NTP Clock Systems are used in all applications where a separate cabling is not possible or long cable paths would lead too high installation costs.
However, common network cables (CAT5/CAT6) are always installed, especially in industrial buildings, manufacturing plants and medical sites.
Then only PoE-enabled network equipment and corresponding RJ45 ports are required for the connection of NTP slave clocks, daylight saving is done automatically.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a procedure which enables network devices to be powered via an 8-wire Ethernet cable.
In the LAN the TCP/IP protocol (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is used for data exchange, which defines the structure of data protocols in the Internet and in communications technology. Subordinated to the TCP/IP is the NTP (Network Time Protocol) protocol for synchronisation of computers in a computer network = international standard for PC time transmission on the Internet. NTP is also used in smaller networks (LAN) to synchronise computer servers and workstations.
With this NTP protocol it is possible to synchronise MPU-TC/BMC master clocks (NTP server or NTP client) without the need for separate control cables. This is associated with a convenient remote control of the whole master clock via a web interface, for which purpose no additional software is necessary, because the operation via a standard web browser is possible.
The use of fibre optic cables and the like that allows even large distances do not cause problems.
NTP clock systems are virtually maintenance free.
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