IMS – LANTIME M1000: Modular Synchronization Server for Communication Networks

IMS – LANTIME M1000: Modular Synchronization Server for Communication Networks

Modular Synchronization Server for Communication Networks

Versatile Phase and Frequency Synchronization for Telecommunication Networks. The Meinberg LANTIME M1000 is an intelligent, modular synchronization solution in a 1RU form factor. Its flexible, modular design allows it to perform as both a Primary Reference Clock (PRC) and a Primary Reference Time Clock (PRTC), as well as fulfill many other roles in a synchronization concept for telecommunication networks.

Depending on its modular configuration, the M1000 can be enabled as a “mini-SSU/BITS,” an Edge Grandmaster Clock, or a highly scalable core Grandmaster – synchronizing thousands of base stations or CPE devices like Femtocell Access Points, Broadband SUs or Home Gateways. Meinberg’s market-leading IMS network time synchronization modules support all PTP telecom profiles, such as ITU-T G.8265.1, ITU-T G.8275.1 and ITU-T G.8275.2 as well as Synchronous Ethernet and Hardware NTP with 8ns timestamp accuracy via a Gigabit Ethernet interface.



Product Description

Flexible, Scalable, Future-Proof
Clock, Phase or Time of Day? The LANTIME M1000 delivers all three forms of synchronization, supporting all protocols and interfaces commonly used in telecommunication environments. Besides PTP, NTP and Synchronous Ethernet the M1000 can provide 2048 kHz / 2.048MBit/s / 1.544MBit/s on a broad spectrum of physical connectors (RJ45, D-SUB, BNC) and a wide range of interface types (framed/unframed, balanced/120Ohm and unbalanced/75 Ohm). Capitalizing on its modularity, each M1000 can be tailored to its intended purpose; if end-user requirements change in the future, the M1000 can be modified in the field, with outstanding hotplug and hotswap capabilities enabling performance upgrades or additional/different interfaces.

Available clock modules for the IMS platform accept a large number of reference sources, including GNSS signals (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), long wave radio signals such as DCF77, or wired electrical/optical references such as 1PPS or, 10MHz. Dedicated input modules add E1/T1 sync input interfaces with full SSM/BOC support; PTP, SyncE and NTP can be configured for use as sync references as well. Different oscillator options allow end-users to upgrade the M1000’s holdover performance; in the event of temporary loss of all sync references, the M1000 ensures continuity by providing sync to the application/service until reference signals are restored.

The standard M1000 is equipped with a front panel featuring a 4×16 LC display, menu buttons, a USB port and a serial console port. The M1000S version incorporates all module slots and connectors on the front panel, designed for wall mountor rack mount that may require limited access. The M1000S has no display or menu buttons, offering a streamlined, cost-effective option.

The First Choice for All Network Environments
Meinberg’s M1000 is an ideal solution for synchronizing mobile base stations for both FDD- and TDD-based radio access networks. Carrier Ethernet/Metro Ethernet environments, as well as broadband access and PDH/SDH communication networks can be synchronized with this ultra-flexible device. This industry-leading PTP platform is optimized to meet the needs of today’s 2G/3G/4G mobile networks. The M1000 is also ideally suited for migration of existing network infrastructure, enabling highly accurate, precise microsecond-level phase synchronization technologies, such as LTE-Advanced and WiMAX-TDD.

Combining different synchronization interfaces in a single device provides a powerful synchronization solution for migrating Circuit Switched to Packet Switched Networks (Next Generation Networks/NGN). The modularity of the IMS platform allows upgrades to the performance and feature set of the M1000 without having to power down the device. New sync technologies can be added by simply replacing or adding a module, without having to qualify or purchase a completely new device. As a result, the M1000 is one of the most scalable, flexible and cost-effective synchronization devices on the market and an ideal fit for telecommunication networks.

Redundancy and Quality Enable Outstanding Reliability
The M1000 can be deployed with fully redundant power supplies, rather than redundant power input connectors sharing a single internal power supply. The system may also optionally include redundant clock and output modules. Coupled with available holdover performance upgrades, this provides robustness and mission -critical reliability that protects services and applications in the most rigorous computing environments. For system operators, the M1000 becomes the life insurance for cell phone networks, digital radio and wired communication infrastructures.

Scalable PTP and NTP Server for Networks and Applications of All Sizes
With up to 6,000 NTP requests per second, the M1000’s CPU module is capable of delivering time synchronization to hundreds and thousands of network clients. It supports the following protocols: IPv4, IPv6, NTP / SNTP (v2, v3, v4), HTTP (S), SSH, Telnet, SNMP (v1, v2, v3), FTP, SFTP, and DHCP/DHCPv6 . Up to 99 logical network interfaces can be set up (99 IPv4 and 99 IPv6 addresses and 99 VLAN IDs).

The new HPS (High Performance Sync) family is Meinberg’s latest module generation designed for the most demanding network time synchronization requirements. Each HPS module can serve time to up to 2,048 PTP Slaves at full rate (128 sync/128 delay req per second) or respond to 400,000 NTP requests per second. Each M1000 can hold up to four HPS modules, enabling a performance increase to 4 x 400,000 NTP requests/second or 8,096 PTP Slaves (at full rate). As a part of the IMS family, the M1000 allows users to add or replace modules without having to shut down the system.

Powerful Management System
In addition to hot-plug/hot-swap capabilities, M1000 modules can be configured via the central web interface (provided by the CPU module). A powerful, fully scriptable CLI is also available and can be acccessed using a serial console port or remotely by using SSH. For the central management of multiple LANTIME devices with a NMS/EMS the M1000 supports SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Alarms and notifications are supported via eMail or SNMP traps. Two syslog servers can be specified and can be set-up to receive log entries either by UDP or TCP.

The M1000’s front panel integrates the familiar LC-Display with 4×16 characters and the LANTIME menu panel with four arrow buttons plus four function buttons. This allows fast and intuitive on-site configuration of the system’s most important parameters, including locking the front panel to block further menu access. When field service engineers require front panel access to quickly check status information, central management can disable the lock using the web interface.
Note: The M1000S variant does not have a display and menu buttons.

Active Cooling Module
The M1000’s Active Cooling Module (ACM) enables its safe operation over the fully-specified temperature range. The ACM is easily field-replaceable and allows hot-plug replacement without the need to power down the unit. Its redundant fans help to ensure reliability, maintaining full cooling performance in case of a fan failure.

Available IMS modules

Additional information

Key Features

Key Features
Years of warranty: 3 RoHS compliant
System footprint optimized for physical space
Synchronization of NTP and SNTP compatible clients
Web-based status and configuration interface (Demo), and console-based graphical configuration utility
IMS – Intelligent Modular System platform
Up to 4 PTP (IEEE 1588-2008) modules
Redundant power and receiver option (eg GPS / GLONASS combination)
Hot Plug
Flexible module combinations based on end-user application
Meinberg's LANTIME time server is available with a variety of additional output options: IRIG Time Code, frequency synthesizer and programmable pulse outputs illustrate some of the many expansion options for your NTP server
Up to 16 additional LAN ports


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