The Syncbox provides secure and accurate timing for industrial control, CCTV and IT systems.
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The Syncbox is the ideal timing solution for industrial control, CCTV and IT systems.
The high bandwidth NTP/SNTP port provides synchronisation to a large number of devices, enabling secure and accurate timing across your network.
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.
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.
The Syncbox is available in the following three output configurations:
|Syncbox-S||RS-232 and RS-485 level serial outputs and PPS output|
|Syncbox-N||NTP/SNTP Ethernet output|
|Syncbox-SN||NTP/SNTP Ethernet output, RS-232 and RS-485 level serial outputs and PPS output|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|Power consumption:||0.5 AMPS (@ 5 VDC)|
|Operating temperature:||0 to 50 ºC|
|Relative humidity:||0% - 95%, noncondensing|
|Warranty & Support:|
|Support:||Free-of-charge lifetime technical support|
|Electrical Safety:||BS EN 60950-1:2006|
|Radio Disturbance:||BS EN 55022:2006 (class B)|
|Immunity Characteristics:||BS EN 55024:2003|
Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the Syncbox. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.
(pdf - 375KB)
|Syncbox Software (v1.3)
(zip - 74KB)
(pdf - 1.18MB)
|Syncbox Software Release Notes (txt - 1KB)|
|EC Declaration of Conformity
(pdf - 291KB)
|Syncbox Control software (v1.1)
(zip - 9.37MB)
The Syncbox can be optionally supplied with the following items.
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).
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.