Wireless Myths

Sapling has been an innovator of clock systems for 20 years. More and more, facilities have trended towards wireless clock systems because of the many benefits it provides, such as cost reduction, maintenance-free operation and ease of installation. However, there are still some who have reservations about making the leap over to a wireless system.

Sapling wants to ease your mind and also provide you with some information about common misconceptions about wireless clock systems.


Myth #1.

Myth: Wireless Will Interfere with Equipment

Sapling utilizes our patented frequency-hopping technology, which allows Sapling products to work within its own frequency pattern. This, along with the fact that our clocks are never on the same frequency for any length of time, makes interference virtually impossible.

Myth #2

Myth: If One Clock Stops Working, They All Do

This myth is completely false.  Sapling’s clock work in a mesh network, meaning that the clocks can receive signals from any clock within its wireless range.  If for some reason one clock was inoperable, other clocks would continue to function and transmit the signal to surrounding clocks.

Myth #3

Myth: Lower Frequency = Less Power Consumption

This myth is also false.  Power is determined by the amount of watts that a device outputs.  Sapling utilizes a 1 watt transmitter, which is among the lowest power in the industry.  The operating frequencies have no impact on a device output’s power consumption.  Sapling prides itself on being eco-friendly, offering some of the longest battery life in the industry and using one of the lowest power transmitters.

Myth #4

Myth: Low Wattage Transmitter Won’t Cover the Facility

For some wireless systems, this is true.  However, Sapling’s Wireless Clock System uses a unique technology that allows each and every secondary clock to also transmit and receive the time.  This creates a mesh network that allows for higher signal quality and reach, which covers buildings and campuses – large or small.

Myth #5

Myth: Batteries Drain Too Soon

Sapling’s innovative wireless technology utilizes a low power design, which gives the analog clocks some of the best battery life available in the industry.  Using 2 D-Cell alkaline batteries*, we’re able to get 5 years in standard mode or a whopping 8 years in economy mode.  Your facility will benefit from the maintenance-free operation of our wireless clock system.

*provided good reception and using Sapling’s recommended Duracell Pro-Cell batteries

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