Time Strike AX
Tap Schedule on the Home screen then Time Strike.
Each time you enter this screen, the current time strike schedule will be displayed. Green hours will sound and gray hours are quiet. If a time strike schedule has not yet been defined, the ALL tab will be selected and no hours will be turned on.
When you are finished making changes, tap Save to Schedule. You may exit this screen without saving changes by tapping the home button.
When the ALL tab is selected, you can create one ringing schedule for all seven days. To make a unique schedule, choose that specific day. Once there is a difference between days, ALL cannot be selected until all days are cleared again. If most of your days have the same or similar ringing schedules, it's best to schedule ALL first, then edit any day as necessary.
You may tap any hour to select or deselect. Use the red 9a to 9p button to specifically select or deselect this block of time. The red All/Clear button will select or deselect all 24 hours.
To disable clock chiming, tap the Clear All Days button, then tap Save to Schedule.
Once you have set your ringing schedule, you can move on to how you want your quarter hours to sound. Tapping the Quarters button cycles through the following selections:
- Top Only
- Rings the top of the hour only
- Top and Half
- Adds the half hour between consecutive active hours
- Full Quarters
- Adds all four quarter hours between consecutive active hours
When hours are turned off in the middle of the ringing schedule, the last enabled hour will ring at the top, the next enabled hour will ring at the top, and no quarters will ring in between.
Choose how you want the bells to sound by tapping the Top Style and Other Quarters Style buttons to select the ringing style. The other quarters button is available only when the half-hour or full selection is made on the Quarters button.
- Melody (musical note icon)
- Will play the selected chime melody before tolling the top of the hour
- Will play the selected chime melody instead of a single toll on other quarters
- Toll (hammer icon)
- Will toll the number of the hour at the top
- Will toll one time on other quarters
If you selected Melody, choose your Time Strike Melody using the selection bar. The default option, Westminster Clock Chime, is most common. Twelve other options are supplied with the system at this time. If you have recorded your own custom clock chime it will appear in the list. For information on naming your own melody, see Custom clock chime melodies section below.
This screen is being replaced with Revision 1.2 with the April 2020 update.
This screen does not show the current status of the scheduled clock chiming and hour strikes.
If you wish to stop playing time strikes, tap Delete all Time Strikes, then tap the Home button (in the toolbar) to exit.
Otherwise, to exit without saving changes, use the Back or Home button in the tool bar at the top of the screen.
Tapping Save to Schedule at the bottom of the screen always programs the selected time strike parameters into the schedule.
In the first column, the specific day which is chosen will be edited when you move the hands of the two clocks. When All is chosen, every day will be edited the same way. It is best to edit all days together then make changes to individual days as needed. If you wish to turn any day off completely, use the green slider next to the day.
Select daily range
To select the hour, you may drag the hand of the clock, tap a number on the clock, or tap the highlighted hour to display a pull-down menu.
Adjust the Start Time clock to the first hour you wish to hear the time strike. Adjust the End Time clock to the last hour you wish to hear. Minutes will always be ignored. Be sure that on both clocks AM or PM is correctly highlighted.
Tap Options on the bottom of the page if you wish to make changes to the default settings. The default Chime will be the Westminster. Only the top of each hour will ring by default.
Choose any day of the week to designate weekly quiet hours within the time ranges set on the main page. Quiet time includes other enabled quarters before and after the top of the hour selected.
Tap the hour you want to be quiet and the button will turn red. Quiet hours only apply to time ringing, no other scheduled events are affected.
- Ring Quarters
- Top - rings only the top of each hour, other quarters are silent
- Top and Half - rings both the top and the bottom of the hour
- Full - rings all four quarters of each hour
- Chime and Toll - the full Chime melody will play followed by the hour toll
- Toll only - only the hour toll will play
- Other Quarters
- Chime - the appropriate portion of the top melody will play
- Toll - a single strike will play
If you have chosen to Chime on any quarters, and want an alternative melody to Westminster, tap the selector to choose.
When you have made your adjustments on this screen, tap Close.
Custom clock chime melodies
For the system to include your custom melodies in the Time Strike settings, you need to record, using your keyboard, four chime recordings. These four recordings need to be titled as follows where (Name) is the common name of your chime.
- Recording title for the top of the hour (00 minutes)
- "(Name) Clock Chime"
- Recording title for the half hour (30 minutes)
- "(Name) Half Hour"
- Recording title for the first quarter (15 minutes)
- (Name) First Quarter"
- Recording title for the third quarter (45 minutes)
- (Name) Third Quarter"
Even if you don't ring them, all four quarters must have a recording named exactly in this way. Consider using a tolling instrument for recording clock chimes so that they sound like the hour strike bell.