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MC2000 Dual LAN NTP Server

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The MC2000 dual LAN NTP server provides secure synchronised timing for two independent networks.

Part Code: MC2000
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Key Features

The MC2000 addresses the challenges of time synchronisation across multiple or large networks. With two fully independent network ports, flexible synchronisation options and reliable performance, the MC2000 is the solution for secure enterprise grade timing on large networks.

Synchronised timing across two networks

The MC2000 provides high accuracy timing across two independent networks. With its triple processor architecture and high performance design, the MC2000 dual LAN NTP server enables the accurate synchronisation of devices across multiple networks. The high stability TCXO ensures timing accuracy is maintained, even during periods of antenna synchronisation loss.

Flexible synchronisation options

The MC2000 gives you flexible synchronisation options. The system is available with a wide choice of antenna systems and technologies (including GPS, GLONASS, WWVB, MSF and DCF). The common communication protocol used by all antennas gives you maximum flexibility. You can connect, disconnect and upgrade antennas – all whilst the MC2000 is powered up and serving time on your networks.

Combat GPS jamming

The MC2000 helps you combat GPS jamming. You can use the flexible synchronisation system to reduce the effects of GPS jamming by installing a secondary low-frequency antenna. With two antennas connected, the MC2000 time server continually monitors the status of both antennas selecting the most accurate as its primary reference. The second antenna is used as a live backup.

Reliable performance

The MC2000 has been engineered to offer reliable performance. The system is based around a triple processor architecture, with separate CPUs handling each network interface and time processing. As well as ensuring maximum network throughput with accurate system timing, the triple processor architecture also provides advanced status monitoring. System reliability is further enhanced by a continual product improvement program providing free-of-charge lifetime software updates.

Dual LAN NTP Server Specifications

Typical Performance Specifications:
Synchronised internal timing accuracy: Dependent on synchronisation source accuracy, time elapsed from first lock and cable lengths. Typically within 100nsec of synchronisation source after 30 mins.
Unsynchronised holdover (TCXO):3.6 msec/hour (86 msec/day)
Client synchronisation accuracy: Dependent on network architecture, utilisation, delays and jitter. Clients typically synchronised to within 200 µsec to 2 msec of MC2000 on a local area network.
Supported Protocols:
Protocols: NTP v2 (RFC 1119), NTP v3 (RFC 1305), NTP v4 (RFC 5905), SNTP v3 (RFC 1769), SNTP v4 (RFC 4330), DHCP*, HTTP*, TELNET* (* can be disabled by user)
I/O Connections:
Ethernet connection: 2 x 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX auto-sensing
USB connection:USB Specification 2.0 compliant full-speed (12 Mbit/s)
Synchronisation inputs:2 x dual-redundant World Time Solutions 1000 series antenna connection ports
Mains power:IEC C14 inlet
Mechanical & Electrical Specifications:
Dimensions:483 x 44 x 164 mm (19.0” x 1.73” x 6.46”)
Weight:2.5 kg
Power Supply:100-240 VAC (50/60 Hz) universal power supply with IEC mains inlet
Power consumption:0.06-0.04 AMPS
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 MC2000 dual LAN NTP server. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.

Literature: Drawings: Software:
MC2000 Data Sheet MC2000 CAD Drawing MC2000 Timing Software (version 1.3)
MC2000 User Manual MC2000 Illustration MC2000 Timing Software Release Notes
MC2000 EC Declaration of Conformity MC1000 Network Software (version 1.2)
MC1000 Network Software Release Notes
MC2000 Utilities software
MC2000 Utilities software installation guide
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Synchronisation Options & Accessories

Synchronisation Options:

To operate as a dual LAN stratum 1 NTP time server, the MC2000 requires a connection from either one or two antenna systems. Listed below are the available antenna systems compatible with the MC2000 NTP server.

GPS6000 Time Receiver

The GPS6000 Time receiver provides accurate time synchronisation for your time server. State‑of‑the‑art high performance design ensures reliable timing on your systems, even in hostile RF environments.

MSF1000 Radio Time Receiver

The MSF1000 is an MSF radio time receiver suitable for internal or external use.

DCF1000 Radio Time Receiver

The DCF1000 is a DCF radio time signal receiver suitable for internal or external use.

WWVB1000 Radio Time Receiver

The WWVB1000 is an WWVB radio time receiver suitable for internal or external use.


The MC2000 dual LAN NTP server is supplied with an IEC mains cable, two CAT5 patch cables, a USB cable, four 19" rack fixing screws and four rubber feet (for non-rack mounting applications). Unless you have requested not to receive them (greener option), the system is also supplied with a CD-ROM containing the MC2000 Utilities software & USB drivers and a hard copy of the MC2000 user manual (all available from the download section).