Gone are the days of dead batteries, clocks with different times, and dreaded daylight savings time adjustments. IP Clock Systems are used in large enterprise and campus environments, where having a standardized timekeeping system is critical to coordination and schedule changes. IP Clock systems utilize data cable or Wireless to connect each clock in a consolidated and synchronized fashion across your facility.

Routine adjustments such as daylight savings time are done automatically, based on the location of the clock system. The systems are even smart enough to remember leap years, and display the date right on February 29th.

IP Clock Systems are available in a variety of different styles, sizes, and housings to match your décor and styling. They can be provided in both an analog format with moving hands, as well as a digital format with 4 or 6 digit displays.
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IP Clocks come with various network connectivity options i.e. cable, Wi-Fi , Wireless, 4G, GPS, etc., and come in 2 basic form factors i.e. Digital and Analog.

Combo models combining an IP Clock with speaker support PA announcements on speaker whilst displaying correct time, a messaging clock and speaker Combo can also be used to show both time and display important messages, chimes, bells, signal shift changes and break times. These different time splits are configurable from an intuitive centralized dashboard, and can be changed as your needs change.

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Digital IP Clocks with messaging capability  can double as a mass notification / paging system for  fire, intrusion, and emergency alerts through your facility. In this sense, they are a wonderful way to display directed messages in certain rooms or general alerts across the whole organization, should that ever be required.

Advantages of IP Clocks:

  • All the IP clocks in a facility sync with a time-server to display the same time across multiple locations
  • They connect to the existing computer network to communicate and hence there is no need to create a new network for synchronization
  • IP clocks receive time updates and synchronization details from an NTP server or an Internet clock source. It is also possible to configure multiple time sources for backup, in case one of them fails
  • All IP clocks can be individually/centrally managed through a web-based management software (with most vendors). One can view settings like time, date, display format, daylight savings info, etc and change them over the network
  • PoE IP clocks receive power from one cable for carrying both data and power (Cat6 cable). The POE source could be POE switches or POE injectors.
  • Some IP clock systems can intimate the administrator via email in case of any problems/malfunctions with IP clocks. Hence, individual clocks need not be manually monitored
  • IP clocks are available as both analog clock and digital clock models
  • Digital IP clocks can alternate between time/date and can display emergency messages like fire, etc. if required
  • Digital IP clocks can function as a Timer for Counting down or Counting up time (in hours, minutes and seconds)
  • IP clocks can use the Internet for communications and it is possible to set-up IP clocks (from a central web-based administrative console) in various international locations to display time based on their local time-zone
  • As IP clocks are powered by a POE source, there is no need to track and change batteries in each clock
  • Some digital IP clocks can be programmed to integrate with other systems (like school bell). They can also be programmed to reduce their brightness (and hence save energy/cost) during off-peak hours

Limitations of IP Clocks:

  • IP clocks are generally more expensive than their connected analog/digital counterparts
  • Since they connect to the IP network, each IP clock takes up an additional switch port
  • The cost of POE (Power Over Ethernet) is quite high (for each port) and that contributes to the higher total cost of the IP clock system
  • One more device/system to manage on the IP Network

We offer IP Clocks from world leading brands i.e. Bodet, Sapling and Globaltime , to explore the IP Clock range, please click on IP Time & Messaging  or contact us for a obligation free consultation.