Where does the time go?
As another graduation season approaches, many parents are trying to reckon with the fact that their once young children are now finishing high school and heading off to college. Other parents are preparing for an even bigger transition, a college graduation and a new job.
Time is fleeting and perhaps that is why we are so obsessed with tracking every minute, sometimes every second. When it comes to work and productivity, time is especially important. With the latest power over Ethernet, or PoE digital clocks, there is a standard that has been accepted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This sophisticated and extremely accurate method allows for both power and data to be run using an Ethernet cable. For companies that run businesses that cross time zones and even continents it is important to make sure that deadlines are synchronized.
Time Management Is an Important Part of Every Business
To bill customers and to meet deadlines, it is important that companies can track exact times. For this reason, GPS time servers, WiFi digital wall clocks, and other types of internet connected clocks are used by companies. It is important to know that there are many parts of a work setting that can benefit from the technologies provided by GPS time servers. consider these facts and figures about the many times when time servers are used in both large and small companies:
- Data company Inrix reports that the typical commuter in America wastes 42 hours in traffic every year at a cost of $1,400 in gas, an indication that working from home can provide many benefits.
- All 31 Global Positioning System (GPS) working satellites have built-in, highly accurate atomic clocks.
- Network Time Protocol (NTP), which has been in operation since before 1985, is one of the oldest Internet protocols still in use today.
- The American economy loses an estimated $7.4 billion a day, the equivalent of 50 million hours, due to improperly filled out time sheets. For this reason, there are a number of times when digital time clocks can monitor these inaccuracies.
- Originally defined and standardized by IEEE in 2002, Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network.
- Humans have been keeping time for 5,000 to 6,000 years. In fact, the ancient Egyptians were the first to tell time by creating primitive sundials using obelisks. In the 14th century, the first mechanical clocks were invented in Europe.