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TK-GM Gen 2 replaced. VelaSync GPS device from FSMLabs and Spectracom Partnership

June 4th 2014 · 3 min read

UPDATE: TimeKeeper GM Generation 2 replaces Velasync

  • The 25Gbps second generation TimeKeeper Grandmaster is a plug in replacement for Velasync, but faster and more capable, with support for multiple constellations and 4 microseconds per day holdover (RB option is 0.6 microseconds/day holdover). FSMLabs is no long using Spectracom/Orolia to manufacture its industry leading GPS clocks and is providing sales and its unrivaled support directly and via its own resellers.

AUSTIN/NEW YORK/CHICAGO – June 4, 2014FSMLabs and Spectracom today announced a new partnership to address the most complex synchronization challenges for time-sensitive network operations. As the first step, Spectracom has announced a 10 gigabit-per-second high-accuracy network clock that integrates FSMLabs software with its GPS timing technology and high speed network interfaces. This combination sets a new standard for network performance and dependability in critical enterprise network applications.

The collaboration between Spectracom and FSMLabs addresses the requirements of demanding data center operations that depend on speed, security and availability in parallel with the delivery of exceptional performance relative to low latency and high packet speeds which are key differentiators in trading and financial services infrastructure. The result is a seamless integration of FSMLab’s industry leading, high-performance timing software, TimeKeepertm, and Spectracom’s state of the art timing engine into an enterprise-class, scalable platform for local and distributed networks.

Lisa Withers, Spectracom President and CEO said, “We believe the combination of Spectracom and FSMLabs core competencies will provide our customers with network appliances that ensure secure and ready access, manageability and uncompromising integrity of precise time and synchronization in their network. By delivering features that include support of PTP and NTP protocols, enhanced manageability and monitoring, network sync monitoring, high-accuracy time, advanced fault-tolerance and 10 GbE connectivity, our customers will have the tools and visibility they need to focus on their core business.”

“Spectracom’s industry leading timing capability, hardware integration and worldwide support help us bring end-to-end solutions to organizations that need to tame big data challenges and improve the integrity of their data,” said Victor Yodaiken, CEO of FSMLabs. “Traders need technology that gives them time accuracy and manageability, and this partnership with Spectracom delivers that solution to financial institutions, allowing them to more confidently rely on the network data that powers trading.”

FSMLabs TimeKeeper and Spectracom time servers are designed with security and fault tolerance in mind, delivering high data integrity and allowing firms to detect abnormal activity such as GPS spoof attacks, jamming attacks and equipment failures that can often go unnoticed. Additional information about the partnership will be available at the Chicago Trading Show, a forum for automated trading, exchange technology and big data.

About FSMLabs

FSMLabs is a technology company specializing in time-related innovation. The firm’s flagship product is TimeKeeper, the software solution of choice for a growing number of trading firms for high-precision synchronization of time data. FSMLabs has more than 14-years’ experience in real-time operating systems and software for industries such as finance, avionics and robotics, where time is a mission-critical resource. The company is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

About Spectracom

Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, is a leading provider of GNSS Signal Management Solutions that support our customers’ goals to increase reliability and productivity by delivering innovative ways to simplify the integration of complex positioning, navigation and timing technologies in their unique applications. We offer outstanding customer service backed by continuous certification to ISO9001 and other quality programs in locations covering the globe. For more information, visit

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