HILVERSUM, the Netherlands and GWANGJU, Korea, March 6, 2014 — OE Solutions and AimValley are introducing Chronos Smart SFP™ TS (Transparent SyncE) to support synchronization on electrical Gigabit Ethernet links.

Chronos Smart SFP™ TS conforms to the Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) standard defined by ITU-T and is fully transparent for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) messages as defined in IEEE 1588v2 over a copper connection. This product allows operators to utilize copper Ethernet cables on SFP ports while still fulfilling the stringent timing requirements in applications such as LTE-Advanced in mobile networks.

“The new Chronos Smart SFP™ TS is an electrical Gigabit Ethernet SFP that is SyncE-compliant in both directions. The product matches delays in both ingress and egress directions for the IEEE 1558v2 PTP messages to ensure accurate time-of-day synchronization. This makes Chronos Smart SFP™ TS a perfect choice for mobile backhaul applications with copper Gigabit Ethernet links,” says Theo Muys, CEO of AimValley.

You can visit OE Solutions and AimValley at Booth #2213 during the OFC 2014 conference (San Francisco, CA, USA), March 11-13, 2014, for a live demonstration of our Smart SFP™ solutions.