IP Clocks—Making International Travel That Much Easier

Just a few months ago, my trip abroad was, unfortunately, coming to an end. After just three and a half months of visiting in Rome, Italy and traveling throughout Europe, I had been on 18 planes, to 16 cities within eight different countries, and slept on a countless number of hotel beds. It was without a doubt the single most rewarding and best time of my life. And, as you can imagine, I went through more airports and train stations then most people probably do for most of, if not their entire, life. The different setups of each station and methods of service in each location varied greatly. Some have better security, some have worse. Some are more efficient while others not so much. Some had accurate clocks but some had ones that didn’t work at all. And as someone who works for Sapling, a synchronized clock company, I can’t help but think what some of these facilities were missing out on without the use of an IP clock system.

Of all the train stations and airports I passed through, none of them had Sapling’s IP Clocks. If they had, I would have never noticed an inaccurate clock. The IP clock, which connects to the network of a building through an Ethernet connection, constantly synchronizes with an NTP server to avoid drifting from the correct time altogether. Transportation facilities can rest assured that travelers won’t ever find an IP clock with the wrong time when using Sapling’s IP system.

Another thing a lot of those airports and train stations were missing was IP zone clocks. If the transportation centers I went through had had an IP clock for each time zone its travelers were coming and going from, a lot more people would be satisfied with the environment and less confused about their arrival and departure times. With Sapling’s system, each IP clock can be individually programmed to display whatever time zone offset is desired. This means that, despite all the madness that comes with traveling, passengers can at least rely on the accuracy of time displays. No confusion will remain regarding connection times and arrival times as flights and trains go from time zone to time zone.

Transportation companies can even benefit from the Sapling Web Interface that each individual IP clock comes with. Each clock, for instance, has its very own IP address as a reference over the network. Using their IP addresses, paired with Saplings IP Monitor Software, users can pull up any desired IP clock to adjust its settings without physically going to the clock’s location in order to do so. Just install the software on a computer of your choice and you’re on your way. This makes setting the time zone offset, international Daylight Saving Time, and other various settings a cinch for facility managers.

Overall, there were a lot of transportation depots out there that could have benefited tremendously from Sapling’s IP Clocks and their advanced features. For any facility, whether abroad or locally, Sapling offers a state-of-the-art IP clock system that will be perfect for transportation organizations that want to provide their customers with exceptional reliability in such a time sensitive business. When efficiency is everything, Sapling IP clocks are a viable solution to the time services that travelers expect out of the transportation industry.