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NEW PRODUCTS

TIME SWITCHES

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE GRANDMASTER CLOCK AND GNSS RECEIVER

The Muller slimline SC08.13 Astro Digital and VS10.18 time switches are designed to be solid and accurate. The Astro Digital saves power by accurately tracking the

The OSA 5401 Syncplug is an accurate small form-factor

sun’s progress and switching lights, appliances, equipment

pluggable (SFP) grandmaster clock and global navigation

on or off in relation to sunrise or sunset.

satellite system (GNSS) receiver. According to the company,

The time switch will accurately switch at any fixed period

it has the smallest footprint and most compact design on

before or after sunrise or sunset, any time in the year. The

the market. The product brings precise IEEE 1588v2 preci-

product has a daily/weekly program, block programming,

sion time protocol (PTP) frequency and phase synchronisa-

60 locations and memory reserve of six years.

tion as well as synchronous Ethernet deeper into access networks, including radio access and small cell networks.

Measuring one module wide, 17.5 mm, the single module VS10.18 is a 24 h time switch. If a battery backup is

With its miniature form factor and low-touch provisioning,

required, it provides security if power drops or other power

this product can be deployed in the most space-restrictive

disturbance occurs.

environments. No additional power source or real estate is needed, since it can be easily integrated into existing

Ampere Electrical Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd

network elements.

www.ampere.com.au

The timing-optimised, dual-frequency GNSS receiver achieves good performance even in urban canyons. Design

RUGGED TABLET

and network redundancy techniques provide resilience

The Panasonic 10.1″, Android-powered FZ-A2

against local GNSS jamming.

Toughpad delivers ruggedness and is suitable

Features include compatibility with SFP electrical MSA;

for highly mobile outdoor workers in challenging

built-in GNSS receiver supporting fully featured PRTC and

conditions. With its capacitive, sunlight-viewable,

IEEE 1588-2008 (PTP) grandmaster; precise IEEE 1588v2

10-finger multitouch IPS display, flexible configu-

PTP frequency and phase synchronisation to radio access

rable ports and business expansion capability,

networks and small cells; easily plugs into hosting devices

the device can be used in the field whilst benefit-

with no additional power or space required; OEM product

ing from specially configured connectivity options to ensure

customisation for host vendor branding; decouples devel-

data is always available when needed. The product has a magnesium

opment of network element from implementation of GNSS

alloy chassis, military spec MIL-STD-810G certifications, an IP65 rating against dust

receiver; robust design with local Stratum 3E oscillator

and water and 1.2 m drop resistance. It is said to lower the total cost of ownership

and Sync-E input; fallback in case of GNSS outage; and

and provide high field productivity.

extended operating temperature range.

Panasonic Australia Pty Limited

TelecomTest Solutions

www.panasonic.com.au

www.telecomtest.com.au

Continuous Emission Monitoring - Fully Compliant - Minimal Maintenance - Onsite Support

LEADING TECHNOLOGY FOR EMISSION MONITORING AND PROCESS CONTROL Tel: 07 3255 5158 | Fax: 07 3255 5159 | info@groupinstrumentation.com.au | www.groupinstrumentation.com.au 62 INSIGHTS 2017

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