Windows NTP Server

Windows NTP Time Server [NTS-8000-GPS]

Windows NTP server NTS-8000-GPS
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The NTS-8000-GPS Windows NTP Server is a dedicated NTP time server for TCP/IP networks, which combines a GPS clock/receiver with a Windows server based computer allowing all the standard options available with Windows.


Windows NTP Server with GPS time receiver

The unit connects directly to your network via a CAT5 Ethernet connection and fits in a standard 19" rack. This NTP server incorporates a GPS clock and remote GPS antenna. The antenna tracks up to 12 (of 24) satellites for increased precision and is fully weather proof (IP65) as it must be installed externally. The antenna can be mounted up to 1,000m (3,000ft) from the unit using an appropriate (optional) antenna extension kit.

The NTS-8000-GPS has a backlit LCD display to show run-time information for both the GPS subsystem and the NTP server and to aid installation. The Software drivers conform to the Network Time Protocol Version 4 (NTP V4) and are 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 assigning an IP address automatically or a fixed IP address can be used.

The NTS-8000-GPS can be built with multiple (currently up to six) Ethernet ports enabling it to serve time to multiple independant networks and can handle more than 3,000 NTP requests per minute per network, making it the first choice for providing accurate time information to very large networks with thousands of clients!

Key Benefits

  • Ready-to-operate Secure Stratum 1 NTP Time Server
  • Includes active GPS antenna
  • Support for NTP v2, NTP v3, NTP v4 and SNTP compatible clients
  • Easily configured via a proprietary Windows configuration utility pre-installed on the server
  • Multiple (up to 6) Standard 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 Network Connections
  • Can handle more than 3,000 NTP requests per minute per port, ideal for large networks
  • Able to Peer with other NTP time servers for enhanced synchronization security
  • Front Panel display for Time and Satellite and Radio time Status
  • SNTP and NTP protocol support
  • Syslog error reporting
  • 6 years warranty

Product Specification for the NTS-8000-GPS Windows NTP Server

Receiver: Active 12 channel GPS Antenna
Timing Accuracy: Network: ± 12 milliseconds, typical
GPS: <1>
NTP Time Requests: >3,000 requests per minute
Supported Networks: Can supply time to up to 6 separate networks
Housing: Standard 19" rackmount (2U)
Display: LCD Panel, 2 x 20 characters, with backlight
Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2
Protocols (NTP & SNTP): NTP: v2 (RFC 1119), v3 (RFC1305), v4 (RFC 2131)
SNTP: v3 (RFC 1769), v4 (RFC 2030)
Network Interface: Multiple (up to 6) Standard 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 Network Connections
Power supply: 85 - 260V, 47 - 63Hz
Operating Temperature: 0-50°C / 32-122°F
Operating Humidity: Max. 85%

What's in the box

  • NTS-8000-GPS Unit
  • GPS Mushroom Antenna (with a 10m/8 Core Cable)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Power Lead
  • 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-8000-GPS Windows NTP Server

  • Gold and Premium Support Packages
  • Digital Wall Clocks
  • 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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