Symmetricom SyncServer S300 UPGRADED GPS NTP Network Time Server Clock Receiver [Refurbished]
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Tested/Guaranteed • New iLotus GPS Receiver Installed • Fully Working • Good Condition • Very Good Display • GPS Discplined TCXO NTP Server • Latest Firmware • IPv6 Ready • Rack Ears Included
Photos show the actual item for sale
Here's a lightly-used, late model (Microsemi branded from 2016)
good condition SyncServer S300 NTP server that obtains highly accurate
and traceable time from the GPS satellite constellation. The photos show
the actual item for sale. This unit has a VFD display that's clear,
bright and legible. Note that antenna is not included but I have matched
12V types available and can edit the listing to include one if
required. Rack ears are included. For best results the antenna needs to
be mounted outside with a complete view of the sky. The unit 's
password has been reset to the factory defaults (logon
admin:symmetricom) ready for your install. This unit is the TCXO
version; it does not have a Rubidium oscillator. The installed firmware
is the latest available at the time of listing (v2.83.2) which takes
into account the April 2019 GPS epoch roll-over and prior leap second
adjustments. The PTP option is not enabled. The listing comprises the
items you see in the images (only). No printed manual is included but a
copy may be downloaded here if required [https://www.prostudioconnection.net/2103/SyncServer_S300-S350_User_Manual.pdf] No
other cables, documents or accessories are included. Screenshots taken
during my testing of the actual item for sale are provided below for
your peace of mind.
Why Swap Out The GPS Receiver?
This unit has been upgraded with a new, latest generation GPS receiver module from iLotus. Why is that relevant (and maybe worth paying a little more for)? Pretty much all GPS clocks are by design going to fail at a future date. The problem is that the GPS system does not send out a date, but a week number. And in the GPS system there was only capacity in the original design to have a calendar of 1024 weeks (ie. a bit less than 20 years). At the end of the 1024 week period, the calendar goes back to the beginning again and many clocks start showing dates that are 1024 weeks in the past. The OEM Furuno GPS modules supplied in stock SyncServers are going to experience this "week number roll over" in September 2022 so I suggest that it's a reasonable approach to do a planned hardware upgrade now at very modest cost rather than just leave the problem out in the field and praying that someone else gets the "WTF just happened" call when the old card's firmware decides it's time to travel back in time to 2002.
Usually Sells for over $6,000
The SyncServer S300 is a high performance, enhanced security enterprise class GPS Network Time Server. It sets standards for security, accuracy, reliability, and redundancy in network time servers.
Full details may be obtained from the User Manual at
- High-Bandwidth NTP Time Server
- Stratum 1 Operation Via GPS Satellites
- 4 Independent NTP Ports
- Internal Dial-up Modem for Time Reference Redundancy
- Stratum 2 Operation via NTP Servers
- TACACS+, RADIUS, NTPv4 Autokey, MD5 authentication
- Secure Web-Based Management
- SSH, SSL, SCP, SNMP, Custom MIB, HTTPS, Telnet, and More
- High-Resolution Vacuum Fluorescent Display
- Full Numeric Keypad
- IPv6 and IPv4 Compatible
- Nanosecond Time Accuracy to UTC
- Dedicated Sysplex Timer Output
- Alarm Relays
- Single Satellite Timing
- All features of the SyncServer S200
Unmatched High Performance with Unparalleled Flexibility and Security
The S300 has four dedicated and isolated Ethernet ports, one of which is Gigabit Ethernet - more than enough to meet the need of servicing thousands of NTP requests per second while maintaining microsecond caliber timestamp accuracy. Multiple ports provide the flexibility to adapt to different network topologies as networks grow and change. It supports a wide range of network protocols including IPv4 and IPv6, for easy management and seamless integration into your existing and future network. An optional upgrade to IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster operations with hardware based, nanosecond accurate time stamping is available.
Enhanced Security - Secure and Easy Network Integration and Management
The S300 provides very reliable and secure network synchronization technology by combining multi-port network interfaces with multiple time reference technology and enhanced security protocols. TACACS+, RADIUS, SSL, Autokey, MD5, passwords, access control lists and more are standard for maximum security. All of the expected network management and monitoring protocols are standard in the S300.
Easy To Set Up and Maintain
SyncServers are the easiest to set up and maintain network time servers in the world. The front panel of the SyncServer S300 is designed to quickly bring the server online with a few front panel keystrokes or DHCP. To fully configure the unit, use the very intuitive web interface or the step-by-step wizards for the most common operations.
Redundancy and Time Assurance
The internal modem is standard to connect directly to legal time provided by national time authorities. An optional AM radio is available to synchronize to national time broadcasts, which can be an alternative to GPS when GPS is not viable option.
Assured Perfect Timing
The Stratum 1 level S300 derives extremely accurate time directly from the atomic clocks aboard the GPS satellite system. Reliability is further enhanced via Stratum 2 operation by retrieving time from other user-designated time servers. All SyncServers can be upgraded to an internal Rubidium atomic oscillator to keep the time server accurate if the GPS signal is lost.
Alarm Relays for Monitoring Systems
Aside from extensive software based alarms, the hardware based alarm of the S300 relays further enhance Alarming choices.
Customer Tested Time Server Design
The 5th generation Microsemi SyncServer S300 has decades of design experience behind it. Customer input is evident in every detail. From the front and rear panel design configurations to the state-of-the art web interface, the S300 is unsurpassed in reliability, accuracy, security and ease of use.
The SyncServer S300 is your answer to bringing perfect timing and therefore the highest performance to your network - securely, reliably and easily.