Posts Tagged ‘network time protocol’

A Serial Switch that Supports Network Time Protocol Provides Exact Synchronization

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In many network applications, the ability to synchronize time settings across a variety of different network devices is of utmost importance. This is especially true in applications where data is collected from multiple network devices, and when time stamped log records are generated to record significant network events. In cases like this, a serial switch that supports network time protocol (or NTP) can prove to be a very valuable asset.

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Why is Network Time Protocol an Important Feature for Serial Console Servers?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

In many network applications, it’s often important that every network element, including the serial console server (http://www.wti.com/c-48-serial-console-servers.aspx), is set to exactly the same time and date. Synchronization of clocks and calendar setting on network devices helps to ensure that any time stamped data generated by the synchronized devices in the network accurately reflect the same time and date settings. The most popular and reliable means to achieve time setting synchronization within a network environment is Network Time Protocol, or NTP.

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