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time server

A device that obtains the time of day for synchronizing PCs, servers, routers and switches on the local network. It picks up the time from the GPS satellites as well as NTP servers on the Internet. GPS time is the most accurate, but Internet time is used for backup. Using GPS time as a benchmark, time servers can monitor various Internet NTP servers and determine which is the most accurate. See NTP, UTC and GPS.


GPS Time Server
Network time servers such as this unit from Symmetricom provide the most accurate time for synchronization. The small, white GPS antenna (in rear) is like the one used in car navigation systems. (Image courtesy of Symmetricom, Inc., www.symmetricom.com)
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The SyncServer models are a fifth-generation network time server and the culmination of years of accumulated knowledge of customer requirements and years of focused R&D.
These precise and versatile network time servers synchronize clocks on computers and servers for large or expanding networks and are optimized for the ever-demanding high-bandwidth next-generation networks (NGNs).
Considering the host of infrastructure and application problems that network managers face with incorrect timing, Symmetricom's Next-Generation- Network Time Servers appear to be a well designed product aimed at a target market that needs it most," stated Sunderraju Ramachandran, program manager at Frost and Sullivan, a leading market research company.
Symmetricom is widely recognized for its portfolio of network time servers that meet the requirements of enterprises requiring high performance network time synchronization technology," said Paul Skoog, product marketing manager at Symmetricom's Government Business Unit.
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Easy, cost saving installation using existing Ethernet network and cabling to connect to time servers instead of dedicated cabling to transfer time signals
The SyncServer S300/S350 are ultra-precise network time servers that use the latest Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize time on servers, workstations and a variety of network elements for expanding IT enterprises.
These ultra-precise network time servers use the latest Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize time on servers, workstations and a variety of network elements for expanding IT enterprises.
Setting new standards for security, reliability, redundancy and versatility in network time servers, the SyncServer S300/S350 models continue the Symmetricom legacy of being the best-in-class network time servers in the world," commented John Hirsekorn, vice president of sales and marketing at Symmetricom.
Our internal clocks and the Symmetricom time servers are as reliable as any time devices in the world, but given the fact that businesses rely on us for providing time, we needed an absolute guarantee of 100 percent accuracy and 24x7 access," commented Peter Whibberley, senior research scientist for NPL.
After receiving multiple requests to provide time over the Internet, the organization converted two of the Symmetricom NTP (Network Time Protocol) time servers, giving the general public access to obtain the time.