How to Select a Wireless Clock System
- 23rd February 2020
- Posted by: Simon
- Category: Schools, Wireless Clock Systems
How to Select a Wireless Clock System for your School.
Wireless Clock systems play an important part in keeping accurate and precise time on all clocks in a school. A master clock is utilised to drive and synchronise the slave clocks on the property by time signal. One of the main advantages for schools is the ability to sychronise time on all clocks across the entire property without requiring the installation of additional cabling. This is often a significant advantage for schools that may have unique building challenges, have older buildings with limitations on building work, and for schools looking for a lower-cost solution based on budget constraints.
When looking for information on how to select a wireless clock system for your school, you need to look at the advantages of Wireless Clock Systems:
- Ease of installation – minimal disruption to the school, no additional cabling required.
- Reduction in maintenance costs and time – wireless clocks provide an automatic Summer and Winter time changeover.
- Accuracy in synchronization across the entire school property.
- Future-proofing – clocks can be relocated anywhere in the school as needed.
EA Combs Wireless School Clock Systems
Setting up a synchronised clock system for newer school buildings allows schools to take advantage of cabling infrastructure to install a school clock system using PoE (Power over Ethernet) while older buildings and schools can easily upgrade their current school clocks by using wireless clocks with a lengthy battery life.
One of the key challenges when upgrading a school clock system is ensuring that on a multi-venue education site, the master clock signal will be adequately received by slave clocks.
Here at EA Combs, we supply 3 different synchronised clock systems: Wired, Wireless, IP(LEDonly). Each education facility’s clock system need is different, and we strive to have a technology to fit every situation. Let us show you the highlights of our Wireless System to help you decide if our wireless system is the best for your facility.
When Would a Wireless School Clock System be Best?
EA Combs wireless school clocks solution is truly a technological advance for clock systems. The clocks operate on 868MHz frequency technology. This technology allows multiple secondary clocks to operate on the same frequency range without interfering with any additional wireless products you may have. Our wireless clock system begins with the master clock, which receives time from a GPS antenna. The master clock then sends out a signal to the secondary clocks. By having a repeater to send the signal to clocks both further down a hallway or on a different level or building, you ensure signal range and system reliability. This ability also eliminates the cost for additional wiring and can be used in larger facilities without having to run complicated wiring.
What are some of the features of the EA Combs Wireless System?
- Economical Multi-Building Campus – By including EA Combs Repeaters, we provide an economical, multi- building solution without the added expense of purchasing separate master clocks for each building.
- Multiple Power Options – Our battery-operated analogue clocks offer total freedom for mounting, in addition, there are options for 24V, 110V, or 230V power for both the analogue and digital wireless clocks.
- No License – With the EA Combs wireless clocks operating on an open frequency range, there is no need to purchase costly licenses, saving you thousands of pounds over the life of the system.
When it comes to a synchronised clock solution for your facility, The EA Combs wireless clock system is an affordable and reliable solution. If having accurate time is a necessary aspect of your organisation, then EA Combs offers a system that will save you thousands overall and remain inexpensive during the upfront costs of purchase and installation. The EA Combs wireless clock system will remain synchronised throughout a building or campus, require little to no maintenance and reduce energy use throughout a facility.
Additional reading: The UK has launched the world’s first National Timing Centre which aims to help emergency services responders and other critical services with more resilient time systems. The new centre will see a team of researchers, based at sites across the UK, work together to make UK public services and the economy less reliant on satellites through a network of atomic clocks – clocks that use atoms and surrounding electrons to keep track of time – housed at secure locations.