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Retarus’ NTP Services enable precise time synchronization in the “internet of things”

Messaging service provider guarantees high availability

Munich, 15/09/2015 // With Retarus’ NTP (Network Time Protocol) Services companies can reliably ensure the time synchronization of their devices via the internet – down to the millisecond. Customers benefit from highly reliable, fail-safe and future-proof services. Using service level agreements, Retarus provides a binding guarantee that the services will remain available throughout the entire contract period.

The “internet of things” is growing at an astounding rate. According to Gartner, by the year 2020 around 25 billion devices will be connected to each other via the internet. This includes an increasing number of applications which require precise and synchronized time information in order to perform their tasks reliably. Global messaging service provider Retarus now offers reliable, fail-safe and future-proof NTP services, which allow businesses to control and monitor the time synchronization of client devices flexibly via the internet. Country-specific times can thus be correctly implemented. Furthermore, service level agreements (SLA) can be set up to guarantee the high availability of the services throughout the entire contract period. In order to ensure lower latencies, Retarus runs all services in the company’s own multiply redundant data centers located in Europe, Asia and the US. The services also offer authentication and encryption options, can be individually adapted to meet company-specific requirements and are fully scalable at all times to meet the demands of growing client numbers.

Time synchronization in milliseconds

Retarus’ NTP services offer an extremely high temporal accuracy. According to requirements, they enable the hourly or daily synchronization of connected client devices via the internet with precise physical timekeepers such as atomic clocks. The time information provided in this way corresponds to the UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) or the official time valid in each country. All connected devices draw on the same time information during synchronization and can therefore be aligned exactly to each other during data entry and parallel workloads. In every case, the system time is synchronized with the actual reference time right down to the precise millisecond.

Reliable service for critical infrastructures

“Due to the increasing interconnection of applications in the “internet of things”, we are currently observing a growing demand for NTP solutions – especially in areas such as Smart Home, Healthcare, Finance and Energy Provision”, says Bernhard Hecker, Director Product Management at Retarus. “It is especially important for critical infrastructures that applications controlled over the internet access uniform time information, which is correct to the exact millisecond. Our services are perfectly geared to support critical infrastructures. For this reason, leading production companies already rely on Retarus’ NTP services.”

Martin Hager, CEO of the Retarus Group, adds: “We offer our customers not only an outstanding and precise service, but also agree contractually on the service level and guarantee the availability of our services. This is especially important for companies which must be able to depend on the availability of such services. Our customers are well familiar with our reliability and have trusted in it for many years.”

About Retarus

Retarus is a global provider of cloud solutions, modernizing and securing the digital communications and data exchange of organizations and public authorities. Key products are digital Cloud Fax, SMS, Transactional Email, Email Security, Supply Chain Integration, and Intelligent Document Processing. Retarus operates globally distributed data centers, providing these solutions with top performance, security, and data protection. Headquartered in Munich and founded in 1992, Retarus is privately owned and proud of its innovative strength. The company employs around 500 people in 20 locations on four continents. Nearly half of the companies listed in the S&P Global 100 already place their trust in Retarus and, along with leading analysts, confirm the outstanding quality and reliability of its services. Retarus generates around 40 percent of its revenue in the US and offers its products both directly and in close cooperation with selected partners. More information:

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