ST. CHARLES, Mo., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterclock, a manufacturer of precise timing systems, announced today that the company was honored with a Gold award from Military and Aerospace Electronics Magazine for their development and implementation of the timing and countdown system at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA's rocket launch headquarters. The annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program looks to celebrate the most innovative applications of aerospace and defense electronics technology, products, and systems.
When responding to a request for quotation for the existing timing system at the center, Masterclock engineers identified an opportunity to modernize the distribution system by integrating Ethernet-based technologies into the workflow, allowing more dynamic switching and monitoring of the signals. The resulting product met the requirements of legacy deployment while also offering additional capabilities and delivering future possibilities for more efficient integration.
"This recognition confirms the great work our team has done by pushing our boundaries and applying our talents in a controlled fashion," explained Masterclock President and CEO John Clark when receiving the award. "We provided a fresh perspective to an existing problem and arrived at a new and improved method of meeting the initial goals of the system."
The company earned the award alongside former NASA timing engineer Carl Otto who worked with the Masterclock team to help define, validate, and deploy the system on-site. The real-time feedback from Mr. Otto during the development process allowed the company to ensure compliance and conformity to existing operations while enabling the innovation and modernization to move forward. This collaboration between government and industry helped both sides accommodate undefined requirements for the new deployment and ensure the new system aligned with the future needs of the space center.
Alan Bergstein, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics, said "This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry. Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact."
Masterclock, Inc. designs and manufactures precise timing systems for a variety of industries. Since 1994, our product portfolio of master clocks, time servers, count controllers, digital displays, analog clocks, and PC cards are trusted in mission critical applications. Masterclock's time synchronization devices do everything from ensuring smooth programming transitions for broadcasting studios to helping astronauts with timely liftoffs. We constantly improve production methods and focus our engineering talents toward custom solutions utilizing cutting-edge technologies. With practical experience and extensive knowledge of timing technology, Masterclock can develop an appropriate timing system for any application.
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