Chronos Technology

Customer Endorsements

We are proud of the feedback we receive from our customers and partners. We have published a selection below:

SyncWatch

SyncWatch

  • Chronos testing and analysis expertise recognised

    "Synchronization is a highly specialized area which requires a very high level of understanding and knowledge of advanced telecommunication systems. Laboratory Testing and mapping the performance of newly developed telecom synchronization circuits, and the verification of their concurrence with the relevant standards is a complex technological task mastered by only a few experts. The capabilities demonstrated to me by the highly professional team at Chronos Technology helped us profoundly to… read more...
  • SyncWatch used to prove compliance to standards

    "In our labs we also use SyncWatch to carry out compliance to Standards and interoperability testing. These tools have undoubtedly given us the synchronisation visibility we needed as we migrate to a wholly Ethernet / IP world." Mobile Operator, Europe read more...
  • SyncWatch makes sync. performance visible for the first time

    "Having a network independent testing and monitoring solution like SyncWatch gives us the synchronisation performance data we need to ensure good reliability and performance." Network Operator, Scandinavia read more...
  • Assessing NGN sync. technologies prior to vendor selection

    "SyncWatch Standalone has been used to help assess the performance of next generation synchronisation technologies prior to final selection." Network Operator, Scandinavia read more...
  • Proving PTP / 1588 performance in every metro ring

    "We are currently deploying SyncWatch probes in every metro ring when PTP / 1588 synchronisation is used for delivering timing over our packet only RAN." Mobile Operator, Global read more...
  • Sync. performance assessed at key points in network

    "SyncWatch is used to assess synchronisation quality at key points in our Next Generation networks as they evolve." Mobile Operator, Europe read more...
  • SyncWatch delivers consistent and valuable data for network operator

    "Telia Denmark has been using Chronos synchronisation (timing) testing & monitoring solutions for some time now with very good results." Jan Christensen, Telia Denmark read more...
  • SyncWatch probe is the most flexible sync. monitoring appliance.

    The SyncWatch probe is the most flexible sync. monitoring appliance. "SyncWatch probes are the Telecom Industry’s most flexible synchronisation data acquisition devices." Paul Phelan, CTO, Data Edge read more...
  • SyncWatch helps in the lab and in the operational network

    "SyncWatch together with Microsemi’s TimeMonitor software is an extremely flexible system that helps us in the lab and in the wider operating network." Jan Christensen, Telia Denmark read more...
  • Simply deployed SyncWatch quickly identified network issues

    "During a successful trial period, Chronos' synchronisation monitoring tool SyncWatch has helped us more quickly identify network issues that might have developed to affect the quality of the mobile services we are responsible for delivering to our clients. SyncWatch is easy to deploy and operate and gives us practical information we can use to improve our network proactively." Robert Angus, Manager Transmission Support. Tele2 AB (Sweden) read more...
  • Assuring sync. quality in legacy networks

    "TDC has been working with Chronos for 18 months on a SyncWatch rollout program. SyncWatch is providing TDC with real time valuable network performance data at a significant number of exchange sites. This new QOS information is used to ensure we continue to provide a stable and reliable network infrastructure on which our services are delivered. TDC has been very happy with the commitment and communication (including fault escalation procedures) from Chronos." Claus Bundgaard, Manager Backbone… read more...
  • Tracking down intermittent sync. problems with SyncWatch

    "We have been using SyncWatch for more than 6 months. The probes are easy to deploy making it simple to move around our network as required. Initially we've been using the system to investigate specific problems in our network including some very intermittent faults but later I hope to deploy it in a more permanent way. SyncWatch is capturing intermittent faults in our network, faults that are never there when an engineer visits site with traditional test equipment! With this information we are… read more...
  • SyncWatch - a cost effective approach to sync. performance monitoring

