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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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Symmetricom's TymServe 2100 network time server acquires time from the GPS satellite constellation, IRIG Time Code or Dialup Time Services (NIST, USNO) and distributes time using the Network Time Protocol, NTP.
To receive UTC via modem, users can connect to a net of public NTP time servers. More than 50 public primary servers synchronized to UTC are located in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Sadaway calls a time server via modem to set the system clock.
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External time sources can include Internet time servers or reliable local time sources such as GPS or clock cards.
The network services company Black Box Corp has launched GPS Network Time Server, its new primary clock that receives the UTC (Universal Time Co-ordinated) timescale directly from the GPS navigation system.
The TimeVault is a Stratum 1 network time server that provides precise network time protocol (NTP) time service for servers and workstations.
In addition, it has the ability to automatically synchronize its time with a standard time server on the Internet using standard NTP protocol if the server has Internet access.
Mr Pincher branded Mr Jenkins a "time server" and urged him to "wake up before it's too late".
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When I try to synchronize my time and date with an internet time server time.windows.
It operates as a Stratum One Time Server, acquiring time from the Global Positioning System (GPS) Navstar satellite constellation with absolute accuracy to the nearest microsecond.