Attend vWSTS Webinar Series

Synchronization and timing systems are a critical factor in so many industries’ success. Telecom (e.g., 5G) – Financial Services – Electric Grid/Power – Transportation/Automotive – Industrial Internet- Broadcasting and Multi-Media.  ATIS’ Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems (WSTS) brings together the field’s leading experts to deliver in-depth insights on these topics.

Virtual WSTS (vWSTS) takes place in May in place of the face-to-face WSTS 2020. The vWSTS series consists of three two-hour virtual sessions.  On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, experts discuss 5G and Smart Cities. On May 13, 2020, Timing and Finance, Electric Power and Broadcast is the topic. On May 20, Timing Security, Resilience and GNSS Issues are covered.

Each session features keynote speakers and industry experts discussing the topic of the day.

There is no fee to attend the vWSTS series, however, registration is required for each session.

Session 1: 5G and Smart Cities

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Acceleration of the 5G network, convergent with growth in the number of Smart City-related applications requiring synchronization, amplifies the critical need for accurate and reliable timing throughout the network. A broad range of Smart City-related applications will require synchronization including those in the areas of Transportation, the Industrial IoT, and Smart Grid.

This session addresses the various aspects of synchronization as related to 5G and Smart Cities applications. It identifies the key synchronization implications and requirements of relevant 5G use cases and new architectures. Potential new solutions used to complement traditional GNSS- or PTP-based solutions as well as PNT (Position, Navigation, and Time) Smart City services are presented.

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Session 2: Timing in Finance, Electric Power
and Broadcast

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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The Finance, Electric Power and Broadcast sectors are among the many industries that depend on unique timing requirements to drive their success. This session offers expert insight into key timing issues in each of these sectors. All presentations are designed to be of interest to the broader community — beyond their specific market segments.

The keynote covers the role of timing in the finance marketplace as seen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The chief electrical engineer of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory sheds light on the timing issues of the overall electric power marketplace. Oscilloquartz covers why broadcasters that are looking to migrate from legacy media broadcasting to IP broadcasting need highly reliable and accurate timing for their audio and video content. This cross-sector approach is sure to deliver an eclectic and highly informative discussion.

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Session 3: Timing Security, Resilience and GNSS Issues

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

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Timing security, also considered “timing assuredness,” is essential for timing as a fundamental enabler across a wide range of industries. Yet timing security faces challenges. The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), the primary source for UTC across the world, has significant vulnerabilities. Time is also distributed using dedicated timing networks, other free-space radio signals, optical networks and packet-based networks. Each technique depends on a different infrastructure and each has its own unique vulnerabilities.

This Virtual WSTS session addresses these problems and the solutions-oriented work that is addressing them. It features a keynote from Karen Van Dyke, the Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) director of the Department of Transportation on efforts to provide backup systems to GPS in the U.S. The session explores a new White House Executive Order supporting the importance and vulnerability of PNT. Also addressed is the Department of Homeland Security’s work to develop standards for an open architecture integrity framework in GPS, as well as timing services based on GNSS.

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