SecureSync Time Synchronization System
Modular Time & Frequency Synchronization System
SecureSync™ combines Spectracom’s precision master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design to bring you a powerful time & frequency reference system at the lowest cost of ownership. Military and commercial applications alike will benefit from its extreme reliability, security, and flexibility for synchronizing critical operations.
- Modular, secure synchronization system for mission critical networks
- Internal precision time-keeping via OCXO or Rb oscillator
- Supported input/output signals (type and quantity dependent on signal and configuration):
- GPS, Secure GPS (L1/L2, SAASM: GB-GRAM or MRU)
- Frequency (10 MHz, 5 MHz)
- PTP Grandmaster (or slave)
- Modular (configure-to-order) ruggedized shock and vibration-tested chassis
- Exceptional Operating Temperature Range of -20 C to +70 C
- High bandwidth NTP performance
- Ethernet 10/100 Base-T (GigE option)
- Secure Network Management: enable or disable protocols for encryption, authentication, authorization and accounting
- IPv4/IPv6 dual stack
- 5-Year Limited Warranty
SecureSync combines Spectracom’s precision master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design to bring you a powerful time & frequency reference system at the lowest cost of ownership. Military and commercial applications alike will benefit from its extreme reliability, security, and flexibility for synchronizing critical operations.
An important advantage of SecureSync is its unique rugged chassis designed to meet Mil 810F for environmental performance. The modular design provides for the most cost effective solution. Built-in time and frequency functions are extended with up to 6 input/output modules. Included with the base unit is an extremely accurate 1PPS timing signal aligned to a 10 MHz frequency signal without any 10 MHz phase discontinuity. A variety of internal oscillators are available depending on your requirement for holdover and phase noise. On-board clocks synchronize to a variety of external references as standard, factory-installed, or upgradeable options. Choose from a variety of option cards to add to your configuration of timing signals, including additional 1PPS, 10MHz, time code (IRIG, ASCII, HaveQuick), other frequencies (5 MHz, 2.048 MHz, 1.544 MHz), telecom T1/E1 data rates, multi-network NTP, and PTP. Modules can be customized for your exact requirements.
To support network time synchronization, SecureSync supports the latest features of network time protocol (NTP) and precision time protocol (PTP, IEEE-1588v2). An optional multi-port NTP configuration allows for operation across 4 isolated LAN segments. For security, system management can be restricted to a dedicated management LAN. Up to 6 PTP ports can be added to operate in various PTP deployments.
SecureSync is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices. It ensures accurate timing through multiple references, 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), and a front-panel keypad and display. The 1 RU chassis supports GPS input (SAASM, supporting L1/L2, available for authorized users and required for the US DoD). The unit is powered by AC on an IEC60320 connector. DC as back-up, or primary, is available.
The 1 RU chassis supports GPS input (SAASM, supporting L1/L2, available for authorized users and required for all US DoD use per CJCS MASTER POSITIONING, NAVIGATION, AND TIMING PLAN - CJCS 6130.01C Enclosure E - link to full document. For more information, see SAASM GPS Clock Synchronization application page.
The unit is powered by AC on an IEC60320 connector. DC as back-up, or primary, is available.
SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock Configuration
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 synchronization over today’s Ethernet networks. To support optimum network time synchronization, 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 to operate in various PTP deployments, allowing expansive master/slave configurations.
The SecureSync PTP Grandmaster Clock is designed for high performance / low latency computing applications in financial, industrial, and defense markets with an enhanced level of timing performance so management of real-time events over wide areas is drastically improved. Rack-mountable and modular precise time reference/source with options for PTP grandmaster clock, precise 1PPS timing, and IRIG time code formats capable of delivering accuracy from microseconds to hundreds of nanoseconds. Includes stratum-1 NTP server and PTP slave/client to other grandmasters.
For the best performance, use our PTP (Precision Time Protocol utilizing the IEEE-1588v2 standard) to precisely distribute time across a LAN from a grandmaster clock to a PCIe bus card in a server or to a LINUX PTP precision software client installed in your application or blade servers. PTP ensures that you will get the best time transfer performance over a managed network.