[time] GPS Time Server Survey

Brandon West brandon
Thu Apr 24 23:42:24 UTC 2008


I think it's a very good idea. The quasi-enthusiast market, or small  
business market might be interested in this, however the ntp pool  
provides good enough service for most people. Only those offline  
entirely cannot benefit from the pool. I bet that number of  
installations is fairly small.
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Brandon West
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On Apr 24, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Kipton Moravec wrote:

> I am designing a system with a GPS module, and started looking at  
> all of
> the things it could do, including time.
>
> Since you folks are all interested in time, I was wondering which of  
> two
> products would be of interest to you.
>
> 1. A GPS module with the ability to expand the serial port to more  
> than
> 10 to allow you to use the NTP NEMA driver. The time pulse would be
> accurate to about 30 nS RMS. Retail cost about $100.
>
> 2. A time server with 2 Ethernet ports, with GPS time reference, to
> directly support between 50 and 100 users using GPS. Retail Cost about
> $200
>
> Both would be Stratum 1 by using the GPS (and later Galileo also)
> Satellites.
>
> Any additional specifications? How much more would you pay for the
> additional specs?
>
> Or is this not interesting enough for you, that I would be wasting my
> efforts.
>
> -- 
> Kipton Moravec KE5NGX
> "Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the  
> rest."
> --Mark Twain
>
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