The KRONOsync® Wireless Clock System
How It Works
The KRONOsync® Wireless Clock System and How It Works.
The KRONOsync® Wireless Clock System uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites for acquiring time signals that are accurate to the second. The satellites send a signal to a GPS receiver (mounted on a roof structure, side wall or interior window) which is connected through a cable to the KRONOsync® Transmitter.
A UHF signal is then transmitted locally from the master clock (transmitter) to every remote clock (and other devices) in the system, keeping them all synchronised.
Installation is simple and there is no maintenance needed. This of course equating to no maintenance contract or cost.
The KRONOsync® Wireless Clock Cystem is also engineered to receive Network Time Protocol (NTP), an alternative method for synchronising clocks using a computer system over packet-switched data networks. By simply plugging a network Ethernet cable into our NTP receiver, which is connected by a cable to the transmitter, all system clocks in your facility will be synchronised to the second.
Once a GPS signal has been received, the frontal LCD readout window on the transmitter will indicate the correct date and time (together with channel number and DST setting), both green LEDs will illuminate and the transmitter will start broadcasting the signal throughout the location.
At this stage power can be applied to the clocks (battery for analogue and LCD digital clocks and 240VAC mains electricity to any LED clocks fitted), which will all commence their automatic setup sequence.
When completed, all clocks will display the exact time (and date for digital clocks) and be (and remain) completely synchronised.
No further human intervention is thereafter needed and the clocks will automitically update themselves at GMT and BST annnually.
It should be noted that this system was originally devised, in part, as a solution to the problems commonly associated with so-called ‘atomic clocks’ or ‘radio controlled clocks’ on commercial or institutional sites. For fuller details on this, please READ MORE from our colleagues in the USA.