The device is an IEEE 1588-2008 compliant 10-port Gigabit switch capable of acting as a Transparent Clock and, with aid of the Synchronous Ethernet protocol, to achieve synchronization in the nanosecond range.
It is equipped with the latest technology and may be operated via a comfortable web interface. It may be used as an industrial Ethernet switch for rough environments requiring carrier grade switching.
The job of a Transparent Clock (also referred to as TC) switch is very simple to understand. It just modies PTP messages as they pass through the device. Timestamps in the messages are corrected for time spent traversing the network equipment.
This approach improves distribution accuracy by compensating for delivery variability across the network (called Packet Delay Variation - PDV). The device does not alter any other message other than Sync and Delay_Req packets and is completely transparent both to the PTP Master and to the PTP slaves.