The redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies and system fans ensure a 24/7 operation, 365 days a year with no or minimal downtime for repair in case of a hardware failure. The ability to add a second GPS receiver or combined GPS/GLONASS receiver for a redundant reference time source plus the capability to form redundant network links by assigning multiple LAN interfaces to a high availability bonding group provide an unmatched level of reliability.
The new SF1100 can be ordered with one of two CPU options: the 1.9GHz Quadcore Intel Xeon CPU or the 2.6GHz Octacore Intel Xeon CPU with Hyperthreading. The standard configuration offers two Gigabit interfaces, quad port Gigabit Ethernet or a dual port 10GE/SFP+ expansion cards can increase the number of physical interfaces to a maximum of 2x1GE+4x10GE or 10x1GE ports.
Depending on the selected CPU option and the number of physical network interfaces, a Meinberg SyncFire 1100 can handle up to 750,000 NTP requests per second. This makes the Meinberg SyncFire 1100 one of the world‘s strongest and most reliable NTP appliances on the market and the perfect fit for high performance NTP requirements like synchronization of Femtocell Access Points or other CPEs, VOD Set Top Boxes or when an Internet NTP server has to be provided for a number of SNTP or NTP capable end devices.
The SyncFire 1100 is equipped with a OCXO-LQ oscillator. Time base upgrades up to OCXO-HQ are possible (look at oscillator options for details). The oscillator determines the holdover characteristics (e.g. when the GNSS signal is disturbed or jammed).
It is possible to order the SyncFire 1100 with no integrated stratum 1 clock module (SF1100/RDT model), creating a powerful stratum 2 NTP server that itself can be synchronized by one or more upstream NTP servers, e.g. Meinberg LANTIME systems.