Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, has announced several major upgrades to its OSA 5420 Series that now make it the industry’s most agile synchronisation toolkit. The new features combine the delivery of synchronisation over IPv6, support of ITU-T G.8275.2, expanded use of all major global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and increased security.
Collectively, these new capabilities mean that the OSA 5420 can now be used across an even wider range of industries to deliver robust, secure and packet-based IEEE 1588 PTP synchronisation. As with all Oscilloquartz products, the key focus is on helping service providers to leverage their existing networks to meet increasingly advanced and progressively stringent synchronisation demands in an operationally efficient and cost-effective way.
Speaking about the product upgrade Gil Biran, general manager at Oscilloquartz comments: “We’re the only vendor in the marketplace who is working hand-in-hand with the industry to find unique ways to maximise the potential of current build-outs. Unlike other vendors, we’re advocating that service providers avoid time-consuming, costly and disruptive forklift upgrades and focus on fully utilising their deployed infrastructures. Our OSA 5420 Series is unique in this respect. It removed roadblocks, expands possibilities and ensures we’re delivering timing and synchronisation technology wherever it’s needed.”
The key to helping service providers derive greater value from their existing networks comes with the support of ITU-T G.8275.2. With this, the OSA 5420 Series can deliver time and phase synchronisation over partially aware and even unaware networks.
Another key update to the OSA 5420 Series is support for the European Space Agency’s Galileo GNSS. The addition of Galileo to the OSA 5420 Series means that the technology now comprehensively supports every major GNSS constellation – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. Another key feature here is that the device can be configured to operate with dual constellations. This dual support provides a far more robust and resilient solution than anything previously available. And with access to more satellites than ever before, the OSA 5420 Series offers even greater levels of timing accuracy, availability and resiliency.