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The MSF Time Signal

The MSF time signal is a dedicated radio broadcast providing an accurate and reliable source of UK civil time, based on the global time scale UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), the MSF signal is ..
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The Atomic Clock and the NTP Time Server

Most people have heard of atomic clocks, their accuracy and precision are well known. An atomic clock has the potential to keep time for several hundred million years and not lose a second in drift. ..
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NTP Server - Receiving a Time Source

A NTP Server connects to a computer network with the purpose of synchronising all computers, routers and other devices to the exact same time. NTP servers use Network Time Protocol to adjust the ..
(September 21, 2008)
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Network Time Protocol (NTP) - Understanding Synchronisation

Network Time Protocol seems to have been around for ever. In fact it is indeed one of the Internet's oldest protocols having been developed in the 1980's by Professor David Mills and his team from ..
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NTP Time Server Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is NTP? A. NTP - Network Time Protocol is an Internet protocol for time synchronisation, whilst other time synchronisation protocols are available NTP is by far the most widely used having ..
(September 23, 2008)
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Accuracy in Timekeeping - Atomic Clocks and Time Servers

The development of atomic clocks throughout the twentieth century has been fundamental to many of the technologies we employ everyday. Without atomic clocks many of the innovations of the twentieth ..
(September 23, 2008)
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Network Time Server - Choosing Your Time Reference

There are hundreds of internet based timing sources that allow computers running NTP to synchronise to a UTC time - however, there are several drawbacks in relying on the Internet for a timing ..
(September 23, 2008)
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NTP Server - Why the Need For a Dedicated Time Server

Just as your computer is only as good as the software it is running, a time server is only as useful as the timing source it uses. Time servers are similar to other servers in that they are located ..
(August 25, 2008)
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NTP Time Server - The Art of Synchronisation

Even when the Internet when was its infancy, with no more than a few computers connected together it became apparent that there was a need for time synchronisation. Computers are easily confused ..
(August 25, 2008)
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IP65 and IP54 - Protecting Your Electrical Equipment From ..

Computers, monitors and other electrical equipment are now just as commonplace in industry and manufacturing as they are in the office or home. Unfortunately however the demands on electrical ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Uses of Touch Screen Monitors

The touch screen monitor has been around almost as long as computers themselves. Invented in 1971 by Dr Samuel Hurst they have found a use in a wide variety of applications. The main advantage of a ..
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Understanding the Nema and IP Rating Systems

Electricity and water do not go well together as I'm sure most people are aware. However, dust is equally as bad for electrical components as water. Dust varies in size from tiny airborne particles ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Clocks - From the Sundial to the NTP Server

Time is concept that has preoccupied the thoughts of humans since the earliest civilisations. It may only have been in the last century that we have begun to understand time, thanks to the work of ..
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Telling the Time in a Global Economy Benefits of a NTP Server

The world is becoming an ever smaller place. Modern technology means that it is just as easy to make a purchase from the other side of the world as it is buy something from our local high street. ..
(June 15, 2008)
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Cuckoo Clocks to NTP Servers Accuracy in Timekeeping

The clock in its form that we recognise today has been around since the middle of the fourteenth century. Before then, measuring the passage of time had always been a tricky affair with the movement ..
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Lengthen the Life of Your PC Industrial Computer Enclosures

PCs are a miracle of the modern age. It seems as if there is no task that a computer is unable to do as efficiently as a human. Computers are now to be found in all aspects of business from office ..
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Crazy From the Heat Keeping Computers Cool

A computer's components produce large amounts of heat during a PC's normal operation. CPU's, integrated circuits, graphics cards, hard drives and power supplies all generate heat through normal ..
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NTP Servers Basic NTP Configuration

Network Time Protocol has been developed to keep computers synchronized. All computers are prone to drift and accurate timing is essential for many time critical applications. A version of NTP is ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Time Wars Confrontation in Time Keeping

Time is certainly a concept most of us take for granted, it passes us by and we only notice it when we catch a glimpse of a grey hair in the mirror or arrive late for that important meeting. Yet ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Network Time Protocol (NTP) The Way it Works

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is probably the Internet's oldest protocol. Developed at the University of Delaware, it has been in use and continually updated for the last 25 years. In short it is a ..
(June 22, 2008)
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GPS Time Keeping in the Satellite Age

We are all used to the Sat Nav by now. More and more people are installing those little black boxes into their cars and throwing away their old paper road maps. The advantages of satellite navigation .
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Windows Vista Time Servers, Synchronisation and Time Zone ..

It can be really annoying. You have just got off the plane, booted up your lap top and set the clock to local time. Yet all your appointments suddenly move, not just the ones on that side of the ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Windows Time Server Synchronising Your Network With NTP

Nearly all a computers activity involves time whether logging a timestamp for when a network was accessed to sending an email, knowing the time is crucial for computer applications. All computers ..
(June 23, 2008)
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NTP The Need For Accurate Time

Telling the time is incredibly important for our day to day lives. We need to know what time to get up for work, when to catch the bus and even when to go to bed to ensure we get enough shut eye. ..
(June 23, 2008)
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The Basics of an NTP Server

NTP servers or Network Time Protocol are devices that connect to a computer network and synchronise all machines to a single time source. Of course most Windows operating systems have an inbuilt NTP ..
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