    "We know how important synchronisation is in traditional networks. With packet technology it is even more critical. We liked the fact that the Chronos SyncWatch solution could be used not only to analyse end-to-end sync in our test set-up, but also to monitor sync performance in the live network 24 hours a day. That made SyncWatch a very cost effective approach for us. We investigated a number of options, but they simply didn’t match the versatility of the Chronos offering." Thomas… read more...
  • SyncWatch for the lab and the field

    “Using Chronos we are able to use the same instrumentation for certification testing in the lab and in the field producing strictly comparable and consistent results in both environments. The same instrumentation also provides accurate performance measurement and analysis over the long term“, says Bob Mandeville, President of Iometrix.“ Bob Mandeville, President of Iometrix read more...
  • Custom Sync testing solution developed for Banverket

    “We have been very pleased with the planning, design and integration of the sync monitoring solution from Chronos Technology and look forward to working with them again in future. The bespoke unit designed by Chronos is ideal for our needs being mobile, compact and light which, together with the software, provides outstanding system visibility.” Thomas Johansson, Technical Department, Banverket read more...

Sync MasterClass

Sync MasterClass

  • Tackling advanced synchronisation issues

    "As a technical expert, I was approached on short notice to provide some highly focused synchronization training. I worked with Chronos to use the Sync MasterClass course material as the foundation to provide my students with a solid background necessary in order to begin to tackle advanced synchronization issues. With this solid base established, I was then able to develop additional training focused to their specific complex design issues. This ultimately advanced my client’s capabilities by… read more...
  • An excellent overview of synchronisation techniques, performance and tools

    "The Chronos MasterClass course gave me an excellent overview of synchronisation techniques, the importance of synchronisation quality and measurement methods, but also of the limitations of present technology. Leif Geert Petersen, Principal Staff Engineer, Motorola (Denmark) read more...
  • "Just what I needed in my role as a Network Designer"

    Chronos's Sync MasterClass course was exactly what I needed in my role as a Network Designer, highlighting all the issues I needed to consider. The level of technical understanding demonstrated by the lecturer was outstanding, covering all aspects of sync from basics, through metrics to planning and best practices. Highly recommended." Andy Fox, Senior Design Engineer, Marconi (UK) read more...
  • Chronos Sync. Masterclass is better than the competition

    "I've been working with different transmission systems since the early 80´s but the focus on synchronisation issues has always been lacking. I attended the International Synchronisation MasterClass in the spring of 2003 together with three colleagues and found it very rewarding. After the course we started measurement of our mobile network and quite soon found the cause of problems for poor handover and missed calls in the network. We subsequently attended an internal synchronisation course… read more...
  • "Excellent course! Within a week I was able to use the information and knowledge"

    "Excellent course! Within a week I was able to use the information and knowledge gained from the course to resolve a network problem." Björn Bratell, Platforms Specialist, Telenor AB (Sweden) read more...
  • Masterclass provides excellent foundation in synchronisation

    "The Synchronisation MasterClass provided me with excellent under pinning knowledge for our new sync platform rollout. Prior to attending the course I had built up a working knowledge of sync over a 12 year period so the structured delivery of the course pulled all my understanding of sync together and moved them onto an enhanced level. Training was delivered in such a way that it remained structured and relevant but relaxed. The modules take the student from the fundamentals through to… read more...
  • The importance of end to end synchronisation highlighted by Sync. Masterclass

    "Attending the Chronos Synchronisation MasterClass course has made me focus on the impact of synchronisation quality within the Tele2 network, from access to the core.'' Robert Angus, Manager Transmission Support. Tele2 AB (Sweden) read more...
  • Masterclass in sync. condensed months of research in to days

    "Synchronisation is a small but highly specialised area which requires a good deal of technical knowledge to understand. The Synchronisation MasterClass provided all this information in a practical and constructive way that was easy to understand. To have gathered all the information provided during this training myself would have taken me weeks if not months of solid research. I have been able to actively utilise the knowledge gained from the training event in my workplace, particularly around… read more...
  • Course material and the delivery exceeded the promises

