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Product code: NTS-8000-GPS-MSF

NTP Network Time Server with two independent time sources

NTS-8000-GPS-MSF Network Time Server combines a GPS receiver and an MSF radio time signal receiver with an embedded Linux solid state computer running and straight forward configuration and management via a network interface. This combination of GPS and radio time sources means that the unit will never be out of synchronisation as it will always take time from the strongest time source.

The unit connects directly to your network via a CAT5 Ethernet connection and fits in a standard 19" rack. This NTP server incorporates a GPS and radio-controlled computer clock. The GPS remote antenna tracks up to 12 satellites for increased precision and is fully weather prooof (IP65) as it must be installed externally. The radio antenna should preferably also be mounted externally, but can also be mounted internally. The antenna can be mounted up to 1,000m (3,000ft) from the unit using an appropriate (optional) antenna extension kit.

The NTS-8000-GPS-MSF has custom backlit LCD displays to show run-time information for both the GPS subsystem and the NTP server and to aid installation. The Software drivers conform to the Network Time Protocol Version 4 (NTP V4) and are available for uni-cast, broadcast or multi-cast NTP time synchronization. Configuration and management of the unit is straight forward via a network interface. The IP address of the unit can be configured by using DHCP to assigning an IP address automatically or a fixed IP address can be used.

The NTS-8000-GPS-MSF can be built with multiple (currently up to six) Ethernet ports enabling it to serve time to multiple independant networks and can handle more than 3,000 NTP requests per minute per network, making it the first choice for providing accurate time information to very large networks with thousands of clients!

Key Benefits

  • Ready-to-operate Secure Stratum 1 NTP Time Server
  • Includes GPS active antenna + MSF radio time signal receiver
  • Support for NTP v2, NTP v3, NTP v4 and SNTP compatible clients
  • Easily configured via a proprietary windows configuration utility pre-installed on the server
  • Multiple RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces 10/100 MBit
  • Can handle more than 3,000 NTP requests per minute per port, ideal for large networks
  • MD5 authentication for advanced security
  • Able to Peer with other NTP time servers for enhanced synchronization security
  • Front Panel display for Time and Satellite and Radio time Status
  • SNTP and NTP protocol support
  • Syslog error reporting
  • 6 years warranty

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Key Features

Product Specification for the NTS-8000-GPS-MSF Dual time source time server
Receiver: 1) Primary receiver Active Antenna GPS 12 channel.
2) Secondary time receiver for the MSF radio time signal (WWVB, DCF also avialable)
Timing Accuracy: Network: ± 12 milliseconds, typical
GPS/MSF: <1 microseconds, relative to UTC
NTP Time Requests: >3,000 requests per minute
Supported Networks: Can supply time to up to 6 separate networks
Housing: Standard 19" rackmount (2U)
Display: Custom displays
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
Protocols (NTP & SNTP): NTP: v2 (RFC 1119), v3 (RFC1305), v4 (RFC 2131)
SNTP: v3 (RFC 1769), v4 (RFC 2030)
Network Interface: Multiple (up to 6) RJ-45 Network Connection 10/100 MBit
Power supply: 85 - 260V, 47 - 63Hz
Operating Temperature: 0-50°C / 32-122°F
Operating Humidity: Max. 85%

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What's in the box

What's included with the NTS 8000 dual time source NTP server
  • NTS-8000-GPS-MSF Unit
  • GPS Mushroom Antenna (with a 10m/8 Core Cable)
  • MSF radio antenna (with a 5m/4 Core Cable)
  • Power Leads
  • NTP Software CD
  • Instruction Manual
  • Junction Box (used to extend antenna cable - if necessary)
  • IDC Cable Tool (used to insert cable into the junction box- if necessary)

Additional Extras

The following products are also available for use with the NTS-8000 DUAL NTP Time Server:

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