This new cloud portal can help you manage IoT-enabled network clocks

by Brianna Crandall — March 22, 2021 — American Time, a provider of synchronized time solutions, recently announced that it has launched inCloud, a management portal that enables customers to more quickly and easily manage American Time Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled networked products.

Well-suited for network clock systems in a building or across an entire campus, inCloud reportedly allows facilities directors, building and facilities managers (FMs), and maintenance and information technology (IT) professionals to work more proactively to ensure network device uptime and efficiency. Users can quickly set up American Time network clocks and EverAlert equipment to monitor their status and manage activity.

American Time products currently supported by the inCloud portal are Power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks and the latest series of Wi-Fi clocks, as well as the EverAlert Communication System.

For Network Clocks (PoE and Wi-Fi):

  • Apply network and configuration information to all clocks at once; no need for manual setup
  • At-a-glance information on battery life or power status, connection strength and synchronization schedule
  • More visibility into device and network issues for faster troubleshooting
  • For digital clocks, adjust brightness and mode on clocks directly from inCloud
  • Apply new network passwords or firmware updates to entire clock network
  • Receive automated device status reports on a regular schedule

For the EverAlert Communication System:

  • Set up, manage and monitor EverAlert equipment
  • See all users, notification and action audits, and license status
  • Customize and send instant messages
  • Customize and save common messages — no need to update details each time
  • Manually deploy alarms
  • Schedule bells and audio alerts
  • View detailed reports to track system activity
  • Receive automated device status reports on a regular schedule

Chuck Olson, vice president of Cloud-based Products at American Time, remarked:

When operating or managing a building, you’re always pressed for time. With the inCloud management portal, you can harness active clock management to better control synchronized time. Our customers can stay ahead of maintenance issues, troubleshoot faster, and maximize their devices to keep their people and buildings running smoothly.

George Wilkes, president of American Time, added:

We are committed to giving customers new tools for managing their technology more simply and easily. American Time will continue investing in leading-edge products that can be set up, monitored and managed using inCloud, along with the integration of other complementary systems in the market, to make time technology a truly effortless part of customers’ IT infrastructure.

For more information about the inCloud management portal, visit the American Time website.

From synchronized time systems for the largest corporations in the world to a presence in half of the K-12 districts in the US, American Time is a recognized leader in the manufacturing of custom synchronized time solutions and notification systems. It offers the EverAlert communication and emergency notification system for schools, Wi-Fi network clocks, Power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks, and battery and digital clocks, as well as master-controlled wired and wireless clock systems.