Symmetricom's Doug Arnold to Present at IEC 61850 Europe 2013

May 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from Symmetricom, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequencytechnologies, today announced that one of their chief scientists, Doug Arnold, a timing and synchronization expert will present at the IEC 61850 Conference taking place at the NH Hotel Prague, Czech Republic, May 23-24, 2013.



Doug Arnold, principal technologist for Symmetricom


Time Synchronization: Examining the latest technological developments and requirements for time synchronization to support its implementation and improve maintenance in an IEC 61850 compliant system


Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:00 pm CET


NH Hotel Prague, Czech Republic

Doug Arnold, principal technologist for Symmetricom, will be sharing his technical guidance and expertise around time synchronization in an in-depth dedicated session. Join Doug, as he examines the latest technological developments and requirements for time synchronization to support its implementation in an IEC 61850 compliant substation. Deep dive into the benefits of the IEEE 1588 protocol, evaluate the practicalities of leveraging time synchronization in existing substations, and examine the applicability of GPS systems.

Symmetricom is an industry leader providing highly precise timekeeping technologies, instruments and solutions for a range of applications including the power industry. As utilities strive to deliver more from their existing infrastructure, there has been a significant evolution of the control and protection functions. Those advances depend on measurements that are more precisely synchronized. New applications such as wide-area measurement systems now require microsecond accuracy. Precise time in the smart grid has come of age and plays a key role in time-sensitive control and protection applications. The IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) supports the evolving need for accurate and reliable timing throughout the grid.

Symmetricom will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of IEEE 1588 timing solutions to industry leading utility experts in stand #3, including its TimeProvider® 5000 Grandmaster and SyncServer SGC-1500 Smart Grid Clock. Visit Symmetricom at the event to learn more about the comprehensive line of time synchronization solutions available for the power industry.

About IEC 61850 The pressure to implement IEC 61850 has never been more intense! Our January 2013 survey of 153 smart grid professionals across Europe revealed that 85% of respondents consider its implementation either 'very important' or 'important' to their organisational agenda. And whilst multi-vendor interoperability was considered the single most important benefit of embracing IEC 61850, it was also by far considered the biggest hurdle to achieving its effective implementation. It is with this in mind that we bring you the only European Conference, Exhibition and Networking forum to provide real-life, practical examples of IEC 61850 implementation within TSO and DSO environments. For more information, visit:

About Symmetricom, Inc. Symmetricom (NASDAQ: SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, power and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: or join the dialogue at


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