The IP Clock Evolution
The clock industry, much like many other industries, has evolved to quite some level in recent years. What was once considered imaginative is now possible, even expected. Take the iPod, for example. When the late, great Steve Jobs first unleashed this future pioneer of MP3 players, people couldn’t believe what had come to them. It was a sleek, sophisticated-looking device that synced to an internet-run program, iTunes, and allowed people to store hundreds of songs. As revolutionary and brilliant as it was, the first iPod would look like an ancient relic compared to the devices that currently reside in the market. The same can be said about many other markets in this world we live in, notably the clock market. Up until recently, a clock was just an ordinary device that would aid one with figuring out the time. Prices for them varied from hundreds of dollars, to about the equivalent to 3 cheeseburgers at the local burger joint. Nowadays, the industry has followed the footsteps of its fellow industries and evolved to a whole other level.
Sapling’s introduction to its IP clocks has made a strong impact on industries that strongly rely on precise, accurate time, notably the healthcare sector. What separates the company’s IP clocks from other types of clocks is that signal range and frequency are no longer necessarily things to worry about. With Sapling’s IP clocks, the information for each clock is stored in an IP Clock Monitor, which can viewed as a database of sorts that describes information such as each clock’s name, serial number, digital/analog type, IP address, latest update, runtime, and current status. It’s time, display type (applicable to only digital clocks), and other characteristics can be edited via the Clock Monitor and then instantaneously implemented to the selected clock(s).
As society has developed newer and more efficient products and strategies for society to live a more environmentally sustainable life, so has the clock industry. Sapling’s digital IP clock has a unique quality in that it is programmable so that after a certain point of time, its brightness can be adjusted. Say a hospital’s non-emergency wing closes after 9 pm. If it uses digital IP clocks, it can set its system for that wing to become dimmer to the point that it barely uses any electricity and then become brighter once the next work day begins. After years of using a system such as this, both the environment is impacted, and so is the hospital administration staff’s wallet. These are only a few of the features that IP clocks possess. The Sapling Company has highly informative brochures that discuss, in further detail, all the different types of clock systems that are out there and what their qualities are.
As stated earlier, such as the way Steve Jobs demonstrated a technological evolution with his breakthrough with Apple products, Sapling’s IP clock has also showed a technological evolution. With this new system, many things such as frequency and signal range are not as important as before. Computers suddenly play a larger role in implementing and checking up on the time system. The list can go on and on. The fact of the matter is that the world is constantly evolving, and Sapling has been there to both experience it and promote it.