Chronos and ViaLite supporting ultra-fast timing for financial institutions

As financial institutions around the world are seeking to offer the fastest trading speeds possible to support high-frequency trading and comply to MiFID II, their IT systems need highly accurate timing signals which are acquired from the GPS satellite network. Specialist supplier of ultra-precise timing solutions Chronos Technology and RF over fibre manufacturer PPM have collaborated to support ultra-fast trading speeds at financial institutions and data centres combining ViaLite RF over fibre and Chronos’s portable time system, TimePort.

RF over fibre allows the signals from the GPS antennas to be sent over longer distances to remotely located time servers without any deterioration in quality – an application unsuitable for copper cable due to its poor performance at high frequencies.