Smart grid automation requires extremely precise time accuracy and stability for tasks such as peak-hour billing, virtual power generators, or outage management. It is also necessary for the automatic protection of high voltage lines that are permanently supervised, when a substations detects an event, it is timestamped and transmitted to ensure correct operation.
The support of Power profile, PRP and IRIG-B make Net.Time ideal for the new digital substations with support of both, legacy and new interfaces. In substations many resources require accurate synchronization ranging from microseconds to milliseconds.
5G operators require accurate phase and time alignment on the backhaul of the wireless network in order to maintain frame alignment otherwise users may suffer network outages during handover between nodes. These next generation networks have very stringent time and phase synchronization requirements which helps improve the experience of users whilst enabling new location based services and IoT applications. Net.Time is deployed at the edges in telecom networks and generally is configured as a boundary clock to provide a high level of accuracy and protection with signals such as PTP, SyncE, PPS, T1/E1 and MHz.
Time synchronisation is essential within Navigation Systems, especially with Air Traffic control wihere time error could be critical with planes flying at high speed. Legacy signals such as IRIG-B, NTP and TDM are still in use, but are progressively being replaced by PTP time-stamping systems to provide accurate and consistent synchronization. Net.Time equipped with atomic oscillators disciplined through GNSS can provide the required time accuracy for within use within air traffic control centres and airports.
Financial services rely on accurate, reliable timing synchronisation for computer systems and applications, both to deliver competitive advantage and fulfil legal requirements. Distributed systems and transactions need to be based on the same time reference with traceability to UTC, and the ability to log time-stamped events in a chronological sequence. Net.Time provides class leading accuracy, delivering financial organisations with performance to deliver operational requirements whilst ensuring legal complicance.
Net.Time is a new generation clock conceived to simplify transition to accurate IEEE 1588 / PTP timing. Net.Time provides seamless translation between protocols such as NTP, PTP, SyncE, ToD or IRIG-B to PTP and viceversa. It also facilitates the interconnection between different PTP networks with for example Telecom and Power profiles. Equipped with a Rubidium or OCXO oscillator, Net.Time supports the widest variety of time references and distribution signals in order to simplify the synchronization of new and legacy appliances.
Configurable as a Master, Boundary or Slave clock, Net.Time can distribute a large variety of timing signals including PTP, NTP, SyncE, ToD, IRIG-B, PPS, T1, E1and MHz. Equipped with either the atomic Rubidium or OXCO oscillator , Net.Time can satisfy the highest time accuracy in the event of hold-over, maintaining an excellent time stability in locked mode. Net.Time is extremely flexible accepting multiple clock references to discipline the internal circuits, GNSS is the default reference but signals such as PTP, NTP, SyncE, ToD and IRIG-B can also be used as main reference inputs and can be activated in a hierarchical arrangement.
Net.Time is available with dual redundant AC and DC power supplies, it is also possible to mix AC and DC supplies within one chassis
Net.Time comes as standard with an OCXO clock that provides excellent performance and can be used in holdover mode, a Rubidium clock option is available for those that recquire even better accuracy and superior holdover performance
Net.Time supports multiple input types as the main reference including PTP, NTP, SyncE, ToD and IRIG-B