.

Sapling’s wireless clock system can assist a production manager record the time the spent on assembly by employees and an accurate read of when products are going to be shipped. This is essential when management is deciding where and when to allocate their resources. Sapling prides itself on the reliability and innovation of its synchronized clock systems. In regards to questions or any additional information, please visit our website or contact us.

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Timing Behind the Scenes – Hospital Transportation Department

Timing Behind the Scenes – Hospital Transportation Department

Hospital examination rooms, the ER and the various operating rooms are always filled with patients looking to recover from their ailments or diseases, recovering all the way to full health. Hospitals and their employees provide the place and care for these patients to become full operational people. The need to go to several different areas of the hospital facility throughout the day, to get examined or x-rays performed, is necessary in order to heal the ailments. Most of these patients, however, won’t be able to maneuver from certain areas of the hospital to others. They need assistance to get around; this is where the hospital’s transportation department comes into play.

As you know, a hospital’s employees are pivotal to the daily operations of a hospital. Doctors and nurses are involved with performing surgeries, administering medications and prescription drugs, or providing the best overall care to patients that they can. These are obviously large responsibilities, but they couldn’t be done without the help of dozens of other employees behind the scenes. The transportation crew is definitely one of these outstanding resources. These people use wheel chairs, push gurneys or movable beds to pound the tile floor for miles a shift, transporting the patients to where they need to be on time.

Furthermore, their personal interaction with these patients cannot be understated. Many times, providing a comforting hand helps eases the stress and nerves contained by the patient. This will also benefit the doctors and nurses, making their job a little bit easier.

Something that makes every hospital employee’s jobs a bit better is a Sapling synchronized clock system. Providing the most accurate time that’s in sync with every other room in the hospital is quite beneficial: medicine can be administered at the proper time, accurate record keeping can occur and the hospital transportation crew will limit, if not eliminate miscommunication, and always bring the patient to the room they need to be in at the correct time.

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Sapling Introduces New Slim Line Analog Clocks!

Sapling Introduces New Slim Line Analog Clocks!

As a part of our commitment to innovation, Sapling is proud to introduce our new Slim Line Analog Clocks featuring a lower profile, ABS case. The Slim Line Analog Clocks are offered with a black case, a brushed aluminum finish, or a wooden case and are available with all four (IP, Wired, Wireless, and TalkBack) Sapling synchronized clock systems!

Sapling Introduces New Slim Line Analog Clocks!Highlights of the new Slim Line Analog Clocks include:

  • More case options!
  • Solid Wood Case with Cherry Finish
  • Brushed Aluminum Finish
  • New and easier wall mount installation
  • Available in 9″, 12″ and 16″ diameter
  • Black Slim Line Analog Clock and Brushed Aluminum Slim Line Analog Clock can be used with the new Sapling Time Zone Clock
  • Shatterproof polycarbonate crystal with flatter front design
  • Stylish dial and hands options

Sapling’s Slim Line Analog Clocks are expected to be available by the fourth quarter of 2015.

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