Product News: Timers & Clocks

Wireless Clock System features 2-way communication.

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April 24, 2012 - Using 915-928 MHz frequency-hopping technology, TalkBack Technology provides users with 2-way communication between clocks and master clock. Slave clocks receive time as well as provide master clock with information such as battery life, signal strength, and mechanical or display status. This helps facilities managers or plant operations managers be proactive if clock needs maintenance. Also, system administrator can choose to be notified via e-mail of any changes.

Sapling, Inc.

1633 Republic Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006, USA

Original Press Release

The Sapling Company, Inc. Announces Talkback Technology System to their Line of Clock Systems

Press release date: February 23, 2012

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA - The Sapling Company, Inc., a leader in synchronized clock systems, has unveiled their TalkBack Technology Wireless Clock System. TalkBack Technology provides users with a two way communication between the clocks and the master clock. With this communication, the clocks not only receive the time, but provide the master clock with its current status.

TalkBack Technology is a wireless clock system working off of Sapling's 915-928 MHz frequency-hopping technology. In traditional wireless systems, the slave clock simply receives the time from the master clock and corrects itself. With TalkBack Technology, the slave clocks actually report back useful information such as battery life, signal strength and mechanical or display status to the master clock. These statistics help facilities managers or plant operations managers to be proactive if the clock happens to need maintenance.

Along with status updates from the clock, the administrator of the system can choose to be notified via e-mail of any changes in the system. Unlike other two way communication clock systems, Sapling's TalkBack Technology does not require any servers or software to run the system. It's all done in Sapling's Master Clock with its built-in web interface. "We felt like one of the most important aspects of TalkBack Technology was ensuring that there was no additional equipment to purchase or special software to support," said Mitch Gobetz, Sapling's Marketing Manager. "That's why we worked so hard to have everything done inside of our master clock."

Wireless clock systems have been available for around seven years, but TalkBack Technology is the first to offer a truly wireless, two way communication without using additional infrastructure such as Wi-Fi or servers. TalkBack Technology still delivers automatic Daylight Saving Time correction, frequency-hopping technology and has a repeater built into each and every clock for enhanced signal coverage in lieu of purchasing multiple repeaters. TalkBack Technology is also fully compliant including FCC and UL listings, which is unique in this product market.

Availability Sapling's TalkBack Technology is now available through a limited release. For more information, please call (215)322-6063 for details.

About The Sapling Company, Inc. Sapling Inc. has been a pioneer in synchronized timekeeping systems for over a decade. Sapling clocks can be found in schools, hospitals, transportation centers and corporations throughout the country and all over the world. We feature a complete line of analog and digital clock products for wired clock systems, IP clock systems and our patented synchronized wireless clock system.

Our mission is to supply quality products backed by state-of-the-art technology and first-rate technical support. All of our clocks are engineered and assembled in the United States at our headquarters in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. With hundreds of dealers worldwide, wherever you are, Sapling's extensive network can offer local assistance and installation.

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