# Use Cases

Clock Synchronization in Distributed Real-Time Systems


Problem We Solve

In distributed real-time systems, which are pivotal in applications ranging from telecommunications to critical infrastructure management, clock synchronization is a fundamental necessity. The challenge lies in ensuring that all components of the system, often spread across multiple locations, operate on a unified time standard. Without precise synchronization, these systems can suffer from data inconsistencies, operational inefficiencies, and difficulties in fault diagnosis and system coordination, leading to potential service disruptions and compromised system integrity.

Why It’s Important

Clock synchronization in distributed real-time systems is critical for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures the reliability and accuracy of operations, as many real-time applications depend on time-stamped data for decision-making and process control. Secondly, it facilitates system-wide coordination, allowing various components to operate seamlessly together. This is particularly important in systems where timing discrepancies can lead to serious operational failures. Lastly, precise synchronization is often a regulatory requirement in many sectors, making it not just an operational necessity but also a compliance issue.

How We Solve It

Safran’s NTP Time Server, SecureSync, offers a robust and reliable solution for clock synchronization in distributed real-time systems. It combines precision timekeeping technology, such as GPS/GNSS-based synchronization, with advanced internal oscillators, delivering a highly accurate and stable time reference. This time reference is distributed across all nodes of the system, ensuring that each component operates on the same precise time standard. SecureSync is designed to maintain its accuracy even in GPS/GNSS-challenged environments, making it ideal for a wide range of applications and geographical locations.

Why Choose Us?

Selecting Safran’s SecureSync for your distributed real-time systems offers several key advantages:

Precision and Reliability: SecureSync provides exceptional accuracy in timekeeping, essential for the stringent demands of real-time systems.

Resilience to Disruptions: Its design ensures consistent performance even in environments where GPS/GNSS signals are weak or unavailable.

Scalable Solution: Whether it’s a small network or a large, distributed system, SecureSync can be scaled to meet specific synchronization needs.

Regulatory Compliance: Our solution helps adhere to various industry-specific time synchronization standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Expertise and Support: Safran brings a wealth of experience in time synchronization technologies, backed by comprehensive support and customization services.

Incorporating Safran’s SecureSync into distributed real-time systems enhances operational efficiency, data integrity, and regulatory compliance, thus supporting the overall robustness and reliability of these critical systems.