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Network Time Synchronization Solutions: POE vs WiFi Digital Clocks

Power over Ethernet (POE) clocks make for a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain installation. They are energy efficient and draw their power through your internet network. Because of their simple configurations, they have become quite popular for synchronizing time in schools, businesses, and hospitals. On the other hand, WiFi digital clocks do not require cables for network…

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Four Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Using Network Clock Servers

No matter what line of work you’re in, you’ve likely heard all kinds of clichés about how time management is important and how time is money. The fact of the matter is that in many ways, time has always been important—humans have been keeping track of time for 5,000 to 6,000 years, dating back to…

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In-depth Comparison between NTP and PTP Servers for Your GPS Time Source

Time stamping and client synchronization are vital for any network. While you can synchronize with public network clocks, they come with the risk of compromising the security of your business network. Luckily, GPS time servers can synchronize with a GPS time source to provide precise time intervals to a nanosecond’s accuracy. The 31 satellites of…

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3 Differences Between PTP Hardware and Software

Precision time protocol (PTP) is used to synchronize clocks within a computer network. The original standard, IEEE 1588, was defined in 2002. Under IEEE 1588, PTP time servers can be implemented through hardware or software. Specifically, the master-slave relationship used for synchronized clocks in a PTP network can be established by software running on a…

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