NTS-6002 HARDWARE MANUAL
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Incorporating a Linux operating system, the NTS-6002 device synchronises network time from
behind a network firewall, sourcing time from up to 12 GPS satellites, or a secondary time receiver,
including: the MSF radio signal in Anthorn, UK; the DCF signal in Frankfurt, Germany or the WWVB
radio signal in Colorado, USA.
The GPS antenna is fully outdoor ready and functions at its best with a 360° view of the sky. Ideally,
the antenna should be positioned on a rooftop for optimum performance. The antenna can be
installed up to 500m (1,640ft) away from the time server device, or alternatively, up to 1,000m
(3,280ft) if you purchased an optional antenna extension kit.
MSF antennas should be externally mounted on a roof and pointed towards the correct transmitter.
However, they can be used indoors in the vicinity of a window.
Featuring dual Ethernet ports, the NTS-6002 can synchronise time across two independent networks
and, as a ‘stratum 1’ device, supplies time to all other devices connected to a network. It can serve
time to thousands of devices, handling 500,000 NTP requests per minute.
The device connects directly to a network via a CAT5/CAT6 Ethernet cable [see fig 1] and is designed
to fit in a standard 19” [1U] rack [see fig 2].
Figure 1 - A typical CAT5 Ethernet cable
Figure 2 - The NTS-6002 is rack-mountable