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November 9, 2010
Vectron International Announces 1588 Oscillator Family Optimized for Precision Packet Timing

Specifically Designed and Tested to Support IEEE 1588-2008-based Timing Applications

MUNICH, GERMANY - Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Precision Frequency Control and Timing Solutions, today announced its new family of 1588 oscillators. The OX–402, OX–222 and OX–202 are specifically designed and tested to support 1588–based timing applications. These products will be showcased in Hall B5, Booth 237 at Electronica 2010, from November 9–11.

Service providers are moving to all IP–based networks to address the need for increased scalability at reduced costs. However, IP infrastructures present new obstacles to the distribution of timing and equipment vendors are turning to packet–based standards like IEEE–1588. These protocols come with their own set of challenges–the noise caused by inherent variations that take place in a packet network strongly influences the accuracy of timing. To compensate for this 'network noise' and resolve these timing uncertainties requires oscillators that have the best stability characteristics.

Vectron's 1588 oscillator family is specifically designed and tested to support packet based timing systems. The high stability performance of the OX–402, OX–222 and OX–202 enables 1588 system architects to provide a solution that is more robust in the presence of packet delay variation, can derive timing over more 'hops', and can be deployed in a more demanding network environment.

"For more than fifty years, Vectron has worked closely with its clients to provide the highest quality timing solutions for their network designs," says Alan Mond, vice president and general manager of Vectron's communication business unit. "Our 1588 oscillators are optimized to help customers meet the timing challenges associated with transitioning to all IP-based networks today. As the network evolves, we will continue to innovate to meet future challenges."

The OX–402, OX–222 and OX–202 bring the best possible stability characteristics to a cost effective platform with a small footprint, and come in industry standard 14x20, 22x25 and 25x25 footprints, respectively. All devices are Stratum 3E compliant and are currently available with output frequencies of 10MHz, 12.8MHz and 20MHz. In addition to high stability OCXOs, Vectron also offers customers innovative clock path technology including TCXOs, XOs VCXOs, VCSOs and jitter attenuators that provide ultra low jitter timing solutions.

Vectron's 1588 oscillators are available direct at www.vectron.com or through an authorized Vectron representative. For more information on this or any other Vectron products please contact a customer service representative at 1-88-VECTRON-1.

About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry’s highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1