Microsemi’s New SyncServer S80 NTP Network Time Server Delivers Precise, Secure Time Stamps for Physical Security Networks

Company’s Integrated GPS Antenna, Receiver and Time Server Ideal for Physical Security Reliant Upon Accurate Timestamps for Nonrepudiated Video Captures

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new SyncServer S80 server integrating a GPS antenna, receiver and Network Time Protocol (NTP) timing server into a single ruggedized, environmentally hardened unit ideal for outdoor installation with physical security systems. The high-reliability device, well-suited to synchronize timing for IP security camerasAccess Control DevicesDigital Video Recorders (DVR) or Network Video Recorders (NVR)  or operate as the master clock for time display networks common to transportation like railways and airportseducation institutions and even small enterprisenetworks, secures accurate time to reduce network exposure to vulnerable public time servers or external attacks such as denial of service (DoS).

The network-ready SyncServer S80 is designed for easy integration into existing physical security networks and serves as the primary source of accurate time for the essential time stamps on security video footage. Equipped with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), the device easily connects into an existing PoE infrastructure that runs power, timing and video feed through a single cable. In the cases where Ethernet infrastructure is in place but PoE is not available, the S80 can be powered through the addition of a Microsemi single-port PoE Injector or a managed 6, 12 or 24 port PoE Midspan. Since the S80 is also ruggedized for outdoor installations, it can connect to the network right alongside an existing outdoor camera installation, with the addition of a Microsemi PDS-104GO 4+1 managed outdoor switch. Once connected to the network, the S80 is ready to be the source of authoritative NTP time stamps for all video camera recordings.

“Accurate, reliable and secure time stamps on video surveillance footage are essential to prove when a video was recorded. Our legal system has shown video footage may be inadmissible as court evidence without these accurate timestamps,” said Paul Skoog, senior product manager for Microsemi. “The challenge the SyncServer S80 solves is bringing that accurate and secure time into video surveillance networks, which are often network isolated for security or practical purposes from the outside world. The S80 is also a much more accurate, secure and reliable source of time inside the network versus using time from public time servers on the open internet, which are susceptible to spoofing and DoS attacks.”

According to a 2017 IHS Markit Top Video Surveillance Trends for 2017 report, 98 million network surveillance cameras will be shipped globally in 2017 in a market estimated to be growing at almost 7 percent annually. Many of these cameras are destined for isolated networks, including moving platforms such as ferries, where accurate time is essential to add the trusted “when” to video recordings.

Microsemi’s new SyncServer S80 is designed to provide ultra-accurate, nanosecond caliber NTP time stamps using the company’s security-hardened NTP Reflector™ technology. Unlike other NTP servers often used for IP camera time stamps, Microsemi’s NTP Reflector also works as a central processing unit (CPU)-protecting firewall, shielding the S80 CPU from excessive NTP request loading, which negatively affects time stamp accuracy, reduces availability of time stamps and can leave the device susceptible to CPU freezing or system reset. The S80 is ideally suited for video networks with tens to thousands of IP cameras, with no degradation in NTP server performance while operating as the trusted source of accurate time on the network.

Product Availability

Microsemi’s new SyncServer S80 NTP Network Time Server will be available for purchase in November 2017, with a data sheet and other details available at https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/enterprise-network-time-servers/4677-syncserver-s80. For more information about Microsemi’s Enterprise-grade NTP Time Servers, visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/synchronization-systems/3818-enterprise-network-time-servers or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi’s Timing and Synchronization Product Portfolio
As a global provider of advanced timing and synchronization solutions, Microsemi offers a complete portfolio of precise time and frequency products that span all levels of integration, from integrated circuits, to components for embedded applications, to timing and synchronization systems, to turnkey timescales for customers around the world. Microsemi’s embedded timing solutions include Clock Management ICsNetwork Synchronization ICsembedded clocks, such as the rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) and the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), with best-in-class performance for their respective power consumption levels, as well as modules, providing GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDOs) and bus level timing. At the systems level, solutions offered by the company generate, distribute and apply precise time for the communications, aerospace, defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Customers range from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide. Using the technology offered by Microsemi, customers are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company’s advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. These systems support today’s precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), NTP and Synchronous Ethernet timing. To learn more visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/3425-timing-synchronization.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Contact Information

Microsemi Corporation

One Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA , 92656

tele: (800) 713-4113
fax: (949) 215-4996

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