Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Sapling’s Time Zone Clock! Don’t know what a Time Zone Clock is or how it can help your facility? We’ve created this guide in order to introduce you to the Time Zone Clock, how it works and how it can help your facility. We split this post into a few parts so we can really dive into the Zone Clock, really get to know the ins and outs of this product.
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What exactly is a Time Zone Clock?
A Time Zone Clock is a device, consisting of either 5 or 7 clocks on one line, displaying the accurate time in your current location while also showing time zones all around the world.
Ideal for conference centers, meeting rooms, transportation facilities and many other applications, the Time Zone Clock encompasses the main benefits of a Sapling synchronized clock system – all clocks will consistently display the accurate time in the assigned time zone and automatically update for Daylight Saving Time (where observed) without the users ever having to worry about time drift.
Installing the Time Zone Clock
The Time Zone Clock can be installed in two ways:
- As a standalone system – If your facility does not currently have a synchronized clock system, don’t worry, there is still the option to purchase a Time Zone Clock. The Zone Clock does not need to be a part of an existing Sapling clock system in order to operate. As a standalone system, each clock will be IP based and powered by a PoE Injector or a PoE Switch. These is no need for a dedicated master clock in this case. Each clock connects to your facility’s network through a CAT5 or CAT6 cable and has a built-in web interface, which allows a user to program the settings of each clock. Programmable settings include *brightness level, *12/24 hour mode, DST configuration, GMT offset and much more. (*Digital clocks only)
- Integrated within an existing system – If a facility has an existing Sapling synchronized clock system, we have great news, the Time Zone Clock can easily integrate within that system! Whether your facility currently has a Wireless, Wired, IP or TalkBack System, the Time Zone Clock can easily integrate within the system.