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GNSS/GPS independence a must when power transmission networks move their real-time services to IP

Power networks have strict real-time and time synchronization requirements, especially when using synchrophasors (PMUs) for better control and protection schemes. PMUs are increasingly used to ensure better utilization in the power networks, especially when more renewable energy sources (RES) are used.

Conflicts and tense geopolitical situations have made operators aware of the vulnerability of GNSS solutions and that satellite signals are easily jammed or spoofed. Several countries have mandated that all 5G deployments need to be GNSS independent for the operator to receive a license for security and national sovereignty reasons. Power networks, especially the power transmission networks, are truly mission critical in all countries and will require GNSS/GPS independent synchronisation for its critical functions to ensure service availability.


Top 3 synchronization priorities for power utility networks we support you with

Time synchronization is key to secure mission critical real-time services over IP

When power transmission networks are moving their real-time critical services to IP their time synchronization will be a critical factor. The usage of synchrophasors (PMUs) for better control and protection schemes will also greatly impact on these tightened requirements.

Heterogeneous network environments threatens service availability

Power utility networks that need to embrace new technology to be future proof. This brings forth challenging heterogeneous networks that need to enable mission critical real-time services. Time synchronization needs to work seamless and independent of the underlying network and provide accurate time within real-time boundaries.

GNSS/GPS independence is key to assure secure service availability

As time synchronization requirements in mission critical power transmission networks are strict, GNSS/GPS solutions are not feasible due to vulnerability issues like jamming and spoofing. These network needs a secure and reliable in-network alternative that can assure service availability.


Net insight’s synchronization solution, Precision TimeNet, is an innovative time synchronization solution that leverages existing TDM power utility networks without depending on GNSS/GPS.

In doing so, it enables the accuracy, security, and low latency needed without introducing further complexity or requiring costly infrastructure upgrades. Precision TimeNet is a fully open, standards-based solution that enhances interoperability, enabling transmission network operators to integrate it within their current infrastructure and reap its benefits. Precision TimeNet paves the way for the future of power transmission networks, enabling PTOs to deliver mission critical real-time services over heterogeneous networks independent of GNSS/GPS.


Secure service availability and reliability over heterogeneous networks independent of GNSS/GPSP

Precision TimeNet synchronization solution runs over your existing network and is designed to handle heterogeneous and critical environments over large distances. Time synchronization is kept separate from the underlying network performance to assure delivery of mission critical real-time services.

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Top 3 benefits with our solution

GNSS/GPS independent

Works over heterogeneous network environments

Enables synchronization visibility and service availability


IP gateway products for production over managed IP networks

Easy to change functions on same card

Supporting all IP standards as 2110, 2022 & NMOS

Wide range of protection mechanisms available on demand

Flexible service access integrating legacy SDI together with modern IP as 2110

Unprecedented density with aggregating traffic up to 12 x 100G

Open restAPI supported that can bring full QoS control in an NMOS environment

Aperi A1101 Compute Switch

1U ultra-compact form factor – up to 3 units per U

  • 90 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 1 expansion slot for Aperi app acceleration module
  • Compact media processing architecture with redundant power
  • 1/10 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
  • V-Stack media OS with web UI and application API control

Aperi A1105 Compute Switch

1U compact form factor

  • 520 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 5 expansion slots for Aperi app acceleration modules
  • Compact media processing architecture with redundant power
  • 1/10 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
  • V-Stack media OS with web UI and application API control

Nimbra 600 series

2.5/6/10U form factor options

  • 40/80/160 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 4/8/16 expansion slots for Nimbra app acceleration modules
  • Compact to full hardware redundancy option
  • 1/10 GbE, audio and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • JPEG XS, JPEG 2000, H.264/AVC compression
  • ASI/ST2022-2 conversion
  • MSR Safe Transport option
  • NimOS media OS with web UI, Nimbra Vision NMS support and API control

Synchronization is the next key capability that will enable critical services and applications in 5G networks to drive return on investment for MNOs

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“With an innovative approach to a key network capability, our Precision TimeNet is revolutionizing synchronization by being completely GNSS/GPS and network independent, extremely cost-efficient and futureproof, providing accurate time distribution over existing networks”


CEO, Netinsight