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Spectracom SecureSync Enterprise Reference System

Enterprise-class Network Time Server

Enterprise-class Network Time Server
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Enterprise-class Network Time Server

SecureSync combines Spectracom's precision master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design in a 1RU chassis to bring you a powerful, scalable and flexible time server. It supports a wide variety of network synchronisation and management protocols. The base model comes with a built-in 10/100 base-T Ethernet port for network management and high-performance NTP which can serve more than 7,500 NTP requests per second. It includes all the latest functions of NTPv4. It can be deployed in combination of other stratum-1 NTP server(s) and can be expanded through option modules.

Options Modules Extend Synchronisation Capability

A unique capability of SecureSync is to add hardware options at initial deployment or later as your network grows. An option adds three (3) 10/100/1000 interfaces to deliver NTP to multiple isolated LAN segments at 1GigE. Two other options add PTPv2 functionality to the unit. One option is for a configurable master/slave PTP operation over a 1Gb network interface. The other is for PTP grandmaster functionality at 1GigE. Up to six (6) of either types of ports can be added. Each PTP port is configured and operates independently to improve PTP performance since its processor is independent of all others in the system.

Along with precision 10 MHz and 1PPS outputs, all other physical synchronisation signals can be generated as options so you can leverage your networking timing deployment to specific devices. Many of these signals can be used as references for redundancy or for other applications such as syncing across security boundaries via optical fiber.

Reliability and Scalability Supports All Timing Network Architectures

Several features support reliability and redundancy. Multi-GNSS operation is available as an option to add Galileo/GLOBASS/BeiDou/QZSS signals to the GPS reference to improve signal availability. SecureSync can also be deployed without the expense of a GPS receiver to operate as a stratum-2 server. Units among the same stratum can be set as NTP peers. Any other timing source can also be a reference such as T1/E1, time code, 1PPS, etc. You set the priority from all the available references. An internal oscillator maintains timing accuracy if all references are lost. Choose from TCXO, 2 types of OCXO and Rubidium. Add STL to GPS or GNSS to improve resilience, or use STL alone for indoor applications.

A Network-centric Approach

SecureSync is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices. It ensures tamper-proof management and extensive logging. Robust network protocols are used to allow for easy but secure configuration. Features can be enabled or disabled based on your network policies. Installation is aided by DHCP (IPv4), AUTOCONF (IPv6) or SLAAC, and a front-panel keypad and dispay, and a command-line interface. A modern web browser user interface supports configuration unit and an optional monitor of synchronisation quality throughout the network.

Manufacturer spectracom
Part No. SecureSync-Enterprise
End of Life? No
Width 425 mm
Height 44 mm
Depth 364 mm
Weight [Kg] 2.95
Time/Frequency Output CE, UL, cUL, CSA, FCC part 15 class A, ROHS, WEEE
Ordering Information Base Units:
X = Power, Y = Internal Oscillator, Z = Primary Reference
For example, A SecureSync base unit with AC power, OCXO internal oscillator, and GPS as the primary reference is Model Number 1200-013. It comes with a 10/100 Base-T network port and 1 each 1PPS and 10 MHz output signals. Order option modules for additional input/output functions.
Timing Protocols NTP v2, v3, v4: Conforms with or exceeds RFC 1305 and 5905
Supports Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast, MD5 encryption, Peering, Stratum 2, Autokey
SNTP v3, v4: Conforms with or exceeds RFC 1769, 2030, 4330, and 5905
Time (RFC 868)
Daytime (RFC 867)
IEEE-1588v2 (PTP) via option card(s)
NTP over Anycast
Management IPv4/IPv6: Dual stack
DHCPv4/DHCPv6 (AUTOCONF)/SLAAC: Automatic IP address
Authentication: LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+
Syslog: Logging
SNMP: Supports v1, v2c, and v3 (no auth/auth/priv) with Enterprise MIB
Communications HTTP: Browser-based configuration and monitoring
Telnet: Remote configuration
FTP Server: Access to files (logs, etc.)
SMTP: Email
Network Ports RJ-45, 10/100-baseT
Front Panel LED segments displays time
Lockable keypad and configurable LCD display for network set-up
Power/Status LEDs
Serial Set-Up Interface RS-232 communications on DB-9 connector
Receivers GNSS Receiver:
Connector - Type N, +5V to power active antenna
Frequency - GPS L1 (1575.42 MHz); optional Multi-GNSS: Galileo E1 (1575.42MHz), GLONASS L1 (1602.0 MHz), BeiDou B1 (1561.1 MHz), QZSS L1 (1575.42 MHz)
Satellite tracking - 1 to 72, T-RAIM satellite error management
Synchronization time - Cold Start < 15 minutes, Warm Start < 5 minutes
Antenna system - sold separately
Oscillator TCXO, OCXO, LPN OCXO or Rubidium
Time/Frequency Output 1PPS - TTL (5VDC), into 50 ohm BNC
10 MHz - +13 dBm into 50 ohms, BNC
Power Choice of:
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10% or 100-120 VAC, 400 Hz, 10% from IEC60320 connector; power cord included
12-17 VDC, -15% to +20% or 21-60 VDC, -15% to +20%, secure locking device
Auto-failover in the case of AC and DC

Power draw:
TCXO - 40W normal, 50W start-up
OCXO - 40W normal, 50W start-up
Rubidium - 50W normal, 80W start-up
Environmental Temperature Operating:
-20 to +65°C (+55°C for Rb)

-40 to +85°C
Environmental Humidity 0%-95% RH non-condensing @ 40°C
Environmental Altitude Operating:
100-240 VAC up to 6,560 ft (2,000 m);
100-120 VAC up to 13,123 ft (4,000 m);
12-17 VDC and 21-60 VDC up to 13,123 ft (4,000 m)

45,000 ft (13,700 m)
Environmental Shock Operating:
15g,11ms half sine wave

50g, 11ms half sine wave

Environmental Vibration Operating:


Standard Five Year Limited Warranty1
Oscillator for rubidium option is warranted for two years
Extended warranty is available