Elproma NTS-pico3 next generation ultra miniature NTP/PTP Time Server

NTS-pico3 is next generation ultra miniature time server. It delivers time directly to network using NTP and PTP/IEEE1588 protocols. It is equipped with single 100/10Mbps Ethernet port working with IPv4/IPv6*. Unit is very small and natural air cooling. It has been designed for small industrial networks and it can operate 24/7. It is powered in range 9-30VDC. It is equipped with GNSS antenna and 30 meter coax cable (SMA ended). Marine antenna has built-in GPS signal amplifier (38dB gain) and TCXO holdover oscillator for GNSS less operations.

Server has multi-satellites receiver simultaneously supporting: GPS, GLONASS. It is GALIELO*, BEIDOU* ready. Server has very fast (less than 0.5ms +/- 1ppm) Time To First Fix TTFF synchronization startup. The GNSS receiver accuracy is better than 15ns (at 2 sigma). Server supports cryptographic authentication for NTP. Holdover mode ensure synchronization accuracy to be better than 4ms in first hour. After 24h the max. holdover error is not bigger than 100ms on server output.

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Technical Specifications

For Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles synchronization uses nanosecond level and PTP IEEE1588 profile AES67/IEEE 802.1AS. Vehicle platooning is part of a suite of features that autonomous cars might employ. A platoon is a group of vehicles that can travel very closely together, safely and at the high speed. Each vehicle communicates wireless with the other vehicles in the platoon. Beside, synchronisation is essencial for autonomous AI driven vehicles. It creates alternative to GNSS positioning system – the one that basis on multiple lidar sensors and object recognition. Such synchronized solutions are resistant for GNSS jamming/spoofing attack. Elproma NTS-pico3 is leading product on autonomous vehicle market today.

For Industry 4.0

We are living in Industry 4.0 times where robots and AI increases work efficiency of entrusted tasks. Their participation in the manufacturing (automation) process requires co-ordination of coats in shorter sections of time. The high time resolution and accuracy of synchronization have a direct impact on the production speed, precision of task execution. Synchronized robots improves concurrency of operations and they are multitasking. Today a hot topic keyword for synchronisation is – TSN (The Time Sensitive Networking)

For Smart City

Smart City is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection from M2M sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. Concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network – all requiring synchronization as well as event LOG time stamping. Urban CCTV monitoring is one of very few visible elements of large Smart City infrastructure. Smart City of future will involve AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) technologies.