Netsilon Time Server
Synchronise Multiple Devices Over Your Network With Unrivalled Accuracy, Security and Reliability using Bodet's Netsilon Time Server
Bodet’s Netsilon NTP Time Server
Bodet’s Netsilon Time Server allows you to synchronise both clocks and additional devices over a network using Network Time Protocol (NTP), so they continuously display highly accurate time.
This makes it ideal for industries where multiple devices (desktop computers, video cameras, access control and clocks) need to use exactly the same precise time. The high degree of accuracy means it can be relied upon in time critical organisations such as Trading Offices, Security Services and Air Traffic Control.DOWNLOAD PDF DOCUMENTATION
Advantages of Bodet's Netsilon NTP Time Server
- Security: Sits within your firewall so network security is maintained, with options for encryption, authentication and access protocols.
- Accuracy: Highly accurate time using NTPv4 architecture with multi-source synchronisation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and IRIG).
- Reliability: Failsafe measures to ensure continued accuracy should time signal be lost, including Quartz TCXO and peering, and lack of internal fan to prevent hardware failures.
How Does Netsilon Work?
The Netsilon Time Server receives a satellite signal such as GPS, and then distributes this signal via your existing network to connected devices with no distance limit. A variety of time synchronisation formats are available for devices which do not have an Ethernet port, such as IRIG, AFNOR, ASCII, 1 PPS and 10MHz.
For simplicity of operation, clocks can be Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices. The device is powered from the network jack plug, so no mains power is required. Installation is therefore very straightforward, and the units can be easily moved, making it a very portable system. If your network is not PoE enabled, power adapters are available.
Dangers of Public Time Servers
A public time server is a remotely hosted server accessed via an internet connection. These are owned and operated by third parties and made available for public access entirely voluntarily.
There are many issues when relying on Public Time Servers:
- Requires ports to be opened in your firewall, making your networking vulnerable to viruses and other threats.
- Third party service outside of your control with no recourse should it go down.
- Continuous internet connection is required, otherwise time drift will occur immediately.
- Large number of users can cause congestion which causes accuracy issues.