In an environment of the traditional WAN hierarchical network, clock traceability is fairly straightforward, and at least logically manageable with respect to quality and source. However, now Ethernet is found in the wide area network, an environment for which it was not originally designed. In the flat landscape of Ethernet networks, clock traceability and synchronization are much more difficult; and, not only are these new Ethernet networks flat, they also will tend to be owned by many different providers.
To address this critical need, NComm’s IEEE 1588-2008 software provides a standards compliant mechanism to both make clear of the quality and traceability of the clock source, and to permit the network to intelligently choose the best clock from those available should an issue arise. NComm’s new IEEE 1588-2008 source code will accommodate any Ethernet application provided that the hardware supports the function.
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