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Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.0Why should I care?How many clocks do you have in your home or office? 5? 10? 15? 20? Undoubtedly, if you're like most people, you have a bunch. But, the real question is ... How accurate are they?Everyone should have at least one clock that they can rely on. Why not have that clock be the clock on the PC you're using right now? If you have 5 minutes to spare, download Dimension 4 (right now) and make your PC's clock the most accurate clock in your possession.Why Dimension 4?Simply put, Dimension 4 v5.0 is the fastest and easiest way to synchronize your PC's clock for Windows-based operating systems. Once Dimension 4 is installed, you'll most likely forget that it's even running. It's that automatic.Dimension 4 will monitor your Internet connection and automatically adjust your PC's clock when you're online at an interval you specify.How's Dimension 4 work?Dimension 4 uses one of a few well known and broadly implemented internet protocols to connect with publicly available time servers that have been operating on the Internet for over 15 years. These time servers typically have their very own atomic clocks, or are directly connected to other machines that do.At an interval you specify, Dimension 4 connects to a time server that you choose from an exhaustive list of time servers. The time server then sends the correct time back to your computer, where Dimension 4 uses sophisticated algorithms to correctly adjust your PC's clock to with-in a few milliseconds of the real time. Dimension 4 v5.0 features:Synchronization * Synchronize your PC's clock to within milliseconds of "real" time * Use one of several available protocols o SNTP o Time/udp o Time/tcp o HTTP * Extensive list of the most popular SNTP time servers o Including geographic location o Access policy o Contact information o Synchronization mechanisms * Add/Edit/Remove time servers * D4 can act as a time server of its own for D4 running on other machines * Detailed feedback during synchronization processSet it up once and forget it * Dynamically monitors your Internet connection and only attempts to synchronize when you're actually online * Runs hidden in the system tray * Attempts synchronization on a schedule you specify * Runs as a service on Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003Synchronization logging * Log all time synchronizations o Date and time of synchronization o Number of seconds o Server used * Export logs o View logs in your favorite text editor o Analyze logs in your favorite spreadsheet program * Interactively graph synchronization history o Choose any time period o View absolute time adjustments, or running averages o Interactively scroll thru data (using mouse/keyboard)Additional features * Automatically checks for updates (including new versions) * Online help system for up to date information * Now supports Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 * Windows Installer based setup o Single .EXE self-extracts and starts setup o Supports upgrades and uninstall via Add/Remove Programs * Automatically uses user configured Windows Time zone * Even lower memory usage than previous releases
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