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Syncbox GPS Time Server

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The Syncbox provides secure and accurate timing for industrial control, CCTV and IT systems.

Part Code: Syncbox
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Key Features

The Syncbox is the ideal timing solution for industrial control, CCTV and IT systems.

Accurate and Secure Network Timing

The high bandwidth NTP/SNTP port provides synchronisation to a large number of devices, enabling secure and accurate timing across your network.

RS-232 and RS-485 Outputs

Synchronise industrial control systems, legacy CCTV systems and other third-party devices using the RS-232 and RS-485 outputs. With user-programmable outputs and support for more than 25 serial data formats, the Syncbox provides a flexible solution to your timing needs.

PPS Output

High accuracy timing of third-party equipment can be achieved via the PPS (pulse per second) output. Class leading performance provides a PPS accuracy of 1 µsec and jitter of 30 nsec.

Output Options

The Syncbox is available in the following three output configurations:

Part No.Outputs
Syncbox-S RS-232 and RS-485 level serial outputs and PPS output
Syncbox-NNTP/SNTP Ethernet output
Syncbox-SNNTP/SNTP Ethernet output, RS-232 and RS-485 level serial outputs and PPS output

Specifications

Typical Performance Specifications:
NTP timestamp accuracy: Typically within 30 μsec of UTC
NTP client accuracy: Dependent on network architecture, utilisation, delays and jitter. Clients typically synchronised to within 200 μsec to 2 msec of UTC on a LAN.
NTP performance: 5000 NTP requests per second
RS-232 / RS-485 output accuracy: 50 µsec
PPS output accuracy: 1 µsec
PPS output jitter: 30 nsec
Supported Protocols:
Ethernet protocols: NTP v2 (RFC 1119), NTP v3 (RFC 1305), NTP v4 (no RFC), SNTP v3 (RFC 1769), SNTP v4 (RFC 2030), DHCP
Serial protocols: More than 25 serial data formats
I/O Connections:
Ethernet connection:10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX auto-sensing
RS-232 / RS-485 / PPS: DB-9 (DE-9) female D-Sub
Setup:USB 2.0 (full-speed)
GPS antenna: SMA (supplied with active patch antenna and 2m captive cable - Anti-jam antenna kit option available)
Power input:5V DC power input, supplied with external power adapter
Mechanical & Electrical Specifications:
Dimensions:112 x 33 x 92mm (4.4” x 1.3” x 3.6”) (excluding removable wall fixings)
Weight:0.5 kg
Power consumption:0.5 AMPS (@ 5 VDC)
Environmental Specifications:
Operating temperature:0 to 50 ºC
Relative humidity:0% - 95%, noncondensing
Warranty & Support:
Warranty:5 years
Support:Free-of-charge lifetime technical support
Standards Compliance:
Electrical Safety:BS EN 60950-1:2006
Radio Disturbance:BS EN 55022:2006 (class B)
Immunity Characteristics:BS EN 55024:2003

Manuals & Downloads

Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the Syncbox. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.

Literature: Software:
Syncbox Data Sheet Syncbox Software (version 2.0)
Syncbox User Manual Syncbox Software Release Notes
Syncbox EC Declaration of Conformity Syncbox Control PC software
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Options & Accessories

Optional items:

The Syncbox can be optionally supplied with the following items.

GPS1000 Time Receiver

Anti-jam GPS antenna kit. Includes anti-jam GPS timing antenna, stainless steel mounting bracket, lightning arrester and connecting cables (1m, 8m, 15m and 25m cable lengths available).


Accessories:

The Syncbox is supplied with an external power adapter, an active patch GPS antenna (with a 2m captive cable), a copy of the Windows Setup application and a pair of detachable wall mounting brackets. Ethernet output versions are supplied with a CAT5 patch cable. Serial output versions are supplied with an RS-232 serial cable.