Synchronization System enhances mission critical networks.

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SecureSync(TM) enables flexible, secure, and reliable synchronization of field operations critical to defense departments, agencies, and their contactors. Rack-mount, configured-to-order system offers timing and frequency functions expandable through modular option cards. Up to 6 cards can be accommodated to offer synchronization to various references and devices. Solution supports range of traditional and contemporary timing protocols and signal types and offers tamper-proof management.

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New Modular, Secure Synchronization System for Mission Critical Network

SecureSync(TM) time & frequency synchronization system unveiled at MILCOM 2009 in Boston

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Spectracom, a company of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), introduces the SecureSync(TM) synchronization system today at MILCOM 2009, the premier international conference for military communications. Synchronization of field operations is critical for armed forces around the globe - virtually every network and communications system requires it. SecureSync uniquely meets the needs of defense departments and agencies and their contactors for flexibility, security, and reliability.

Spectracom's sales vice president, Al Olderstein, said, "Our military customers require a synchronization solution that is feature-rich, but at a low cost of deployment. SecureSync is a flexible "configure-to-order" system. We deliver only the features needed today, expandable in the future, for the lowest cost of ownership."

The compact rack-mount unit offers common timing and frequency functions that are expandable through modular option cards. Up to 6 cards can be accommodated to offer synchronization to a wide variety of references and devices. An extensive number of traditional and contemporary timing protocols and signal types are supported including: GPS (commercial and encrypted [SAASM]), digital and analog timing and frequency signals (1PPS, 10 MHz and more), timecodes (IRIG, STANAG, ASCII), network timing (NTP, PTP), telecom timing (T1/E1). Olderstein adds, "From our long heritage in developing time and frequency products, we are well-known in the industry for our commitment to partnering with customers to determine precisely what they need. The modularity of SecureSync allows us to respond even faster to special requests that can be turned into commercial-off-the-shelf options."

The SecureSync system is a security-hardened network appliance that includes tamper-proof management. Robust network protocols allow for easy and secure authentication, authorization, and accounting/auditing. Spectracom product manager, Jim Allocco, said, "As military applications become more network-centric, we understand the need to leverage centralized management of those networks while maintaining the highest possible security. All our network management features and ports can be enabled/disabled according to the security policy and, under a multi-port configuration, can be restricted to one network. We also fully support the US DoD transition to IPv6 networks."

Reliability is also fundamental to design of the SecureSync system. Spectracom offers its industry-leading 5-year warranty on all SecureSync units and options.

MILCOM 2009 runs through Wednesday, October 21. Additional information on the SecureSync time & frequency synchronization system is available on the Spectracom web site.

About Spectracom
Spectracom, a company of the Orolia Group, offers time and frequency expertise to support a variety of applications in vital communications networks and high throughput test & measurement throughout the world. Our products, systems and services enable our customer's success by Synchronizing Critical Operations®. We offer outstanding customer service backed by continuous certification to ISO9001 and other quality programs in locations covering the globe. For more information, visit

About Orolia
Orolia is a high-technology group specialized in precise Positioning, Navigation and Timing. Orolia provides high-precision electronics equipments that generate, distribute, measure and process the high-precision Time & Frequency signals that Critical Operations use to detect, trace, control, analyze or synchronize time and location-critical events. High-precision timing, positioning and synchronization solutions are vital for critical applications in growing markets such as Defense, Public Safety, and Telecom & Broadcasting in land, maritime, air or space environments. Since 2006, the Orolia group has been able to establish itself as one of the leaders in PNT solutions at a global level through four companies: Spectracom, SpectraTime, T4Science, and Kannad. Orolia's headquarters are located in Les Ulis, (France). The company also has main offices in Neuchatel (Switzerland), Stockholm (Sweden), Rochester (New York), Basingstoke (UK) and Guidel (France).

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