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

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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.

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IBM takes over London Congestion Charge with Galleon Time Servers

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Computer giants IBM have taken over the running of London’s congestion charge scheme this week and like their predecessors, Capita, they will be synchronizing the system with Galleon Systems time servers.

Essential for the running of the London congestion charge scheme and ensuring all the 400 cameras are synchronized to the exact same time, the blue-chip company have chosen Galleon Systems as their supplier of network time servers to control the congestion charging system.

Having supplied Capita the former controllers of the congestion charging scheme with its NTS network time servers to accurately synchronize the camera system, Galleon Systems are now supplying IBM with its mission critical hardware too.

Galleon Systems range of network time servers can synchronize networks with millisecond accuracy and receive an accurate and secure atomic clock time source from the GPS network (Global Positioning System) or the radio time signal broadcast by national physics laboratories like NPL.

The London congestion scheme may not be popular with many who have to pay the daily charge but the scheme has been recognised worldwide as an effective method of reducing city congestion and similar schemes to the London congestion zone are being implemented in cities across the globe.

Galleon Systems are the UK’s leading supplier of network time servers and NTP (Network Time Protocol) time synchronisation equipment, having been providing network timing solutions for over a decade.