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Auto-Sync Time Clock


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
NONE DoubleDiamond™ Warranty (Standard)


  • Sends e-mail notification and SNMP traps of clock and synchronization status.
  • Visible alarms on the time stamp imprint and LCD note the time of the synchronization failure.
  • Clock saves files and generates reports on time sync events for audits.
  • Manage via a Web browser over your network.
  • Schedule up to 12 sync times a day.
  • Quick and simple plug-and-play installation.
  • Also available in a PoE version (ASTC3000POE).

  • The network experts at Black Box have teamed up with the time-clock experts at Amano® to bring you a state-of-the-art networked solution for validating time.

    The Black Box® Auto-Sync Time Clock provides automatic time synchronization and data storage for compliance with industry regulations. And with its Web-based interface, configuration and management are easy.

    Clock watcher
    If you're in the financial business, you need to be a "clock watcher" to be compliant with regulations. Let the Auto-Sync Time Clock do it for you. It ensures your complete compliance with FINRA OATS Rule 7430, including to-the-second granularity and synchronization within three seconds of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) atomic clock. The clock syncs directly to the time source rather than to a computer.

    This Web-based clock gives you automatic time synchronization for validated time. It also will run on its own using elaborate time synchronization schedules. You can set the clock to synchronize to an NIST or NTP time source up to 12 times a day, or every two hours.

    Rules and regulations
    The clock ensures full OATS compliance and offers the highest-quality OATS-compliant time stamp available. It is even in compliance with standalone units not linked to a PC. It also provides a complete solution without the need for individual trader computers.

    Stamp of approval
    The clock will make visible alarms on the time stamp imprint and LCD display, giving notification of a time synchronization failure. You can also configure the clock to send e-mail notifications to selected recipients for clock status or if the clock fails to synchronize. The clock also uses SNMP traps for event notification, enabling network administrators to centrally manage the clock and troubleshoot it. Integral diagnostics include LCD display, transaction reset, and manual time sync.

    Even if the clock does not receive synchronization from an NTP time server, it still functions and maintains time. For administration, you can set up log-in security and passwords for two users.

    The clock can store five years of data based on a schedule of two syncs per day for OATS compliance. You can get status, transaction, and configuration reports from the clock. It also generates reports on time sync events for use during audits. Choose automatic and/or manual print activation, and you can add alphanumeric custom comments. The clock can print through up to six carbon copies. The time imprint format includes seconds as per requirements.

    Easy setup and management
    Locate time clocks on the network by using the included utility software, then configure and manage each clock through its embedded Web server via any standard Web browser. A backup battery option (ASTCBK) is available. This time clock can also be converted to PoE with a backup battery with the PoE Battery Kit (ASTCPOEBK).

    The Auto-Sync Time Clock is ideal for:
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment brokers
  • Financial management firms
  • Casinos
  • Manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical/healthcare (FDA 21 CFR Part 11)
  • Hospitals
  • 911 call centers
  • Law enforcement

  • This product works with:
  • Battery Kit (ASTCBK)
  • Battery Kit with PoE (ASTCPOEK)
  • Ribbon Cartridges (ASTCRCB, etc.)
  • Replacement Key (ASTCKEY)
  • Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    Tech Specs

    Browser Requirements Windows® Internet Explorer® 6 or 7, Safari® 3, Firefox® 2 (not compatible with Bonjour)
    Clock Configuration Access through a built-in Web interface
    Connectors (1) RJ-45 10/100BASE-T
    Default Print Style Year/month/day; hour: minute: seconds
    Environment Indoor use only; dust-free environment not in direct sunlight; Temperature: +14 to +113° F (-10 to +45° C)
    Power 100 –230 VAC; Optional full power reserve battery: 9.6-V, 700-mAh nickel-cadmium rechargeable
    Size 6.9"H x 5.9"W x 6"D (17.6 x 15 x 15.3 cm)
    Standards UL® Listed time recorder 289 J
    Weight 5 lb. (2.3 kg)

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



    Double Diamond Warranty Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The Auto-Sync Time Clock comes with a standard NONE warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.