ADVA extends sub-microsecond synchronization to utility and broadcast networks

ADVA (FSE: ADV) has announced that it has extended the capabilities of its compact Oscilloquartz PTP timing technology to enable power utility and broadcast networks to achieve sub-microsecond synchronization, the company said.

Now electricity companies can harness the accuracy needed for smart power grids, and media enterprises can meet key timing challenges. The two upgraded solutions are the pluggable OSA 5401, the market´s smallest PTP grandmaster clock, and the highly versatile OSA 5405, an integrated PTP grandmaster with dual GNSS antenna and receiver.

Both technologies have proved critical in the telecommunications industry, where they have been widely deployed across the globe. They offer outstanding precision and unrivaled design density. Thanks to unique spoofing and jamming detection capabilities, they also provide unbeatable availability.

The OSA 5401 and OSA 5405 now comply with the latest PTP profiles for time, frequency and phase synchronization in both power utility and broadcast networks. These include the IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3 Power Utility Profile for precise time distribution and clock synchronization in electrical grids with an accuracy of 1μs, and SMPTE 2059 for synchronizing video and audio equipment over packet networks.

By supporting NTP, both solutions also enable enterprises to run an on-premises NTP server for high levels of accuracy and uncompromised availability. What´s more, the OSA 5401 and OSA 5405 include advanced GNSS jamming and spoofing detection mechanisms, which are integrated in a centralized AI-based GNSS assurance toolkit.

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