Timing and Sync
Defense and commercial industries worldwide need precision timing to support critical network operations. Network accuracy, security, compliance, and best practices all require the resilient time synchronization provided by Safran’s portfolio of NTP time servers, network time servers, NTP appliances, APNT products & solutions. Whenever accuracy, safety, security and reliability are critical, Safran is #1 in the world for resilient timing and synchronization.
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 is also very important for billing systems, network diagnostics, digital forensics, high-reliability databases and process analysis.
Yet 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 network time server as a network master clock. The characteristics of a network time server determine the security, reliability, and accuracy as well as the ease of manageability of the network time application.
Accurate, Secure Timing
GNSS / GPS Time Servers
The most secure timing available, the SecureSync GNSS / GPS time server is built on a platform of configurable capability components, either by hardware, software or system integration, to offer precisely what you need at the lowest cost of ownership.
Safran fully supports the implementation of PTP (IEEE-1588v2) for applications that require microsecond accuracy on networks and devices.
Find out why we’re the world leader in Resilient 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.
GNSS / GPS Network Time Server, Navigation System, and Master Clock
VersaPNT is next-generation resilient position, navigation, and timing in a small, rugged package. GNSS performance is augmented with advanced alternative PNT technologies to ensure your system is always ready to perform accurately and reliably.
Resilient Timing and Cybersecurity
Interference Detection and Mitigation (IDM) is becoming a larger cybersecurity issue with the reliance on GPS/GNSS signals carrying the burden of making them an attractive vector of attack. Safran’s suite of IDM Solutions will protect your time and location data in any environment.
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 & frequency reference 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 solutions. Check out some of our case studies, and reach out when you are ready to discuss how Safran can solve your PNT challenges.
In the News
Safran is a proven, trusted leader in providing Timing solutions.
"Time, Time, Time: See What Resiliency Brings" — GPS World Cover Story
GPS Interference Detection Now Standard on Orolia Time Servers
Orolia Selected by Raytheon to Support US Missile Defense System
Orolia Announces Successful Synchronization in Multiple Indoor Locations with Spectracom SecureSync Time Server and Satelles STL Signal