Core/Edge high capacity PTP Grandmaster, NTP server and BITS Clock, with multi source operation and Rubidium based holdover

The Falcon-MTS is designed for synchronization and distribution of frequency, phase and time over the packet-based networks for applications demanding highly accurate and stable reference signal.

This system can operate on multiple clock references for redundancy and high availability, based on both logical and physical sources, while distributing timing through these interfaces.

Having an integrated Ethernet switch in the system provides high capacity, processing flexibility and high level of security and robustness.

  • High capacity, HW based PTP Grandmaster and BC
  • BITS Clock with high fan out
  • High performance GNSS receiver for Stratum 1 traceable timing
  • Field replaceable Rubidium module for excellent holdover performance
  • 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports (RJ45 and SFP, SyncE enabled) for maximum deployment flexibility
  • Integrated NTP server
  • SyncCenter GUI for easy system operation
  • ToD/1PPS (RJ45/RS422) interfaces
  • Clock/1PPS inputs/outputs (SMA) for direct external synchronization
  • Compact design (1RU), low power consumption
  • Comprehensive front panel indications

Interfaces & Indicators

  • 4 x 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)
  • 4 x 100/1000BaseX (802.3z/SFP)
    • Supported SFPs: MM, SM, SFS, CWDM, DWDM
  • 1 x RS232 (RJ45) Console
  • 32 x BITS output (E1/T1, 4 x DB25)
  • 1 x BITS input/output
  • 1 x ToD/1PPS input (RJ45), 1 x ToD/1PPS output (RJ45)
  • 1 x GNSS active antenna (TNC, 5VDC)
  • 2 x 10MHz/1PPS input/output (SMA)
  • LEDs:
    • Power (per PS)
    • Link/Activity (per GE port)
    • Speed (per GE port)
    • BITS active (per E1/T1)
    • PTP, Holdover
    • GNSS, Rb (Rubidium module)
    • CPU, Alarm

Architecture & Forwarding

  • Flow-based forwarding
  • Performance: wire-speed, on all ports, all frame sizes
  • Switching fabric: 20Gbps, non-blocking
  • MTU: 9.6K bytes
  • 3x Flow Control
  • 1Q VLANs: 4K concurrent
  • Provider bridging: 802.1ad (Q-in-Q)
  • L1-L4 ACLs
  • IGMPv3 snooping
  • MLD snooping

Quality of Service

  • Classification based on L1-L4 info
  • Ingress policing per flow (MEF BW profiles)
  • Egress shaping
  • QoS Control Lists


  • Link aggregation: static or LACP
  • Linear protection: G.8031
  • Ring protection: G.8032v2
  • Fault propagation
  • Spanning tree: STP, RSTP, MSTP
  • Loop protection

OAM & Diagnostics

  • IEEE802.3ah link OAM
  • IEEE802.1ag CFM
  • ITU-T Y.1731 PM
  • RFC2544 traffic generator & analyzer (HW based)
  • L2/L3 loopbacks with MAC/IP swap
  • Micro Burst Detection (MBD) with logging and reporting
  • Traffic mirroring
  • Remote mirroring
  • sFlow
  • Throughput metering


  • CLI: Console (RS232), Telnet, SSH1/2
  • SNMP: v1/v2c/v3, extensive MIBs
  • Management VLAN
  • IPv6 management
  • 1x (port/MAC based)
  • DHCP client & relay (incl. option 82)
  • Link discovery: LLDP
  • Integrated NTP client and Server


  • Designed to deliver Stratum 1 traceable timing
  • Interfaces:
    • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver 
    • BITS – T1, ESF/SSM; E1, CRC4/SSM
    • Synchronous Ethernet on all GE interfaces
    • IEEE1588-2008 (PTP):
      • Ordinary Clock (master, slave)
      • Transparent Clock
      • Boundary Clock
    • 2 x SMA connectors for 1PPS/Clk, in/out
    • ToD/1PPS, RS422, RJ45
  • G.8261, G.8262
  • ESMC (G.8264)
  • Holdover:
    • Built in OCXO for Stratum 3E
    • Optional Rb module for Stratum 2 (>7 days)

Power & Environmental

  • Dual, redundant, hot swappable power supplies
  • AC/DC: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz or 125VDC
  • DC: 20-60VDC, ST connector
  • Typical Power consumption <30W
  • Extended Operating temperature:
    • Standard: -10°C ÷ +50°C (14°F ÷ 122°F)
    • Extended: -40°C ÷ +65°C (-40°F ÷ 149°F)
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ÷ +80°C (-40°F ÷ 176°F)
  • Humidity: 10-90%, non-condensing


Part #




Master Timing System, 4x10/100/1000BaseT ports, 4x1000BaseX SFP ports, 32xBITS outputs, Rb module (RBCM-x) ready, 1 removable AC power supply (FPS10012/A)



Master Timing System, 4x10/100/1000BaseT ports, 4x1000BaseX SFP ports, 32xBITS outputs, Rb module (RBCM-x) ready, 1 removable DC power supply (FPS10012/D)



SW license for enhanced capacity PTP Master



Rubidium Clock Module, type 1



Redundant power supply, AC/DC (100-240VAC/125VDC), 50 to 60Hz, 100W



Redundant power supply, DC (20-60V), 100W



- Specifications are subject to change w/o prior notice
- GNSS accessories (antenna, cable, etc.) are available – contact for details
- For a complete list of available Falcon models, please contact Fibrolan