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Spectracom SecureSync PTP Grandmaster

PTP Grandmaster Clock

PTP Grandmaster Clock
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PTP Grandmaster Clock

As methods of data transfer evolve, so too does the need for increased speed in information transmission. Precision Time Protocol (PTP), as defined by the IEEE 1588 standard, provides the most advanced method of synchronisation over today's Ethernet networks. To support optimum network time synchronisation, Spectracom supports the latest features of Precision Time Protocol Version 2 (PTP v2) in its SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock system. Up to 6 PTP ports can be added, each one creating a physically isolated network, allowing for maximum scalability to handle the expansion of your network infrastructure.

Offering the most advanced combination of network timing accuracy, security, and capability available on the market, the SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock is the premiere network time and synchronisation solution for your mission-critical applications. Equipped with an innovative 10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit PTP Option Module (model 1204-32), the SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock uses standard SFP's to connect your copper of fiber networks. It boasts industry leading throughput due its dedicated resources devotes solely to PTP operations. PTP functions are implemented in hardware and separated from all other management functions resulting in much higher performance and reliability.

The SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock is designed for high performance/low-latency computing applications in financial, industrial, and defence markets with an enhanced level of timing performance, so that the management of real-time events over wide areas is drastically improved. This rack-mountable and modular precise time referencec/source includes options for other precise time and frequency functions such as reading and generating IRIG timecode formats capable of delivering accuracy from microseconds to tens of nanoseconds to various devices.

Add STL to GPS or GNSS input references to improve resilience, or use STL alone for indoor applications.

To achieve the best performance, use PTP to precisely distribute time across a LAN from the SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock to our TimeKeeper™ LINUX PTP precision software client installed in your servers (see TimeKeeper datasheet). PTP ensures that you will get the best time transfer performance over a managed network.

Manufacturer spectracom
Part No. SecureSync-PTP-GM
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 RFC1305 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 assignment
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, tc.)
SMTP: Email
Network Ports RJ-45, 10/100 Base-T
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 SAASM: GPS L1 & L2 (1227.6MHz); 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 mintes
Antenna system - sold separately
Oscillator Standard Oscillator: OCXO
Optional Oscillators: TCXO, Low Phase Noise OCXO (LPN OCXO), Rubidium (Rb), Low Phase Noise Rubidium (LPN Rb)
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
Rb - 50W normal, 80W start-up
LPN Rb - 52W normal, 85W 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: