Slim network time protocol server

Network time server [NTS-6002-GPS]

network time protocol server

The network time protocol server, NTS-6001-GPS, is an update to the best-selling NTS-6000-GPS. At the request of our customers, the unit was slimmed down to a space saving 1U rackmount unit and the front display was updated.

As with its predecessor the Galleon Systems NTS-6001-GPS Network Time Server combines a GPS receiver with an embedded solid state computer running the Linux operating system.

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The unit connects directly to your network via a CAT5 Ethernet connection and fits in a standard 19" rack. This GPS NTP server incorporates a GPS computer clock and a highly accurate remote antenna that tracks up to 12 satellites for increased precision.

The antenna is fully weatherproof (IP65) as it must be installed externally, preferably on a roof top with a 360° view of the sky. It can be positioned up to 200m (600 ft) away as standard, or up to 1,000m (3,000ft) using an optional antenna extension kit.

The NTS-6001-GPS has a backlit LCD display to show run-time information for both the GPS sub-system and the NTP server, and to aid installation. The Software conforms to the Network Time Protocol Version 4 (NTP V4) and is available for uni-cast, broadcast or multi-cast NTP time synchronization.

Configuration and management of the unit is straight forward via a network interface. The IP address of the unit can be configured by using DHCP to assign an IP address automatically or a fixed IP address can be used.

The NTS-6001-GPS has dual Ethernet ports enabling it to serve time to 2 independent networks and can handle more than 5,000 NTP requests per second, per network. This makes it the first choice for providing accurate time information to large networks with thousands of clients!

Network time protocol server


  • Ready-to-operate secure stratum 1 NTP time server
  • 6 year warranty
  • Includes GPS antenna and can support a secondary time receiver for the MSF radio time signal
  • Support for NTP v2, NTP v3, NTP v4 and SNTP compatible clients
  • Configured across your network via a secure browser interface by http/ https (RFC2616)
  • Dual RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces 10/100/1000 MBit
  • Can handle more than 250,000 NTP requests per minute per port, ideal for large networks
  • MD5 authentication for advanced security
  • Able to peer with other NTP time servers for enhanced synchronization security
  • Solid State Flash memory enables software upgrades and eliminates 'disk failure'
  • Front panel display for time, and satellite and radio time status
  • SNTP and NTP protocol support
  • Syslog error reporting


Product specifications for the network time protocol server


Active 12 channel GPS Antenna

Timing Accuracy: Network: ± 10 milliseconds, typical
GPS: <1>
NTP Time Requests: >250,000 requests per minute
Supported Networks:

Can supply time to 2 separate networks

Power Consumption: 27 Watts
Housing: Standard 19" rackmount (1U)
Dimensions (H × W × D): 45mm × 425mm × 309mm
Display: LC-display, 2 x 20 characters, with backlight
Operating System: Linux
Protocols (NTP & SNTP): NTP: v2 (RFC 1119), v3 (RFC1305), v4 (RFC 2131)
SNTP: v3 (RFC 1769), v4 (RFC 2030)
Network Interface:

Dual RJ-45 Network Connection 10/100/1000 MBit

Power supply:

85 - 260V, 47 - 63Hz

Operating Temperature:

0-50°C / 32-122°F

Operating Humidity:

Max. 85%

Network time protocol server includes the following

  • NTS-6001-GPS Unit
  • GPS Mushroom Antenna (with a 10m/8 Core Cable - not shown)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Power Lead
  • NTP Software CD
  • Junction Box (used to extend antenna cable - if necessary)
  • IDC Cable Tool (used to insert cable into the junction box- if necessary)

Additional Extras

The following products are also available for use with the NTS-6001-GPS NTP Time Server:

  • Gold and premium support packages
  • Digital wall clocks
  • Secondary MSF antenna
  • Antenna cable (100 to 1,000 metre rolls available)
  • Additional antenna power supply (Recommended from 150 metres onwards)
  • Lightning arrestor
  • Additional software licenses (available from 5 to 300+ clients)

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