It is key to protect your IT enterprise systems’ operational integrity with secure, precise, automatic and reliable time synchronisation.  Accurately synchronised clocks are critical for network log file accuracy, security, billing systems, electronic transactions, database integrity, VoIP, and other essential applications.

Timing accuracy in enterprise IT networks has advanced to levels beyond what can be supported by standard NTP clients. PTP with hardware timestamping and faster message update rates is increasingly being used to meet these accuracy requirements. To ease PTP configuration and facilitate equipment interoperability, the IETF have established the PTP enterprise profile which is fully supported in Microchip's SyncServer S6xx series network time servers.

The hybrid nature of the PTP enterprise profile allows for the grandmaster to send a single common multicast sync message to a large number of PTP slave clocks, while also allowing the grandmaster to respond to individual unicast delay request messages from individual slave clocks with a discrete unicast delay response message to that slave clock only. This allows for highly efficient and scalable deployment of PTP in large enterprise IT networks.

Chronos’ partner Microchip's next generation GPS network time synchronisation products provide high performance, flexible and automated time distribution solutions to precisely, securely and consistently manage time on enterprise servers and desktops — critical to the integrity of any business. Microchip's 9611B Intelligent Switch & Distribution System is a flexible and versatile intelligent switching, monitoring and distribution system, packaged in a 1U rack-mount chassis that can distribute a wide range of signal formats. Microchip’s bc637PCIe PCI express timing module provides extremely accurate time and frequency to the host computer and peripheral systems. Time is typically acquired from time code signals such as IRIG B.

Chronos also offers TimePort a low power, portable device that maintains time to within hundreds of nanoseconds or Coordinated Universal Time UTC despite being disconnected from both GPS and external power sources.

In addition, Chronos offers the ViaLite range of GPS RF over fibre solutions.  RF signals over optical fibre offers many advantages such as ultra low RF loss over very long distances, signal immunity to electric and magnetic fields and easy deployment and is an ideal replacement for coaxial cable technology. Chronos offers systems that are plug-and-play replacements of existing copper networks.