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.
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.
Masterclock's newest master clock server, the GMR5000 can support and synchronize hundreds of thousands of NTP devices on a local area network (LAN) to act as an enterprise-wide source for traceable, accurate time and date distribution. It offers Secure-Socket-Host encryption and MD5 authentication to make communications secure. It can reference GPS, GLONASS, IRIG-B, or maintain its own time with a high-stability oscillator. The holdover stability of the standard TCXO is plus or minus three seconds per year when the timing reference is lost. This can be increased to plus or minus 250 milliseconds per year with the optional OCXO. to learn how our precise timing products can help your organization's efficiency and productivity.