GPS Threat Mitigation - Why Network Time Users Should Care

Whether you use GPS to maintain accurate UTC for your facility's IP-enabled security system or you simply employ it to keep your distributed scientific control and testing systems synced up, you can't afford to succumb to an unexpected threat. From hackers and unwitting smart device users to regional atmospheric conditions and once-in-a-lifetime solar weather patterns, the world can be a risky place for those who depend on network GPS timing.

Introducing the New LUX26 Multi-Color Clock

Masterclock’s new 6-digit multi-color digital clock, the LUX26, includes an array of state-of-the-art features that outperform other digital clocks on the market. The 2.3-in (5.8 cm) kaleidoscopic LED display can be configured to any unlimited number of custom colors. It can also sync to a Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), or time code* (*optional) source for accurate time, as well as be configured to any time zone offset or Daylight Saving Time parameters. Never miss out on a DST change again!
 

Network Timekeeping: NTP vs. SNTP

In the world of modern computing, accurate timing is everything. As networks grow increasingly complicated, they demand reliable standards that ensure everything is running on the same unified schedule.NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a standard method for synchronizing different computer clocks. Here's how it compares to SNTP, or Simple Network Time Protocol.

Bus-Level Timing PCIe Cards Keep Your Network In Sync

Masterclock manufactures a variety of timing PCIe cards to provide millisecond synchronization accuracy for your server or PC. Options for our timing cards include; extended temperature range, TCXO and OCXO time bases, and multiple input/output codes such as time code input from GPS, IRIG-B, SMPTE, EBU and IRIG-B12. 

GPS Over Fiber Optic Timing Technology

In the world of timing systems, precision and accuracy are everything. In order to synchronize components across great distances, it’s vital that you retain the ability to communicate cleanly. 

Most typical coax-based GPS timing networks you encounter in the real world fall prey to basic signal propagation challenges. Latency, degradation, and interference are among some of your worst enemies, and your existing systems may not be able to overcome them. Could optical fiber systems hold the key to building superior timing architectures?