Timing and Sync
Safran Time Servers and Master Clocks
Precision timing is critical for defense and commercial industries and powering essential network operations. Safran offers secure time servers and solutions for accurate network synchronization, ensuring security, compliance, and adherence to best practices. Safran excels in delivering precision timing solutions, including 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. time server appliances and Global Positioning System is a navigation satellite system. See also master clocks globally.
Why You Need An NTP Time Server
Time is critical for transactions across computer networks. Many events on the network need accurate time to initiate and control processes, and complete transactions such as authentication. Accurate time for time stamps and log files are important for billing systems, network diagnostics, digital forensics, high-reliability databases and process analysis.
Clocks in electronic devices are not designed for accuracy. A typical clock can drift more than one hour in a year. The solution is to employ network time synchronization.
Time synchronization is an important criterion for efficient network operations. A network time synchronization implementation is simple and relies on a time server for ntp as a network master clock and time reference. The characteristics determine the security, reliability, and accuracy as well as the ease of manageability of the network time application.
The SecureSync® Time Server
SecureSync, the most secure synchronized time solution on the market, incorporates customizable components in hardware, software, or system integration. This ensures you get exactly what you need while keeping the ownership costs to a minimum.
Safran fully supports the implementation of 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 (IEEE-1588v2) for applications that require microsecond accuracy on networks and devices.
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White Rabbit: Sub-Nanosecond Timing
White Rabbit is a collaborative project including CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and other partners from universities and industry to develop a fully deterministic Ethernet-based network for general purpose data transfer and sub-nanosecond accuracy time transfer.
TSync Timing Boards
Synchronize one or more computer- or instrument chassis-based systems to a time code, providing accurate timing, time stamps for external events, time-based interrupts, and time reference & frequency signals to other devices. Our TSync line provides board-level timing ideal for domain controllers and other embedded applications. Available in PCIe and VPX. Includes Windows and Linux drivers.
The world’s most critical applications rely on Safran GPS NTP servers and solutions. Check out some of our case studies, and contact us when you are ready to discuss how Safran can solve your Position, Navigation, and Timing: PNT and map data combine to create the GPS service. challenges.