Why You Need Synchronized Clocks in Transportation
Picture how many clocks there are in a downtown train station or in a metropolitan airport. In many cases, there are quite a few. This mass notification of time to the thousands of people that pass through or work in these facilities plays an important role in the way they operate. The clocks keep travelers informed of their departure and help the employees run the tight schedule in which these transportation facilities run.
When a facility is reliant on the time of many clocks, disorganization can occur when a portion of the clocks stop working, or even worse, run on different times than each other. The entire transportation facility runs off schedule and goes into a state of confusion. Countless travelers miss their departure time and buses or planes may arrive late. The importance of the clock system in a transportation facility is endless and without a reliable clock system, facilities are at an enormous disadvantage.
To assure transportation facilities don’t experience catastrophe like this and to keep up with the strict schedule they operate on, management may want to consider the installation of a synchronized clock system. With a synchronized system, clocks will receive the same time as each other from an extremely reliable source, whether it’s from a GPS or NTP server. Some synchronized systems, such as the wireless system from The Sapling Company, can assure even more reliability than the standard synchronized systems. This particular system has the ability to transmit clock signals between each clock, making all the clocks transceivers of the signal. With this feature, clocks receive their time from multiple sources, maximizing the reliability of the displayed time.
In the transportation industry, proper time-keeping is an integral part of how the business is run and how patrons use these facilities. Employees and travelers depend on the accuracy of clocks in order to properly function within the site. In an environment where mass notification of time is so vital to daily operations, synchronized clock systems can help streamline the activities of a transportation center and prevent issues related to poor time-keeping. With the use of a synchronized clock system, transportation centers are assured accuracy and can expect scheduled operations to go as planned.