A precise time signal, directly traceable to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and certified at the user by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom’s National Measurement Institute providing a trusted ‘common clock’ with absolute time in any location.
Completely eliminates reliance on GPS and offers a resilient service by removing susceptibility to jamming, spoofing, urban canyon effects and solar storms.
The latest service from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), home of the UK’s National Timescale, UTC(NPL), and the caesium fountain NPL CsF2, a primary frequency standard accurate to within 1 second in 158 million years.
NPL TIME: TRUSTED TIME
|Traceable to UTC
|Certified at the User
||Bespoke Caesium Redundancy
- Directly traceable and certified to UTC at the point of provision, not the source
- A precision timing distribution solution, with no reliance on GPS or internet time
- Eliminates susceptibility to GPS jamming, spoofing, urban canyon effects and solar storms
- Uses dedicated fibre optic links, ensuring maximum resilience and security
- Provides enhanced synchronisation
- No roof access required
- Built in redundancy
Resilient, precision timing is vital for managing complex and varied technology platforms and increasing volumes of data. NPLTime offers new opportunities for data and co-location centres and exchanges to provide customers with a premium service with certified timing traceability direct to UTC.
RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE
NPLTime provides an accurate, certified baseline in all locations where it is distributed and certified. The low jitter certified signal offers the capability to measure latencies within trading platforms and networks. Having NPLTime at multiple locations brings the capability of a common clock source to the user, allowing information to be measured and time stamped uni-directionally across the WAN.
NPLTime offers a unique opportunity to implement a low uncertainty, fully traceable time signal, helping to meet the ever-increasing need for time accuracy in modern trading.
The NPLTime traceability chain to UTC is direct to UTC(NPL), and certified at the user, rather than the source, providing UTC timestamping critical for forensics and audit purposes, and a reference timeline to any series of events. The service is fully compliant with the FINRA OATS 7430 timing traceability requirement.
TIME MANAGEMENT BY A TRUSTED SOURCE
NPLTime is a managed service maintained remotely from the user’s premises and can be rolled out regionally, nationally or globally across a distributed business. The same level of service is offered in each location, ensuring an organisation has full transparency and understanding of events, wherever they take place.
DELIVERY VIA TMX ATRIUM
NPLTime is delivered via dark fibre to a hub in London Docklands. As an authorised distributor, TMX Atrium provides the time on managed links from its hub to a managed end point device at the client’s rack/premises, where the time is certified and accessible via a number of different interface options.