Archive for the ‘Time Synchronisation’ Category

Why Should Schools Have a Network Time Server?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Network Time Server

Schools are increasingly being targeted by DDoS attacks [Distributed Denial of Service] to the point where access to the internet or computer resources is completely restricted.

How can schools combat this growing problem? A network time server could help to ease attacks.


Additional Leap Second in June: Will it Cause Problems?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Paris Observatory has announced an additional leap second will be added to clocks in June 2015. What does this mean for businesses? Galleon Systems examines.


Time Synchronisation | Unsynchronised Clocks: What are the Security Issues?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Unsynchronised clocks are a network security hazard and, believe it or not, time discrepancies can lead to major breaches, causing untold disruption. What are the problems that can arise and how do you maintain time synchronisation? Find out here…


Accurate Time – NIST Unveils New Atomic Clock With Potential To Keep Accurate Time For 300m Years

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Accurate time specialists, Galleon Systems, assess the implications of NIST’s new atomic clock.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has revealed a new atomic clock, claiming that it has the capability to maintain accurate time for the next 300 million years.


What Is NTP? What Are Its Benefits? Find Out Now…

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

NTP time server specialists, Galleon, answers what is NTP? Highlighting the benefits of NTP servers for businesses.    

What Is NTP?

What Is NTP?

Galleon Systems, Provider Of NTP Time Servers

In simple terms NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a system used to synchronise the time of day across computer networks. Originally developed by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware, NTP works by using a single time source, enabling it to synchronise time across all devices that are part of a network.

Did you know? NTP was first implemented in 1985. However, some of its predecessors date back as far as 1979.


NTP Time Servers – Are They Affected By Daylight Savings Time?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Daylight Savings, NTP Time Server

Clocks go forward on March 30, 2014.

Specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of time synchronisation units and digital clocks, Galleon Systems clears up the confusion over the impact of daylight savings time on NTP time servers. 

In March, clocks in the UK go forward one hour in preparation for British summer time, prompting concerns that daylight savings time will cause problems for users of NTP time servers. In a bid to reassure, Galleon Systems clarifies the impact of daylight savings time on NTP time servers in order to calm such concerns.


Have the Olympics kept pace with precision timing?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

London 2012 will be the 30th modern Olympic Games, and in its 116-year history, UY98UZDDVGGJ the Olympics have gone through many changes. New events have been introduced, records have been broken and different cities have played host to the games, but one constant has remained – the need to time competitors accurately during the different events. (more…)

The Perils of Online Time Servers

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

All sorts of technologies rely on precise and exact time, from cash machines and CCTV cameras, to speed cameras and computer networks. For computer networks, accurate time is essential for preventing errors, fraud and ensures security. Without it, many organisations, industries and modern applications couldn’t function. Everything from internet banking to air traffic control relies on precise and accurate time, but many organisations take unnecessary risks when it comes to the time on their networks and rely on online time servers. (more…)

Using PoE Clocks (Power over Ethernet)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Accurate time is important for many organisations, but keeping precise time in a school, office or business can be a challenge. Standard clocks are not as reliable as most people think. Often, battery powered quartz clocks will drift, sometimes by several minutes a week, which affects the timekeeping of people. (more…)

GPS Time Server – Five Reasons to Install

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

GPS time servers are a highly accurate and secure method of synchronising a computer network to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). GPS time servers are simple to use and ensure a network is synchronised to s secure form of time. However, many network administrators don’t see the need to use a GPS time server and continue to put their network at risk by using an online source of time for synchronisation. Here are five reasons why a GPS time server is crucial for computer network synchronisation. (more…)