October 8, 2008
Symmetricom Announces Network Time Displays
Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment, enable the management and assure the performance of next generation networks, today announced its latest network time displays, maintenance free NTP reference clocks that keep accurate time by synchronizing their time over the network to a network time server, eliminating the need for dedicated time distribution cables. The clocks, now available in digital or analog displays including 12 or 24 hour formats, use existing Ethernet network infrastructure and the standard network time protocol (NTP) to keep accurate time.
"Time over the network saves both time and money since it is not necessary to pull dedicated timing cables throughout a facility to transfer the time to the displays," commented Paul Skoog, product marketing manager at Symmetricom. "All displays are available with either standard AC power and Ethernet connections or a combined Power-over-Ethernet connection (PoE) which allows for fewer cables and easier, faster installation."
Once connected to the network, automatic network address configuration via dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) coupled with the display discovery and remote management software makes for easy and complete configuration and control of the displays over the network from a single PC. It is not necessary to physically see the display to change the settings and verify the correct time and formats. Display configuration is saved to non-volatile memory to survive any power fail situation.
Key benefits of the new time displays include:
-- Correct time is maintained via automatic synchronization to NTP servers over the network
-- Power-over-Ethernet reduces cables and makes for fast installations
-- Easy, cost saving installation using existing Ethernet network and cabling to connect to time servers instead of dedicated cabling to transfer time signals
-- DHCP for automatic network configuration saves time
-- Automatic network discovery and remote management via the network for easy and complete configuration and control
-- Time zone and daylight saving time support eliminates manual time adjustments
The digital displays lend themselves well to network equipment racks, control rooms, manufacturing facilities and large open spaces where the precise and accurate digital time needs to be visible. Analog displays are well suited for formal or smaller spaces including class rooms and meeting rooms. Multiple displays work well as time zone clocks in control rooms.
The new time displays will be shipping in October.
About Symmetricom, Inc.
As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators. Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.symmetricom.com.