Clocks have been around for centuries and time have not changed much over the years. However, methods for determining and measuring time have advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade or so. In fact, thanks to devices like the IP time clock, it is possible to program many things remotely and monitor employee activity. But what is an IP or Internet Protocol clock? How is this clock different than standard clocks and what kind of benefits can it provide? Let’s answer those questions.
The IP Clock
Internet Protocol time devices connect to computer networks. This allows them to synchronize with a server computer so every clock on the network runs together. In addition, these clocks make frequent time adjustments.
Both digital and analog clocks can connect to networks with a special connection or interface. Today, many businesses and organizations make use of Internet clocks. For example:
* Schools – IP time clock applications are used to activate school warning lights.
* Government facilities
* Manufacturing companies
* Large corporations
Benefits of Internet Protocol Clocks
Because all clocks on the network are synchronized, every person and department is on the same page (as far as time). This can extend to branch offices on the other side of the planet, as long as the clocks remain connected to the same network. Here are additional benefits:
* No need to create special synchronization networks just for clocks.
* Highly accurate – many Internet networks today are connected to time servers. One of the main purposes of time servers is to provide accurate time for synchronizing. As long as the network has access to these servers, so do all the clocks on the network.
* Regulating organization functions and activates – IP time clock applications are used for school bells, break buzzers and can track how long employees spend on break time.