Masterclock Keeps Time All Over The World

November 26, 2017 - Tucked in a small shopping center in St. Charles, near pizza shops, a tire store and a grocery store, Masterclock hardly looks like a manufacturer with a worldwide reach.

“We have people walking by who live nearby poke their heads in, wondering what we do,” said Masterclock President and CEO John Clark. “We’ve had people email us with questions about getting their grandfather clock repaired — and that’s not what we do.”

The business doesn’t provide that service but instead manufactures clocks and timing equipment for some of the most recognizable organizations in the world, including NASA and CBS Sports.

Some of Masterclock’s high-profile installations include multiple NASA facilities, the Vatican and the Estadio Do Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Locally, Masterclock equipment is installed at KMOX Radio, St. Louis Lambert International Airport and the St. Louis Science Center.

One of Masterclock’s display clocks is on loan to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., as part of an exhibit on time’s role in navigation. [Read More]

Masterclock Teams up with Midwest Cyber Center to Keep in Sync with Evolving Security Requirements

November 22, 2017 - The rapidly evolving nature of threats in today’s cyber landscape has prompted St. Charles-based Masterclock, Inc. to partner with the Midwest Cyber Center to better position the company for future success in understanding and adopting best practices in cyber activity and security.


“We supply timing equipment to organizations around the globe and have seen quite a variety of levels of implementations of best practices in security,” explained Masterclock CEO John Clark. “We feel we can deepen our relationship with our existing clients by ensuring our guidance drives better adoption of secure practices in their installations while also getting more granular feedback to drive better design and implementation in our own future products. This partnership helps us take a fresh look at our approach and develop additional expertise and capabilities.” [Read More}

Masterclock Honored with Gold Innovators Award

November 22, 2016 - Masterclock, a manufacturer of precise timing systems, announced today that the company was honored with a Gold award from Military and Aerospace Electronics Magazine for their development and implementation of the timing and countdown system at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA's rocket launch headquarters.  The annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program looks to celebrate the most innovative applications of aerospace and defense electronics technology, products, and systems.

When responding to a request for quotation for the existing timing system at the center, Masterclock engineers identified an opportunity to modernize the distribution system by integrating Ethernet-based technologies into the workflow, allowing more dynamic switching and monitoring of the signals.  The resulting product met the requirements of legacy deployment while also offering additional capabilities and delivering future possibilities for more efficient integration.

"This recognition confirms the great work our team has done by pushing our boundaries and applying our talents in a controlled fashion," explained Masterclock President and CEO John Clark when receiving the award.  "We provided a fresh perspective to an existing problem and arrived at a new and improved method of meeting the initial goals of the system."  [Read More]

Masterclock Receives President's "E" Award For Export Success

U.S. Secretary of Commerce   Penny Pritzker presents CEO John Clark and Mary Clark of Masterclock with President's "E" Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2016.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presents CEO John Clark and Mary Clark of Masterclock with President's "E" Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2016.

May 19, 2016 - On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Masterclock, Inc. with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.  The company was previously recognized as the 2014 Missouri Exporter of the Year by Governor Jay Nixon.

"Masterclock has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion.  The 'E' Awards Committee was very impressed with Masterclock's utilization of trade shows to expand its export-based marketshare.  The company's customization of its product line to meet client needs was also particularly notable.  Masterclock's achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs," said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient. [Read More]

Masterclock and Cyber Sciences Sync up to Simplify Timing

April 12, 2016 - Masterclock, a provider of precision timing solutions for mission critical environments, today announced a strategic alliance with Cyber Sciences, a manufacturer of high-quality specialty products for monitoring and control of electrical distribution systems, to promote a simplified means of deploying the IEEE 1588 defined Precision Time Protocol (PTP) across traditional network infrastructure to achieve improved timing accuracies without the addition of special PTP-aware Ethernet switches.  Eliminating this requirement greatly reduces costs and simplifies the system hierarchy while still providing the user with superior timing accuracies relative to traditional Network Time Protocol (NTP). [Read More]

Masterclock Partners with EXIM Bank of the U.S.

March 11, 2016 - Masterclock President and CEO John Clark joined Missouri Representative Lacy Clay, EXIM  Bank President Fred P. Hochberg, EXIM Bank Regional Director Mark Klein,  and others for a Small Business Exporter Forum on increasing exports with assistance from the Export-Import Bank of the United States. With the assistance of the EXIM Bank, Masterclock is able to extend favorable credit terms to foreign buyers. 

Keeping in Sync with Changing Times

Meeting the demands of an interconnected world requires ever-higher levels of accuracy and traceability, according to Masterclock, manufacturer and provider of precise timing applications, which is discussing its portfolio of products here at IBC.

Masterclock, which has recently undergone a rebranding, is providing the timing equipment for this year’s IBC Hack-a-thon and other presentation areas using its RC600 countdown controller combined with various digital displays.

While Masterclock’s origin and main focus is within the broadcasting industry, the company has found a wide range of applications for its products. [Read More]

Masterclock Exhibits at IBC2015

Mike Smith, John Clark and Napoleon  Salazar at the IBC2015

Mike Smith, John Clark and Napoleon Salazar at the IBC2015

Gov. Nixon announces European Trade Mission

At Masterclock in St. Charles, Gov. Nixon announced he will lead a delegation of Missouri government and business leaders on a trade mission to Italy, Germany and Spain from March 20 to March 28, 2015.

Masterclock is 2014 Missouri Exporter Of The Year

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the award at the recent 2014 Governor’s Conference on Economic Development at Lake of the Ozarks. The award is given to a small or medium size manufacturing/service firm that demonstrates outstanding export performance

“Through the dedicated efforts of everyone at Masterclock, the company has shown continued growth through international as well as domestic performance," said John Clark, Masterclock’s General Manager. "We are proud to say our products are made in the USA and specifically in St. Charles, Missouri." [Read More]

Masterclock Awarded 2013 Saint Charles Employer of the Year

Mayor Sally Faith bestowed Employer of the Year honors on four St. Charles area businesses on May 7, 2013. 

“It is an honor to recognize the successful efforts of local business owners in our community,” said Mayor Faith.  “These companies make significant investments in the city of St. Charles, and as employers provide their staff a wide range of support and benefits.  In addition,” Faith added, “these local businesses have made generous commitments to paying it forward through contributions to various charitable and civic organizations.  Their strides are commendable and set an example worth emulating, which is exactly why each of these businesses is deserving of this recognition.” [Read More]