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 time server appliances and GPS master clocks globally.

Network time servers in sync with each other
Accurate time synchronization across networks using time servers

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

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 PTP grandmaster (IEEE-1588v2) for applications that require microsecond accuracy on networks and devices.

Discover why we’re the world leader in Resilient timing.

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White Rabbit: Sub-Nanosecond Timing

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.

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Mobile Mission Rugged Timing

Mobile Mission Rugged Timing

A low SWaP, high performance GPS master clock and network time server that delivers accurate, software configurable time and frequency signals.

VersaSync GPS Master Clock
Local Oscillator Distributor

Local Oscillator Distributor

Distribution of sine clocks with minimal degradation at short distances, which is crucial for accurate timing in particle accelerators.

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TSync Timing Boards

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.

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ART Card

ART Card

The ART Card is the first Timing Card leveraging the small SWaP of the mR0-50 Rubidium oscillator on a PCle board.

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Case Studies

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 PNT challenges.

Why Choose Safran

  • We are the Reference
    We are the Reference

    With the most extensive PNT portfolio in the world, we are leading the world in Resilient Timing, Atomic Clocks, and Aircraft Beacons, while disrupting the landscape of GNSS Simulation.

  • We are Everywhere
    We are Everywhere

    We’re trusted by Government Agencies, Militaries, and Critical Infrastructures around the world, and we have the most atomic clocks in space.

  • Built-to-Order
    Built-to-Order

    When customization counts, we are the leader in delivering ruggedized, field-tested form factors and configurations for your application. No matter the complexity, contact us to discuss your needs.

  • The Best Support. Period.
    The Best Support. Period.

    Our support team is your support team. We see each ticket through with a personal touch and world-class expertise.

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