    "We worked with Chronos to run a Synchronisation Masterclass for our clients in Ireland this spring. The event was well attended and I have to say the quality of the course material and the delivery even exceeded the promises Chronos gave us prior to the event. After the course all our clients felt able to praise the event and recognised it had given them significant value. I now feel able to recommend this course to any organisation supporting end customers in the field of Synchronisation."… read more...
  • Comprehensive training course delivered by a highly competent expert

    "The International Sync. Masterclass delivered by Chronos is a very comprehensive training course that was delivered by a highly competent expert in the area of Synchronisation. The course explores synchronisaton in different technologies and explains how individual technologies in the network may affect the eventual traceability of Synchronisation for the end user (the persons who buy services from the Operator). It was important for me to understand how key network elements, such as future… read more...
  • Course material used to develop company synchronisation guidelines

    "The Chronos Masterclass was a very useful course for me. The course notes are very comprehensive and I will be using the information I gained to further develop the synchronisation guidelines within my company." Maged Itani, Transmission Planning. O2 GmbH (Germany) read more...
  • Interesting and enjoyable - unusual for very technical subject

    I attended the Synchronisation Masterclass to provide myself with an alternative viewpoint of frequency and timing and an idea of the problems encountered in other systems that might be of relevance to our own technology and products. The course was well structured, well delivered and the content was all good solid stuff. It was interesting and enjoyable, and it is unusual to be able to say that about a very dry technical subject. Adrian Turner, Principal Engineer, Tandberg Television (UK) read more...
  • SyncMasterclass - a valuable part of engineering competence

    "With respect to Chronos Sync MasterClass, a number of my colleagues have already attended the course and it has been considered very valuable in their competence process." Stefano Ruffini, Network Synchronization Center, Ericsson (Italy) read more...
  • Latvian Sync Masterclass is a quality event

    "Dan Communications recently worked with Chronos to deliver a Sync Masterclass course in Latvia. Being a Distributor of synchronisation equipment I wanted to bring the very latest knowledge and experience to our clients so they are able to make the best business decisions. My colleagues and I were very impressed with the quality of the course content and delivery. The course has helped us develop our technical knowledge too allowing us to better support our clients. I feel able to recommend… read more...
  • "I recommend this course to all senior field engineers dealing with transmission"

    "My expectations from the course were well met. This course is not for absolute beginners and an appreciation of SDH and ATM technologies is a must. The generic "Synchronisation Masterclass" is good, but when tailored to meet the needs of a specific client must be even better. I recommend this course to all senior field engineers dealing with transmission in a project level. Also I think it would be an excellent course for transmission planners." Juha Sotka, Access Engineer, Nokia (Finland) read more...
  • SyncMasterclass is a perfect way to bring a team up to speed

    "With networks changing to packet based technology, the Chronos Synchronisation MasterClass was perfect to bring our team up to speed with time and timing in Next Generation Networks and also provide an up date on the latest changes in international standards for telecoms networks." Tommy Cook, CEO, Calnex Solutions - February 2008 read more...
  • Sync Masterclass delivers a balanced view

    "Attending the Chronos MasterClass in Synchronisation was an extremely useful exercise for me. The course provides an up to date and well balanced view of time & timing for anyone needing to know how this technology impacts wireline and wireless networks and the services enabled by synchronisation.I would thoroughly recommend anyone who will be looking at sync in the near future to attend." Dave Sargent, Product Marketing Manager, Alcatel-Lucent - May 2008 read more...
  • Sync Masterclass delivers accelerated learning

    "Synchronisation has been developing rapidly over the last 5 years and I wanted to be fully up to speed with those developments. The Chronos Synchronisation MasterClass is the perfect way to catch up with the impact of Next Generation Networks on timing and distribution for packet based networks. This is especially important for me as a contributor to network architecture developments within the FT Group and the impending change of emphasis from voice to data in terms of transport… read more...
  • Designing, managing, and troubleshooting sync

