Many industries and applications require precise time & frequency synchronisation to ensure optimum system performance, accuracy and reliability and the recent expansion and availability of global navigation systems and related infrastructure means that the eco-system that has been created has become more reliant on GNSS signals. It is therefore important to make sure systems are protected against temporary loss of signal.
The SecureSync, from Aspen Electronics, is able to combine Spectracom’s precision master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design offering a powerful time & frequency reference system at the lowest cost of ownership.
The modular, rugged chassis design, with built-in time and frequency functions can be extended with up to 6 input/output modules. Included with the base unit is an extremely accurate 1PPS timing signal aligned to a 10-MHz frequency signal without any 10-MHz phase discontinuity. Different internal oscillators are available depending on your requirement for holdover and phase noise.
On-board clocks synchronize to a variety of external references including GPS & GLONASS. Choose from a variety of option cards to add to your configuration of timing signals, including additional 1PPS, 10-MHz, time code (IRIG, ASCII, HaveQuick), other frequencies (5-MHz, 2.048-MHz, 1.544-MHz), telecom T1/E1 data rates, multi-network NTP, and PTP. Modules can be customized for your exact requirements.
To support network time synchronization, SecureSync is able to support the latest features of network time protocol (NTP) and precision time protocol (PTP, IEEE-1588v2). An optional multi-port NTP configuration allows for operation across 4 isolated LAN segments. Up to 6 PTP ports can be added to operate in various PTP deployments.
SecureSync is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices. It ensures accurate timing through multiple references, tamper-proof management, and extensive logging. Robust network protocols are used to allow for easy but secure configuration. Features can be enabled or disabled based on your network policies. Installation is aided by DHCP (IPv4), AUTOCONF (IPv6), and a front-panel keypad and display. SecureSync® is powered by AC on an IEC60320 connector with DC as back-up, or as primary, if required.
Many industries and applications rely on precise timing and Spectracom have designed a number of specific configurations for; PTP Grandmaster, Enterprise, Land Mobile Radio and military/defence SASSM applications to name a few. Other applications include; Aviation & Space, Medical, Industrial & Motor Control, Alternative Energy and Power Solutions, plus Communications and Broadcast.