Resource Section Documents

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Compliance Documents: DISA and DoDIN APL letter for SecureSync SecureSync is the first and longest-standing time and frequency reference system listed on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL), pdf - 246 KB
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Compliance Documents: NERC CIP-007 Security Report

This technical note documents the compatibility of SecureSync with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) “CIP-007 Standard Cyber Security – Systems Security Management”.

This paper also describes the SecureSync configuration settings required to meet the CIP-007 requirement.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Compliance Documents: Declaration of Conformity for SecureSync Declaration of compliance to applicable standards. pdf - 47 KB
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Datasheets: Spectracom Time Server/ Master Clock Web UI Overview An overview of the web-based graphical user interface for Orolia's time server/master clock platform. pdf - 168 KB
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Datasheets: STL Satellite Time & Location Service STL (Satellite, Time & Location) is a revolutionary source for precision time broadcast from the Iridium® satellites constellation. Orolia has partnered with Satelles to integrate this signal into the SecureSync platform, providing a secure and accurate timing reference that can augment or take the place of GPS in RF denied environments. STL pdf - 383 KB
Monday, March 25, 2019
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Datasheets: SecureSync BroadShield Option BroadShield is an option that integrates over 75 GPS jamming and spoofing detection algorithms into the SecureSync Precision Time and Frequency Platform. pdf - 424 KB
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Datasheets: GPS Timing Accessories Orolia GPS timing accessories include GPS antennas, surge protectors, grounding kits, amplfiers, splitters, software, time displays, and support package options. pdf - 208 KB
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Datasheets: Option Module Cards for SecureSync Datasheet Optional hardware modules for the SecureSync platform. pdf - 285 KB
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Datasheets: SecureSync Enterprise-class datasheet A SecureSync configuration and options for the needs for enterprise network synchronization. pdf - 443 KB
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Industry Standards: Time Synchronization for E-Commerce: PCI DSS Compliance The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) requires the use of time-synchronization technology. We can help ensure your compliance with requirement 10.4. pdf - 270 KB
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Other: SecureSync Product Notice - Core Processing Module Upgrade New shipments of the SecureSync Time & Frequency Synchronization Platform, including NetClock 9400 Series Time Servers, include a upgraded version of the core processing module. The new version will provide users with faster processing speeds and enhanced memory functionality. The new processor requires at least version 5.7.0 of the firmware. pdf - 115 KB
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Product Manuals: User Manual CTCSS Tone Filter Model 1118 The CTCSS tone filter is used with GPS Master Oscillators, such as SecureSync, Rev H. pdf - 1009 KB
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Software: SecureSync/NetClock 9400 REST API Collection and Documentation SecureSync/NetClock 9400 REST API Collection and Documentation External Link
Monday, November 19, 2018
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Software: Update Files for SecureSync/NetClock 9400 to version 5.8.7 The following files, corresponding to version 5.8.7, are available for download at this link: the software update file, update instructions for SecureSync, update instructions for NetClock 9400, release notes for SecureSync and release notes for NetClock 9400. External Link
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Software: SecureSync/NetClock 9400 SNMP MIBs and Documentation SecureSync/NetClock 9400 SNMP MIBs and Documentation External Link
Monday, November 19, 2018
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Software: Update Files for SecureSync/NetClock 9400 to v4.8.9 and v5.0.2
  • If your current firmware version is less than 4.4.0, please contact Spectracom for upgrade instructions
  • If your current firmware version is below 4.8.9, an update to 4.8.9 is necessary before updating to a newer version
  • If your current firmware version is below 5.0.2, an update to 5.0.2 is necessary before updating to a newer version

This link provides the update files for 4.8.9 and 5.0.2 and instructions

External Link
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Software: UpdateCleaner for SecureSync/NetClock 9400 Under some circumstances, clearing logs and stats from SecureSync or NetClock 9400 via the Web UI require a second step in order to achieve an optimum restoration of disk space. If you have been instructed to do so, use this Disk Cleanup Patch that can be uploaded and run from within the Web UI. This Patch will clean items that are not user accessible otherwise. External Link
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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System Diagrams: Hybrid Unicast/Anycast Multi-Statum NTP Network System diagram showing hybrid Unicast/Anycast multi-statum NTP network. pdf - 441 KB
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Technical Notes and Briefs: NTP over Anycast Spectracom NTP services, implemented in its SecureSync and NetClock 9400 platforms, are compatible with an Anycast routing scheme. The NTP over Anycast feature is a combination of the time server’s ability to associate one of its network ports to an Anycast IP address and to remove itself as an available time source if there is a problem with its reference. pdf - 170 KB
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Technical Notes and Briefs: NTP Server Capacity Testing Large-scale NTP deployments require consideration for the network’s time synchronization architecture. Network time deployments are usually driven by considerations for reliability, scalability, manageability and security. The capability of modern NTP servers, such as Spectracom SecureSync® and NetClock® time servers, is such that capacity does not impact the design of the synchronization architecture.  pdf - 202 KB
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Technical Notes and Briefs: Differences Between NTP and SNTP NTP (Network Time Protocol) and SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) are very similar TCP/IP protocols in that they use the same time packet from a Time Server message to compute accurate time. The procedure used by the Time Server to assemble and send out a time stamp is exactly the same whether NTP (i.e. full implementation NTP) is being used, or if SNTP is being used. pdf - 64 KB
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Technical Notes and Briefs: Routing of Data Across Multiple Networks This technical note provides a general description of the software routing scheme of a single Spectracom unit with multiple network ports and offers alternative timing hardware deployments if software isolation is insufficient. pdf - 110 KB
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Technical Notes and Briefs: Email Notification Setup for SecureSync and NetClock 9400 This document is designed to help you configure Email Alerts to generate automatic emails when certain events occur on an Orolia time server with 5.1.x software. pdf - 759 KB
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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White Papers: Leap Second Readiness Tips If you manage a time-sensitive network, you'll want to consider how a leap second event will effect your applications. We offer these tips to help you be prepared. pdf - 224 KB
Monday, December 31, 2018
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White Papers: Tech Brief Resiliency in PNT: Cybersecurity This Orolia Tech Brief explores the basic steps for maintaining security using a network-connected time server and looks at different ways to achieve resiliency in PNT. As an example, we will start with our SecureSync® Time Server product line to demonstrate how to maintain security with this network-connected device. pdf - 351 KB
Friday, February 22, 2019
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White Papers: Tech Brief Resiliency in PNT: GPS/GNSS Jamming and Spoofing Reliance on GNSS is now commonplace. However, all GNSS systems share a common vulnerability: their signals are very weak. GNSS satellites operate from Mid-Earth Orbit (MEO), approximately 20,000-25,000 km above the earth, to provide the best coverage and geometry for triangulation. As such, the transmitted signal is extremely weak upon arrival at the surface of the earth – so weak that it is weaker than the surrounding radio noise. Special signal processing techniques recover the GNSS signal from the background noise, but the weak signal strength at the user’s receivers makes GNSS navigation very susceptible to interference. pdf - 641 KB
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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White Papers: Why Accurate Time is Essential for Video Surveillance and Security Programs With IP-based video surveillance hardware, commercial and government security professionals can now significantly improve their security system’s efficiency, performance and functionality by leveraging modern networking technologies. However, as is the case with any network, time synchronization – where all clocks in cameras, access systems, recording equipment, and computers have the same time – is essential, not only to ensure proper operation of your surveillance systems, but also to ensure the credibility of legal evidence. pdf - 2 MB
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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