    "With Telecom transport networks rapidly adopting packet based technologies the need to manage sync qualities is becoming increasingly important. The Chronos Sync MasterClass is to my knowledge unique in that it offers 2 days of focused education on this topic, delivered by industry experts who have extensive practical knowledge of designing, managing and troubleshooting sync." Gunnar Eld, Product Manager, Transmode Systems AB read more...
  • Fast assessment and prioritiation of network events

    "BT have designed and deployed a small transmission network management and room environmental monitoring solution using equipment supplied by Chronos. Comprehensive training courses supplied by Chronos allowed the successful deployment of the solution using less time and resources than originally planned. This is a testament to the ease of use and simplicity of the equipment. Through the advanced alarm handling capabilities of the management system, the Operations team are able to assess and… read more...

Support

Support

  • Audit and design services show the way forward

    “Synchronisation is an essential part of both current and next generation networks being operated and deployed by Gamma Telecom. We have a requirement for multiple high quality timing sources and the level of technical support provided by Chronos and their commitment to successfully resolving any issues is impressive. The audit and design services from Chronos allow Gamma to plan our future synchronisation strategy effectively in the full knowledge that they will be sustainable and supportable… read more...
  • The best sync. support in the market

    Nick Judd, Core Network Support Manager for O2 said “As a leading provider of mobile services to consumers and businesses in the UK, including text & media messaging, games, music and video, as well as high speed packet data connections via GPRS, 3G and WLAN, O2 recognises the critical importance of timing in our network. Chronos offers undisputedly the best support available in the market place today and is always very responsive should any problems or issues arise.” Nick Judd, O2 (UK) read more...
  • "We have been very impresssed with the level of service received"

    "All equipment ordered from Chronos was delivered on schedule enabling us to complete a pre-production build to timescales. Reassuringly, everything has performed to our expectations, enabling us to fully comply with our customers' requirements. We have been very impresssed with the level of service received to date, and wish to pass on our appreciation to the design engineers and CTS team." Sacha Rossek, Design Engineer, Raytheon Systems Ltd (UK) read more...

Implementation

Implementation

  • Marconi, J Brandist

    "Thanks to John Lyons and his team for the work done to complete the successful transfer and re-installation of the Microsemi GPS/SSU equipment at Chorley. I appreciate your flexibility in working around the issues concerning the site clearance at Edge Lane, and availability of the facility at Chorley." John Brandist, Project Manager (Model Relocation), Marconi (UK) read more...
  • T-Mobile, P Larke

    "Chronos undertook the complete DCD - SSU2000 swap out project which ran very smoothly in sometimes difficult circumstances, beyond the control of the Chronos engineers. The change over of live feeds from old to new went very smoothly with no faults reported and documentation was thorough, to a good standard and well presented." Phil Larke, Core Network Planning, T-Mobile UK read more...
  • Critical project within schedule and budget

    “I wish to pass on my sincere thanks to all the team at Chronos for your help in delivering the OS Net upgrade project within schedule and budget. Your installation team performed beyond my expectations in keeping to the demanding schedule. Throughout the project they kept my team fully informed of any issues that might impact the schedule, which was crucial in a project of this nature. I felt our organisations worked well together and we would be happy to consider working with Chronos again… read more...
  • BT (UK), T Flavin

    "BT is both a client and business partner of Chronos Technology. During the time we have worked together Chronos have demonstrated themselves to be innovators and are amongst the world’s leaders in the important area of time and frequency. Chronos is a company that is able to deliver a total synchronisation solution that includes equipment deployment, support and consulting. I look forward to working with Chronos on future projects." Tony Flavin, Unit Manager, BT (UK) read more...
  • Chronos installation is a model for other subcontractors

    "We recently commissioned Chronos to survey, procure, install and commission specialist synchronisation equipment in a major new building build for one of our key client projects. I was so impressed with the quality of Chronos Method Statement Risk Assessment that I now hold this up as a model to our subcontractors. Chronos attention to detail in a very competitive environment is to be commended." Maggie Penman, Skanska read more...
  • T-Mobile, P Larke

