OPNT is the first worldwide provider of short and long haul timing solutions based on so-called White Rabbit Ethernet, whose development was initiated by CERN and which greatly improves on the accuracy of the existing IEEE 1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet standards. OPNT’s implementation is highly flexible, allowing retrofit solutions in existing networks with no need for replacement of legacy equipment or sacrificing valuable telecom capacity. With OPNT, network owners now have the unique opportunity to distribute and control GPS-quality timing everywhere in their own infrastructure, doing away with the inevitable third-party dependence of GPS receivers, as well as their risk of jamming and high operational expenditure.
Cottonwood Technology Fund
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marco Gorter, Jeroen Koelemeij (spin-off of VU University of Amsterdam)