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 Time Synchronization Utilities and Clocks

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GTSYNC Size: 1.8Mb Shareware: $99.00
A TCP/IP based client/server tool for synchronizing the time of all the computers in a network. GTSYNC server is installed on the computer with the accurate time source and acts as ©Time server? for complete network. GTSYNC server has optional facility to interface the ©Time Server? with the GPS receiver for synchronizing its time with GPS time. GTSYNC client is installed on all the machines in the network whose time is to be synchronized with the server time.

NIST Network Time Service Size: 221K Freeware
The NIST Network Time Service allows users to synchronize computer clocks via the Internet. The time information provided by the service is directly traceable to UTC(NIST). The service responds to time requests from any Internet client in several formats including the DAYTIME, TIME, and NTP protocols. The NIST Network Time Service uses multiple stratum-1 time servers. Here are the server names, locations, and IP addresses.

Sync-It with Atom Size: 505K Shareware: $10.00
Sync-It with Atom connects to a timeserver on the Internet using the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and synchronizes your system time. After specifying the initial settings, Sync-It with Atom takes care of synchronizing the time on regular intervals.

SetTime32 Home Page Size: 1.2Mb Shareware: $19.95
SetTime32 is a utility that sets your computer's system clock based on the time provided by the NIST's Internet time service. Generally it will set your computer's clock to within about 50 milliseconds of the actual official standard time as defined by NIST.
Speaking Clock Deluxe Size 1.5Mb Shareware: $15.00
Speaking Clock software for Windows 95/98/NT that makes your computer tell the time out loud, along with functions for alarms and much more, combined with a well-designed display interface. There is both a freeware and a shareware version with one common and unique feature - being multilingual you can have the time announced in your own language, approximately. 25 languages are available and more will come. Winner of ZDNet's 7th Annual Shareware Awards for Desktop Utilities.
UK Speaking Clock Size: 5.0Mb Shareware: $15.00
UK Speaking Clock is a multilingual, multi interface speaking clock. Using over 50 digital and analogue skins along with two MsAgent characters, up to 1000 appointments or reminders, unlimited stopwatches, time announcement on demand or at a user defined interval. You can choose from approx 6 languages to hear the time in and the list is still growing.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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