September 26, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
OPNT, a systems provider for highly accurate and GPS-independent time distribution through fiber-optic telecommunication networks, announced today that Jean Pierre Aubry, former CEO of Oscilloquartz, has joined their advisory team. Oscilloquartz was sold to ADVA Optical Networking in 2014. Oscilloquartz is a pioneer in time and frequency synchronization.
OPNT stands for Optical Positioning, Navigation and Timing. The company is developing an alternative technology for network time synchronization for fiber optic networks that will be faster and more reliable than the currently widely-used global satellite positioning (GPS) systems. Network time synchronization is crucial amongst others for network optimization and accurate location positioning. Alongside the additional investment by KPN Ventures, OPNT has been able to conduct a successful test of its innovative timing technology to achieve sub-nanosecond synchronization within a simulated network architecture provided by KPN.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to join OPNT’s advisory team. What they are doing related to next generation time synchronization in the optical network is truly unique. The range of applications is quite interesting and I look forward to supporting their success,” said Jean Pierre Aubry
“Jean Pierre is a true pioneer and thought leader in the timing arena,” said Marco Gorter, CEO of OPNT. “Receiving his endorsement and having the opportunity to work with him is truly an honor.”
OPNT is the first worldwide provider of short and long haul timing solutions based on so-called White Rabbit Ethernet, whose development was initiated by CERN and which greatly improves on the accuracy of the existing IEEE 1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet standards. OPNT’s implementation is highly flexible, allowing retrofit solutions in existing networks with no need for replacement of legacy equipment or sacrificing valuable telecom capacity. With OPNT, network owners now have the unique opportunity to distribute and control GPS-quality timing everywhere in their own infrastructure, doing away with the inevitable third-party dependence of GPS receivers, as well as their risk of jamming and high operational expenditure.
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