FINRA Clock Synchronization Regulations - Are You in Compliance?

In April 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a proposed rule change from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to tighten rules for clock synchronization at National Market System securities and over-the-counter equity securities firms. It's important for these companies to understand the changes and to have the right Network Time Protocol servers to maintain compliance. Firms have until Feb. 20, 2017 to comply.

Masterclock Proud to Sponsor Blind Luck Air Racing

Held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become something of a northern Nevada tradition, drawing aviation enthusiasts from around the globe. During the course of a week, the lush desert plains north of Reno play host to hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews, and spectators. The event showcases six racing classes, a formidable display of static aircraft, and several military and civilian flight demonstrations. 

Accurate Time Stamping for Video Surveillance

Through the use of a Stratum 1 NTP server, it is possible to produce surveillance videos with timestamps legally-traceable to UTC. This solution is far more cost-effective and accurate than others, and has quickly become the preferred option for video surveillance applications.

A GPS NTP server synchronizes to precise time from GPS satellites and operates securely behind a firewall to synchronize all elements of a system, down to the millisecond. Indeed, such servers typically have a margin of error of just plus or minus two milliseconds, which is more than accurate enough for successfully defending time-stamped evidence in a court of law.

Network Time Synchronization - Why You Need An NTP Server

A network time server is not something many business owners think of, and timekeeping is usually not a priority for network administrators. However, proper network time synchronization is an essential part of monitoring a network and resolving issues within it.

Numerous organizations have network devices that use an internal clock or make use of a Public Internet Time Server. The problem is that both of these timekeeping methods are less than optimal solutions. Most companies would be best served by implementing a Stratum 1 NTP  server to ensure that devices on the network are properly synchronized, maintain accurate time behind a firewall, and comply with timekeeping regulations.

Modular Time Zone Clocks

Masterclock’s new time zone clocks can be combined to create a unique time zone display. Each clock can be customized with red, blue, green, amber, or white* (*time line only) LEDs, with a 4- or 6-digit time line and an 8-digit alpha display on the top or bottom. The clocks' small foot print minimizes required wall space while providing a clean viewing distance with 2.3-inch (5.8 cm) numeric and alpha digits. 

Masterclock at DATT Summit 2016

Masterclock attended and provided timing for the inaugural DATT ( Defense and Aerospace, Test and Telemetry) Summit in the Washington, D.C. area. DATT Summit  is a new convention and trade show aimed at bringing together the telemetry and test/measurement engineering community. The  theme for the show was "No Boundaries", complete with messages of growth, bold ideas, and transparency.