With all the technology that is cultivated here at the Sapling Company, we thought it would be useful to provide you with a glossary of common terms you will come across throughout our website and in dealing with our products in order to help benefit you and your facility. By providing you with these synchronized clock terms, we hope that you are able to learn more about our products and choose the system that works best for you.
Here are several key Sapling definitions:
Elapsed Time: Timing capabilities that can be found in digital clocks and can be programmed to count up or down at a specified time.
FCC License: A license a user must purchase and renew periodically for wireless devices that do not run on the designated, free frequency range specified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Sapling’s wireless system does NOT require one.
Frequency-Hopping: When a wireless device broadcasts its signal on a range of frequencies randomly and frequently to prevent signal interference when other wireless devices are present in the area.
GPS Receiver: Receiver of extremely precise time data distributed from Global Positioning System satellites that infer time based on the location of the receiver.
IP Address: An individual numeric internet address for a device that is connected to a network.
Master Clock: A system controller that acts as a main hub for all other wireless and/or wired clocks grouped within a system to correlate their time with and often offer additional capabilities.
Power-over-Ethernet: Also known as PoE; refers to the powering and synchronization of a device by an Ethernet connection over a network infrastructure.
Repeater: A repeater takes a wireless signal and redistributes the signal to wireless clocks in a broader signal range to ensure that they are able to synchronize regardless of their distance.
The above eight terms are just several important terms and factors that embody our efforts here at Sapling. For all of these helpful terms plus many more, please visit our comprehensive glossary for an all-inclusive list to help you in your synchronized clock system efforts!