Net Insight expands partnership with Meinberg to develop time synchronisation solutions

Net Insight has deepened its partnership with Meinberg to enhance its Precision TimeNet synchronisation solution with a tighter integration of the standard IEEE1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) technology and full PTP interoperability and seamless failover from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

The Precision TimeNet solution offers a GNSS-independent delivery of high accuracy timing across any IP vendor network, which can significantly reduce the cost and rollout times of 5G and other mission-critical networks.

As part of the co-operation, Net Insight has selected Meinberg’s PTP software stack to implement full PTP functionality in all its platforms. During last year, Meinberg also delivered a synchronisation module to Net Insight’s Nimbra MSR 300 series providing full PTP IEEE1588v2 interoperability and GNSS integration for 5G networks. The new module is part of the Nimbra Time Node, an important component of the Precision TimeNet solution.

Net Insight has selected to licence the PTP stack from Oregano Systems, owned by Meinberg, to deliver network synchronisation for both media and 5G networks. Meinberg leverages Net Insight’s network synchronisation capabilities to serve customers across the telecom, fintech, government and power infrastructure industries. The expansion into a strategic technology partnership means that both companies will utilise their expertise in time synchronisation to deploy solutions that remove the challenges of reliable precision timing over any IP networks.

“The shift to IP is accelerating, making precision timing key to the successful deployment of new applications,” said Heiko Gerstung, managing director of Meinberg. “Net Insight’s Precision TimeNet offers a unique solution on the market that we see a strong and growing need for, across multiple industries. We’re excited to be working with Net Insight to drive innovation and enable our customers to benefit from GNSS-independent time synchronisation.”

“Net Insight has been developing time transfer for nearly two decades,” said Per Lindgren, CTO and co-founder at Net Insight. “When expanding our synchronisation business into new markets, integrating with the IEEE1588 PTP standard was key to enhancing our interoperability. Teaming up with Meinberg was the obvious choice — we’re excited that our joint expertise in IP networking and time synchronisation will enable us to reinvent precision timing for our customers.”


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