Power Utilities

Power Utilities

Precision timing products support improved power line fault detection and traffic control.

Precision time products that support improved power line fault detection and traffic control.

Power Utilities

Precision timing products support improved power line fault detection and traffic control.

NTP Time Servers

We make Stratum 1 Network Time Servers that provide secure, accurate and reliable time inside your firewall. Guaranteed.

Time & Frequency Standards

We can reliably provide you the most precise and stable GPS-derived time & frequency equipment in the world.

The requirement for time & frequency equipment in the power utility industry is twofold. First, as with any other modern business, there is the need to accurately and securely synchronize your IT network. Second, fault detection equipment, SCADA systems, protective relays, and remote terminal units all need to be synchronized.
 

Synchronize IT Networks

One way to synchronize the time across your IT network is to access an Internet Time Server. This presents a significant security risk because it requires you to open port 123 in the firewall, creating a commonly-known entry point for hackers. The best way to time synchronize your IT network is to install a reliable and secure source of network time inside your firewall. Our network time servers obtain accurate time through either the Global Positioning System (GPS) or through the CDMA cell phone system that is traceable to UTC.

Synchronize Power Control Stations

Time synchronization is fundamental to the operation and control of modern generation, transmission and distribution substations.  Protection relays, RTUs, PMUs, traveling wave fault location, and other IEDs require synchronization.  Grid fault data, when accurately time stamped, can be efficiently analyzed to determine the root cause and sequence of events.   Our products meet the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) recommendations that all power substation data recorders be time-synchronized with GPS.