Posts Tagged ‘NTP’

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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Setting your Computer Time in Ubuntu

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here’s another one for Linux users; this might seem pretty simple, but it’s worth repeating …

You computer’s clock does more than just tell you the time. This clock also stamps your email with the correct time as well as documents and much more. So when your PC clock is off, your life is off (at least while you are working). So it is necessary to keep your machine time accurate. But how do you do this? Besides making sure your hardware clock is correct (which is commonly done through the BIOS settings), you need to know how to set the time.

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NTP sues smartphone giants over wireless e-mail patents

Friday, July 9th, 2010

NTP was really thinking ahead when they patented wireless email; it will be interesting to see how long that patent stands up in court …




Patent holding company NTP, most famous for successfully suing BlackBerry maker RIM for violating its patents for “wireless e-mail,” is now targeting some of the most successful smartphone hardware and software makers for patent infringement. The company claims that Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, and Motorola are infringing NTP’s eight patents for “delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems.”

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