TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Server Description

The Juniper Networks TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers are Stratum 1 traceable, carrier-class, 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmasters, and Primary Reference Source (PRS) providing superior timestamping accuracy and redundant configurability. The TCA8000 has an internal OCXO reference oscillator while the TCA8500 has a Rubidium reference oscillator. Both systems have either a pre-configured AC or -48V DC input power source.

This user manual provides installation and operational information for the Timing Servers to allow successful deployment and operation of the servers. The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers are integral components of legacy and IP-based networks that are designed to deliver highly accurate and resilient timing and synchronization capabilities to support today’s next-generation deployments. The Timing Servers have been designed to accept a GPS signal from a variety of manufacturers’ antennas.

Note: The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers ship with both T1 and E1 software images installed in the two internal non-volatile memory partitions. By default, the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers use the E1 interface type. This manual refers to E1 configuration, alarms, and status but is also applicable to T1 except for some differences in nomenclature that are specific to each frame type. See Upgrading the TCA8000 and TCA8500 Software to install the software image for the appropriate interface type for the system.