Time Server

World Time Server

A World Time Server is a device connected to a network that has trusted time and responds to a computer request for time information by using one of several internet time protocols.  By far the most commonly used time protocol is the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

The trusted time used by the World Time Server is the official world standard for time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  UTC is governed through a diplomatic treaty adopted by the world community in 1972.  Scattered throughout the world are metrology centers that are designated as UTC time sources.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in England are two examples.

A World Time Server usually receives the official time via radio wave signals such as GPS, WWV or CDMA.  A Time Server with a direct link to the time information on these signals is called a Stratum 1 Time Server.  This Statum 1 Time Server then disburses the time over a network to workstations and other servers, thus keeping all devices closely synchronized to the official world time.

At EndRun Technologies we specialize in the manufacturing of high-quality World Time Servers.

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