Net.Time φ (Phi) represents the state-of-the-art in timing as it has been designed to deploy the most precise and secure synchronization networks for critical services such as electricity and telecommunications. Net.Time is fault-tolerant, has a built-in GNSS receiver, Rubidium oscillator, redundant power supply and accepts a wide variety of time references that can be used as primary or backup references. Provides compatibility between timing signals for synchronization distribution using protocol translation in all directions.
Net.Time is a PTP / NTP appliance that can be configured as Master, Boundary and Slave clock to distribute a large variety of timing signals including PTP, NTP, SyncE, ToD, IRIG-B, PPS, T1, E1 and MHz. Net.Time is equipped with an atomic Rubidium oscillator to satisfy the highest time accuracy in the event of hold-over, OCXO is also a valuable option to maintain an excellent time stability in locked mode. Net.Time is very flexible indeed, as it accepts multiple clock references to discipline the internal circuits. GNSS is the default and the most obvious reference but signals such as PTP, NTP, SyncE, ToD and IRIG-B can also be used as main reference inputs and can be activated in a hierarchical way.
Net.Time is conceived as a new-generation clock intended to facilitate the transition from to the new PTP networks. With this purpose in mind Net.Time offers seamless translation between SNTP and PTP presenting a wide variety of inputs / outputs for primary or backup time references.
Applications - Power Substations
Smart grid automation requires extremely precise time accuracy –and stability as well– for tasks such as peak-hour billing, virtual power generators, or outage management. It is also necessary for the automatic protection of high voltage lines that are permanently supervised, when a substations detects an event, it is timestamped and transmitted to ensure correct operation.
The support of Power profile, PRP and IRIG-B make Net.Time ideal for the new digital substations willing to secure the investment and the support of both, legacy and new interfaces. In substation many resources require accurate synchronization ranging from microseconds to milliseconds.