Time Synchronisation

Our expertise: transmitting accurate, consistent time data

Bodet has been designing and manufacturing time synchronisation systems all, delivering reliable and accurate time for a wide range of equipment. Our time synchronisation systems are widely used and trusted in the education, industrial, airport, railway and healthcare sectors.


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Master Clocks


Time Servers

Master clock or time server?


Why do you need a time distribution system?

Time distribution consists of synchronising a network of clocks over one or more buildings using a master clock. For over 40 years, Bodet has designed different time distribution systems guaranteeing a display that is reliable, accurate and identical over a whole fleet of clocks.

  • Savings on starting up the clocks.
  • Reduction in maintenance costs.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Accurate and reliable time display over all the clocks.
  • Automatic update of Summer/Winter time changeovers.

Our time distribution technologies



DHF wireless clock system

Synchronisation of a network of clocks in one or more buildings without connecting the clocks with cables.

The slave clocks capture the time message and are synchronised automatically. The signal has a range of around 100 to 200 metres.

Major savings can be made in the installation and provides great freedom of location.


Wired impulse time distribution

Electrical impulses sent out every minute to slave clocks by the master clock over a distribution line.

Power reserve on the master clock to reset the slave clocks automatically in case of a power cut.

The most economical system for small time distribution systems.


Wired coded time distribution

Transmission of a complete time message (time and date) over a two-wire line.

Standalone operation of the slave clocks for 1 hour if the signal is disconnected.

The system is ideally-suited to digital clock networks.


Wired computer network

Synchronisation by a time server of all the clocks connected to the computer network.

Time distribution on a computer network is a standardized solution to synchronise an unlimited number of clocks.

Clocks monitoring.

To ensure absolute accuracy and reliable time

The principal advantage of radio synchronisation is to ensure the receiver’s accuracy and make sure that it receives time changeovers automatically.

All over the world, time synchronisation can be ensured via a network of 24 satellites that are part of a GPS system. The GPS antenna receives a message every second (time + date), decodes it and sends it to the master clock. The master clock receiving the UTC message (GMT) must be configurable to adapt UTC time to local time (time difference and introduction of Summer/Winter time changeover for the country if necessary). The receiver clocks’ time settings are fully automatic.

Also our clocks are available with FI (France), DCF (Germany) and MSF (United Kingdom).


Clocks supervision

The monitored time distribution operates with any SNMP compatible software, installed on a computer or a server. Monitored time distribution is a system for configuring, tracking the status of and receiving alerts from a fleet of clocks remotely via the IT network.

This feature makes it possible to monitor the operation from a central station and be informed of any incidents on the clocks on the network, which can be installed in one or more sites:

  • This provides the functional status of supervised clocks in real time.
  • It is possible to receive alerts or information notifications by Bodet's supervised clocks.

Time management monitoring also saves costs on maintaining appliances as it minimises technicians' visits. Very simple to use, it is a major asset when monitoring a large fleet of clocks or a fleet based across several sites.