Competitively priced, Smart-Sync™ clocks with Bluetooth® wireless technology are available solely through Primex, the sync time leader, and our certified partner network. Our cutting-edge synchronized time solution consists of a clock network that uses Bluetooth® Low Energy technology as the wireless communication method for the network. The Smart-Sync™ Bridge is a component of the network, securely bridging the Bluetooth clock information with Primex’s OneVue™ cloud application.Download Brochure
To start, a single bridge device is plugged directly into a network port. The bridge then communicates via two-way Bluetooth® wireless technology to the closest Smart-Sync clock on the network. Each clock that's added acts as a signal extender for the bridge, forming an ad hoc, clock-to-clock network based on strongest signal available. If one clock fails, other clocks find their way to the next strongest signal. It's a self-forming and self-healing system.
One bridge device works with one clock up to several hundred (200-250) clocks – analog, digital, or a combination of the two.
Also known as Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart, the latest generation of Bluetooth technology focuses on sending smaller bits of data when needed, but then puts the connection to sleep during periods of non-use. This low power draw allows Primex Smart-Sync clocks to go up to five years in between battery changes. In addition, the RF power output of Bluetooth low energy technology devices is low relative to other widely adopted technologies such as Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi is a static system of communication that routes directly from your IT network, meaning the network must support each Wi-Fi clock as an individual connection. Smart-Sync with Bluetooth requires only a single point of network connectivity via the Bridge. Simply put, if your facility has 100 clocks in it, the older Wi-Fi system would require that 100 devices have access to your wireless network while the new Smart-Sync system requires only one connection via the bridge.
Additional bridge devices can be installed in different facilities, allowing for centralized clock management across all your locations.
No! Our network is proprietary, specific to our clocks, with no pairing. While Smart-Sync does use the 2.4 GHz frequency band, there are no conflicts with Wi-Fi or other devices because of the channels we use combined with Adaptive Frequency Hopping technology. Our clocks wake once per day for up to 12 minutes and once every 5 minutes for 1.5 seconds to add new clocks. When awake, the RF output is extremely low at only +4 dBm (2.5 mW). The remainder of the time the system is off with no RF energy being transmitted.
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