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History

  • 2018

    • This year, we launched our OSA 5430, the first IEEE 1588 grandmaster clock device on the market to support PTP, NTP and SyncE over multiple 10Gbit/s Ethernet interfaces and the only synchronization solution of its kind to provide fully redundant hardware.

  • 2017

    • 2017 saw the release of our ultra-compact OSA 5405 SyncReach™ featuring the industry’s only dual antenna GNSS technology for both indoor and outdoor deployment.

  • 2015

    • The strategic purchase of Time4Systems helped us seize new business opportunities.

    • The launch of our OSA 5401, a highly accurate and uniquely efficient small form-factor pluggable (SFP) grandmaster clock and GNSS receiver, was another major milestone for the industry.

  • 2014

    • In 2014, our acquisition by ADVA enabled us to deliver complete end-to-end synchronization solutions and support the smooth migration of legacy networks to next-gen timing technology.

    • The purchase helped us bring the most versatile compact grandmaster clock to the market – the OSA 45410 – including Syncjack™ and remote management integration with ADVA’s FSP Network Manager platform.

  • 2011

    • In this year, we released the first plug-in TCC-PTP modules for the OSA 5548C sync supply unit (SSU) product family.

  • 2008

    • 2008 saw the release of our IEEE 1588v2 products, soon followed by our OSA 5300 product family.

    • We also launched our new generation of compact cesium clocks, which forms the basis of our OSA 3030 range.

  • 2006

    • Our 5548C SSU system was launched, providing telecom operators with reliable, scalable synchronization.

    • We also released our flexible, next-generation management software, SyncView Plus (4th generation).

  • 2005

    • In 2005, we launched our SyncArchitect for the diagnosis of distribution problems.

    • We also brought our 5585B cesium primary reference sources to the market, as well as our 5548C timing signal generator and range of single- and double-oven oscillators.

  • 2003

    • This year, we released our OSA 5240 GPS, specifically designed for the synchronization of 2G, 2.5G and 3G mobile networks and SDH/SONET transport networks.

  • 2002

    • In 2002, we launched our highly compact and cost-effective GPS synchronization receivers, the OSA 4530 family.

  • 2001

    • By setting up a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia, we significantly increased our quartz crystal and oscillators manufacturing capacity.

  • 2000

    • As well as being recertified for ISO 9001, we were also awarded ISO 14001 certification for our strong commitment to environmental policy.

  • 1998

    • In 1998, we launched our new generation of oven-controlled crystal oscillators to cater for most high-stability oscillator needs in telecommunications.

  • 1997

    • In this year, we announced SyncWorld™, the most comprehensive range of turnkey synchronization solutions for the telecommunications industry.

  • 1995

    • First Professional Management System

    • We launched our first synchronization network management system (NSM), later renamed SyncView™.

  • 1994

    • We achieved ISO 9001 certification for the first time in 1994.

  • 1990

    • The success of our earlier synchronization products led to development of a fourth-generation digital phase-locked loop. Named Tracking Oscillator Module (TOM), it was ideal for synchronization of PDH and SDH networks.

  • 1985

    • In the 80s, we broadened our expertise in frequency standards by integrating our products into highly complex frequency and timing related equipment based on a fully modular concept.

  • 1975

    • We strengthened our position as one of the world's leading innovators by introducing a full line of quartz and cesium frequency standards as well as distribution amplifiers, phase comparators and frequency switching modules.

  • 1971

    • In 1971, Oscilloquartz SA was officially registered as a corporation.

  • 1966

    • In the mid-60s, we turned our attention to the promising field of cesium frequency standards and, in 1966, delivered our first commercial atomic clock.

  • 1960

    • 1960 saw the inauguration of our factory at Brévards in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

  • 1958

    • In 1958, we began our activity in atomic frequency standards.

  • 1952

    • In this year, we started to manufacture our own quartz resonators and design oscillators for the precise generation of pilot frequencies for the Swiss Telephone Transmission Network.

  • 1950

    • Our first mission was to equip the prestigious Observatory of Neuchâtel, where the first quartz clocks were installed. Further quartz clocks were delivered to the Observatory of Paris in 1955.

  • 1949

    • We began our operations as a department of Ebauches SA in 1949, during the pioneering days of time and frequency measurement.