    "Chronos Technology has been the supplier of network synchronisation equipment to T-Mobile for about 8 years. Over the last 4 years Chronos Technology have been supplying Microsemi equipment which has proved reliable. I have always found their work to be of a high standard delivered on time. Project documentation is to a high standard containing detailed survey reports for each site containing all relevant details, installation and planning staff are professional and thorough." Phil Larke, Core… read more...
  • Three (Hutchison 3G), P Dignam

    "John Lyons of Chronos has been the Technical Manager concerned with the rollout of synchronisation into the Three (formerly known as Hutchison 3G) Transmission network. John and his team have carried out the rollout of approximately 150 sites throughout the UK in a professional manner and ahead of schedule. The quality of installation and commissioning are exemplary and are regularly quoted to our suppliers as a benchmark that Three demand." Peter Dignam, Synchronisation Planning Engineer,… read more...
  • Telia Denmark, B Schultz

    Chronos’ solution utilising Microsemi’s sync platform was selected for our project because of two key factors. Firstly, we recognised that Chronos has the capability to deliver a total solution for us, including their own products and services. Secondly, we recognised the flexibility and future proofing we would gain by using the TimeProvider platform. Brian Schultz, Network Operations Manager, Telia Denmark read more...
  • GPS Reradiating Installation Capabilities from Chronos

    Introduction Chronos Technology provides a full GPS reradiating installation service from designing the layout and implementation of the solution through to comprehensive after sales support. The process starts with a site survey which provides a thorough investigation of the facilities to be covered, dimensions, access points, obstructions and detail mains power requirements. It also provides an Installation Method Statement and Risk Assessment analysis to illustrate to the client what… read more...

Consulting

Consulting

  • Feedback from Chronos UK Seminar - Phase Ready

    I just wanted to say thanks for the invite to the seminar. I found it very interesting, very professionally presented and managed. There seem to be a lot of seminars around at the moment and I can say that your one stoodout above the rest in terms of content, organisation and generally just a lot better than the others, irrespective of cost that to be honest seems to bear no relationship to content or quality. Steve Sharp, Technical Sales Manager The Kenton Group read more...
  • Partnership leverages Chronos expertise in all things time and timing

    "Memotec, as a major player in the provision of backhaul technology over satellite for remote mobile base stations, recognises the importance synchronisation plays in modern telecommunication networks. In order to assure our products remain fit-for-purpose, Memotec engaged Chronos for type approval testing and to establish a synchronisation development strategy for the coming years. We were extremely impressed with the GNSS, Time and Timing expertise available through the Chronos team and are… read more...
  • "We look forward to working with Chronos in the future."

    "Reelektronika has been working with Chronos to identify the performance requirements of timing and frequency in different markets. Our products have been evaluated by the Chronos team and we have been very pleased with the knowledge and depth of experience Chronos has in timing and frequency. We look forward to working with Chronos in the future." Dr Arthur Helwig, Reelektronika (The Netherlands) read more...
  • Chronos delivers profound product assessment

    "The capabilities demonstrated to me by the highly professional team at Chronos Technology helped us profoundly to assess the performance of our products and to improve their capabilities." Motti Goren, IP Clock read more...
  • Chronos appointed Synchronisation technology partner

    "Memotec, as a major player in the provision of backhaul technology over satellite for remote mobile base stations, recognises the importance synchronisation plays in modern telecommunication networks. In order to assure our products remain fit-for-purpose, Memotec engaged Chronos for type approval testing and to establish a synchronisation development strategy for the coming years. We were extremely impressed with the GNSS, Time and Timing expertise available through the Chronos team and are… read more...
  • Chronos demonstrates its significant knowledge and expertise

    "Reelektronika has been working with Chronos to identify the performance requirements of timing and frequency in different markets. Our products have been evaluated by the Chronos team and we have been very pleased with the knowledge and depth of experience Chronos has in timing and frequency. We look forward to working with Chronos in the future." Dr Arthur Helwig, Reelektronika read more...