Our portfolio of synchronization and timing systems supports today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE® 1588 Precise Time Protocol (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. These end-to-end timing solutions are engineered to solve your most difficult network timing challenges.
TimeProvider 4100 is a best-in-class IEEE 1588 grandmaster with extensive port fanout for PTP, NTP, SyncE and legacy ports such as E1/T1, 10 MHz, ToD and 1 pps. TimeProvider 4100 is a family of devices that offers a choice of oscillators, expansion modules (E1/T1 or 10GE/1GE) and operation modes. Operation Modes are configurations with specific capabilities, all based on the same device, which can act as a:
TimeProvider 4100 v2.2 expands on three key core capabilities that are necessary for operators of critical infrastructure:
TimeProvider 4100 is a key element of the virtual PRTC (vPRTC) end-to-end solution composed of Cesium atomic clocks, BlueSky™ GNSS Firewall, TimeProvider 4100 ePRTC, TimeProvider 4100 chain of high-performance boundary clocks, TimeProvider 4100 gateway clocks and TimePictra® Synchronization and Management System.
The new SyncServer with BlueSky technology detects GPS jamming and spoofing related anomalies in real-time to protect essential time and frequency outputs. When unexpected changes are detected and trust is compromised, alarms are sent and the BlueSky detectors respond to protect the ongoing integrity of the SyncServer’s timing operations.
The BlueSky GNSS Firewall is a cost-effective overlay solution that is installed between existing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas and GPS systems. Similar to a network firewall, the BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects already-deployed GPS systems inside the firewall from untrusted, sky-based signals outside the firewall. Software Release 2.0 includes charting and advanced threshold settings of GNSS observables such as satellites-in-view, carrier-to-noise, position dispersion, phase time deviation and Radio Frequency (RF) power level to simplify system turn-up and deployment.
Reliable packet-based networks require powerful, dependable and intelligent management tools. The TimePictra software suite provides control and visibility of the entire end-to-end synchronization network including the virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC).
The virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC) is a highly secure and resilient network-based timing architecture that has been developed to meet the expanding needs of modern critical infrastructures. It blends proven timing technologies into a centralized and protected source location and then uses commercial fiber optic network links and advanced IEEE® 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) boundary clocks to distribute 100 ns PRTC timing where it is needed in end points that might be hundreds of kilometers away.