Network Time Servers

Accurate time synchronization is imperative for numerous industries where precise timestamps and coordinated time are indispensable in everyday business operations, this includes industries such as finance, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. A network time server acts as a centralized source of accurate and precise time, disseminating time signals to connected devices, ensuring uniform timekeeping across an entire network.

Network Time Protocol or NTP servers use GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) signals as a reliable source of accurate time. NTP servers can synchronise clocks across a network within microsecond accuracy, this high level of synchronisation will meet most businesses' accurate time specifications. However, if even higher levels of time synchronisation are required, then a Precision Time Protocol or PTP server may be required.

Precision Time Protocol also uses GNSS signals as a time reference but can provide network synchronisation with nanosecond-level or even picosecond-level accuracy. This level of synchronisation is required for faster digital networks such as 5G. PTP servers are able to achieve this level of accuracy as they use hardware instead of software for time stamping, PTP servers also have the ability to detect and mitigate the device and network latency increasing precision.

Investing in a high-quality time server is not just a technical choice; it's a strategic decision to fortify your network infrastructure and streamline operations. Step Global provides a broad range timing of synchronisation solutions from globally recognised suppliers such as Bitstream, Time Tools and Protempis. If you need assistance in finding the best time server for you get in contact with the Step Global team here or email us at

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Quazar-100 Outdoor Grand Master Clock

Product Code: Quazar-100

Brand: BitStream

The Quazar-100 Grand Master Clock from BitStream is an elevated time server module integrated with a GPS receiver that offers simultaneous functionality of network synchronization with IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), Synchronous Ethernet (SYNCE) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) protocols, which uses a precision GNSS receiver for synchronization. The Quazar device also offers network...

Quazar-200 Industrial Time Server, GPS module and 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Product Code: Quazar-200

Brand: BitStream

The BitStream Quazar-200 is an Industrial Time Server with GPS module equipped with 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and optional 8x 10M/100M/1G RJ45 or 8x 100M/1G SFP interfaces. The Quazar-200 time server is designed to guarantee high time precision. GNSS PPS signal precision: +/-40ns (Clear sky). QUAZAR-200 industrial time server is designed to meet the operation in extreme environmental...

Quazar-500 Network Synchronisation Probe with Time Server Function

Product Code: Quazar-500

Brand: BitStream

Quazar-500 from BitStream is a time server with network synchronisation quality analysing properties.  It can provide qualitative analysis of up to 4 or 8 or 12 IEEE1588 PTPv.2 clock domains for profiles G.8275.1 (Telecommunications) and C37.238 (Energy), as well as 2 - 6 Synchronous Ethernet clock domains along with analysis of ITU.T - G8264 SSM messages The Quazar-500 time server is...

Quazar-700 5G Network Synchronization Probe with Time Server Function

Product Code: Quazar-700

Brand: BitStream

The Quazar-700 from BitStream is a manageable network synchronization probe with time server functionality. It enables monitoring of time and frequency synchronization in the Radio Access Network (RAN), ensuring stable and efficient network operation. The Q-700 enables quick detection of PTP/SyncE failures (location and cause), resulting in a fast response from the operator and minimal repair...

T100 Compact GPS NTP Server.

Product Code: T100-00

Brand: Time Tools

TimeTools T100 GPS NTP time server is an extremely cost-effective, yet highly accurate and powerful, Stratum-1 time reference in a compact enclosure. It provides accurate timing to computer networks and can synchronize any NTP or SNTP compatible system. NTPv4 Stratum-1 GPS Network Time Server. GPS accurate to 15 nanoseconds (GPS Locked). NTP accurate to 3 microseconds (GPS Locked). Synchronize...

T300 GPS NTP Time Server

Product Code: T300-00

Brand: Time Tools

TimeTools T300 GPS NTP server is a cost-effective, high accuracy, Stratum-1 GPS referenced network time server. It features a high-quality 1U rack-mountable enclosure. The device provides an accurate time source for computer networks and can synchronize any NTP or SNTP compatible client. Stratum-1 Network Time Server utilizing latest NTPv4 protocol. GPS timing to 15nsec when locked. NTP timing...

T550 GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo Dual-LAN NTP Server with TCXO

Product Code: T550-00

Brand: Time Tools

TimeTools T550 time server is a very accurate, Stratum-1 Multi-GNSS referenced Network Time Protocol Server in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure. The built-in 32 channel timing receiver provides concurrent multi-constellation reception of GPS and either GLONASS, BeiDou or Galileo for improved reliability and redundancy. The T550 also features Dual Ethernet ports and a high-stability TCXO...

Thunderbolt GM330 PTP Grandmaster Clock

Product Code: 100836-00

Brand: Protempis

The Thunderbolt GM330 from Protempis, is an innovative Precision Time & Synchronisation Server designed specifically to meet the demands of Private 5G Wireless, Small Cell, O-RAN networks, industrial networks, and other emerging sectors. The GM330 provides continuous availability of UTC traceable time for phase synchronization, a critical need for LTE Advanced/5G networks and services. The...

Thunderbolt NTP TS200 Time Server

Product Code: 111224-50

Brand: Protempis

The Protempis Thunderbolt® NTP TS200 Time Server is designed for demanding applications that require high-accuracy NTP time stamping. It supports synchronization of thousands of workstations, routers, switches and other network elements for logging and security forensics. The Thunderbolt NTP TS200 supports multiple GNSS constellations, utilizing GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou satellites,...

Thunderbolt PTP GM200 Grand Master (PTP + NTP)

Product Code: 111224-10

Brand: Protempis

The Protempis Thunderbolt® PTP Grandmaster Clock is designed for the telecom market, for use at the edge of wireless networks requiring phase synchronization. The GM200 provides continuous availability of UTC traceable time for phase synchronization, a must for LTE-Advanced networks and services. The Thunderbolt PTP GM200 employs industry-leading Protempis GNSS performance, and world...

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