Nowadays, IP infrastructure can be found just about anywhere. While older buildings may still carry on without such new and pioneering technology, new construction is constantly implementing IP infrastructure throughout the design of a new building project. There are several advantages to installing IP throughout a structure. In a world where almost nothing can be done without technologically advanced devices and a connection the internet, IP allows buildings to have a network of devices that all function together soundly whether they are all running at the same time, using the internet, or relying on each other to function. The beauty of this technology has even brought advances in time telling equipment and has paved the way for the development of the Sapling IP clock system.
IP Clock systems are synchronized time systems that utilize IP infrastructure installed within a building in order to function. Sapling IP clocks have several key features that stand them apart from other types of clock systems.
1. Individual IP addresses
Each IP clock is assigned its very own IP address on the network. Each address is used as a reference for the network to communicate with the IP clock.
2. Built-In Web Interface
Built right into all IP clocks is a web interface. The web interface for a clock can be accessed by computer by inputting the IP address using a web browser. Once in, the user can set various settings such as Daylight Saving changes, time zones, NTP servers and, for digital IP clocks, display brightness and 12 or 24 hour modes.
3. Energy Efficiency
Because displays can be dimmed or shut off at scheduled times, IP clocks are an eco-friendly solution for advanced timekeeping systems.
4. Email Alerts
Anytime power failures, time changes, synchronization issues, display problems or mechanical failures occur within an IP clock, a notification is sent out via email to the specified recipient.
5. Server Synchronization Redundancy
Each IP clock can store up to 10 NTP servers to use for time synchronization, guaranteeing a different server can be used in the event that another fails to communicate.
6. IP TalkBack™ Monitor Software
Once installed on a single computer, the entire IP clock system can be supervised and system-wide changes can be made simply.
Thanks to IP technology, synchronized clock systems have leaped forward yet another step in the right direction. Sapling’s IP clocks utilize the benefits of IP infrastructure and secure dependable features that make having accurate time and an easily managed clock system a piece of cake.