Orolia Unveils its Latest Network Timing Edge Platform, EdgeSync™
A new, cost-effective small form factor designed for NTP and PTP functionality
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 13, 2021 – Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (Position, Navigation, and Timing: PNT and map data combine to create the GPS service.) solutions, has introduced EdgeSync™, a new, cost-effective network timing platform that provides Network Time Protocol (NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a widely used networking protocol that enables computers and devices to synchronize their system clocks with a reference time source. It ensures accurate timekeeping in computer networks by allowing devices to obtain precise time information from NTP servers, which are typically synchronized to highly accurate atomic clocks. NTP is essential for various applications and services that rely on synchronized time, such as network security, authentication, and data logging.) and Precision Time Protocol (Precision Time Protocol is a protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network. On a LAN network, PTP can enable the clocks on each server to be synchronized within a sub-microsecond range, thus making it suitable for demanding applications that require precise timing and control. PTP is standardized within IEEE-1588v2.) Grandmaster and Boundary Clock functionality for real-time edge applications.
High performance, scalability, ease of use, and manageability make EdgeSync particularly well-suited for a wide range of applications, including data centers, finance, mobile edge computing, enterprise, smart grid, industrial IoT, process control, and telecommunications.
“EdgeSync is a great addition to Orolia’s timing product line because it’s ideally suited to meet the demanding requirements of today’s modern networks, including 5G infrastructure,” said Jeremy Onyan, director of time sensitive networks at Orolia. “It delivers NTP and PTP capability to industries like process control, broadcast and telecom in a cost-efficient form factor that doesn’t sacrifice performance while taking advantage of the growing demand for edge applications.”
EdgeSync uses a multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems receiver (Global Positioning System is a navigation satellite system. See also, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS is a regional satellite system in the Asia/Pacific Region. Developed and maintained by the Japanese government, this satellite constellation provides similar services as GPS: location, navigation and timing.), PTP and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE - Synchronous Ethernet is a networking protocol that sends IP packets in a synchronous way from one node to another. This allows data and signals to be sent synchronously in IP networks. This solves the synchronization issue in networks, because without SyncE, networks are completely asynchronous and cannot send packets in a predictable way.) as input references and generates PTP, SyncE, NTP, and timing signals (10MHz, 1PPS and Time of Day message) as outputs. It features dual 1GbE ports for both copper RJ45 and optical network timing connections.
EdgeSync can also provide IEEE 1588-2008 (PTP) Grandmaster and Boundary Clock functionality. The device leverages unique industry-leading PTP algorithms to deliver stringent timing for demanding, precise applications and supports multiple industry PTP profiles for interoperability. An enhanced oscillator and PTP slave capacity option allow users to choose the EdgeSync performance level to meet their specific needs.
EdgeSync is currently available both in the Orolia Online Store (shipping to U.S. addresses only) and directly from Orolia technical sales representatives.
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