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time signal

Time signals are important prerequisites for the modern communication society.

Whether in business, industry, administration or research, time

isthe basis for many technical disciplines: in rail traffic, air traffic and shipping as well as in telecommunications networks and mobile radio networks, in radio traffic, in satellite navigation via the GPS system

, indata networks and in computer technology.

In order to have a uniform time reference, highly precise time signals are derived from atomic frequency standards across countries and transmitted via the long-wave transmitter DCF77, via the Internet and the public telephone network.

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Englisch: time signal
Updated at: 31.12.2013
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