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ClockWatch Client/Server - for Network Time Sync

ClockWatch Server and Client are Beagle Software’s solution for small and medium sized networks, and/or networks that opt for distributed, end user control. Our software acts as a Windows time server, allowing network clients to use the built in w32time.exe service. ClockWatch Server is a dual functioning application that maintains time on server and also services client requests for time. The server communicates with external timeservers to maintain the correct time.


  • Integrated: Windows solution featuring ClockWatch clients requesting time from the ClockWatch timeserver. Both Client and Server are easy to install and configure.
  • Multi-platform capable: ClockWatch Server can act as a timeserver for your network and supports all of the major time sync protocols (SNTP, NIST, TIME, DAYTIME) running on your Linux/Unix/Netware/Mac/IBM clients. More info...
  • Traceable: Both Client and Server maintain logs showing every time change on the system. The Time Audit feature shows you the time sync status of your network at a glance. Alarms alert you when clocks are off.
  • Secure: Since clients don't need to talk to timeservers on the Internet, Internet traffic is reduced and the integrity of corporate firewalls is maintained. Adding a GPS receiver lets you avoid the Internet entirely. Both the ClockWatch 2000 Client and Server applications can run as a Windows service. This prevents regular users from changing the settings.
  • Clock Locking feature prevents unauthorized users from changing the date or the time on clients and server. More...
  • Expandable: GPS, radio and clock card time base options are available.
  • Scalable:One host server can handle from 1 to 1000 different clients.
  • Dependable: We've been selling Client/Server time sync solutions worldwide since 1998 More... ClockWatch Server was also Microsoft 'Certified for Windows XP' by an independent test lab in 2004.


In this diagram, ClockWatch Server is servicing the time requests from workstations running ClockWatch Client. ClockWatch Server also keeps the computer it is running on set to the correct time by accessing the Atomic Clock over the Internet, GPS or through a directly dialed connection.
Client/Server architecture and ClockWatch...

Clients can act together or independently, setting their clocks either at a scheduled time or day, on a periodic basis, or whenever the clock needs to be set. How it works...

ClockWatch Server can also handle time requests from clients running Windows, Novell, UNIX, Linux and Mac O/Ss. More..

Download a trial copy of ClockWatch Client and Server today and see how easy it is to get in sync.


ClockWatch Client
Time client for ClockWatch Server for Win 9x/Me/NT/2k/XP/2003

CWCli20 $24.95

ClockWatch Server
Timeserver for Win 9x/Me/NT/2k/XP/2003

CWServ $129.95

ClockWatch ServerMP
Multi-Platform NTP Timeserver for Windows

CWServMP $149.95
Client Server Bundles:
Starter Pak (includes 1 Server, 5 Clients, master CD & User's Guide)
$250 value!
CliSrv5Pak $199.95
Business Pak (includes 1 Server, 10 Clients, master CD & User's Guide)
$400 value!
CliSrv10Pak $299.95

Additional options and accessories:

Add a ClockCard a real time master clock on a PC card. Provides a stable, reliable time base. Prices start at just $24 additional.

Add a GPS Receiver to get time from GPS satellites. Provides a reliable time base for remote or secure locations.

More Information:

Clock and Timekeeping Information:

For complete information see ClockWatch Specifications.

System requirements:

  • Internet Connection (ClockWatch Server)
    • Uses a WinSock connection for network communication.
    • Internet connection to NIST and Daytime timeservers is made over TCP port address 13 - this is commonly called the ‘Daytime’ port. NTP timeservers use port 123 while Time timeservers use port 37.
    • The local TCP port used for the connection to a proxy server is user selectable.
    • ClockWatch can be configured to run behind a proxy server, see ClockWatch behind firewalls.
  • LAN Connection (ClockWatch Clients)
    • ClockWatch Clients needs only a LAN connection to timeserver.
    • ClockWatch Server and ClockWatch Client normally use TCP port 1001 to communicate.
  • Date/Time Settings - correct local time zone must be set in the Windows Time/Date control panel

Questions? Please contact us!

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