An industry-first optical caesium atomic clock will be on show at IBC. The OSA 3300 is claimed to be the market’s first caesium atomic clock for ultra-stable timing over extended periods. It protects timing in broadcasting and media production from vulnerabilities in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Katie Marshall, Marketing programs coordinator for ADVA, of which Oscilloquartz is a division, said: “While GNSS provides precise time in a cost-efficient way, various vulnerabilities can disturb performance and even cause service outages. That’s why mission-critical networks need a way to ensure resilient and stable backup.
Malicious forces often aim to compromise national news and media services and attacking synchronisation networks through jamming and spoofing on GNSS systems is one obvious route. Many governments, therefore, require critical infrastructure and other essential service operations to assure business continuity by making their synchronisation networks resilient and robust.
This new product makes optical caesium technology available as an ultra-precise high-performance time and frequency reference at core sites. The Oscilloquartz portfolio is currently being leveraged by leading broadcast providers, supporting their transition from legacy synchronisation to IP-centric PTP for professional broadcast applications and terrestrial DVB-T networks.
Stand Number: 8.F64