Symmetricom and Empowered Networks Announce SynCan2006

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Canadian Network Synchronization Users’ Group featuring next generation network technologies will be held on June 13-14, 2006 in Toronto.

Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, and Empowered Networks, a leading independent solutions integrator and one of Symmetricom’s key partners in Canada, today announced SynCan2006, the 4th annual meeting tailored for telecom synchronization users in Canada. Each year, SynCan attracts representatives of Canada's leading telecom service providers, cable companies and utility companies, with applications-oriented technical tutorials on topics related to time and frequency synchronization, standards such as Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP) and IEEE 1588, and how these impact the performance and quality for service of next generation networks.

“As service providers prepare their network infrastructure to meet the precise sync and timing requirements of next generation applications, there are specific implementation issues to consider,” stated Nancy Shemwell, senior vice president of sales and service at Symmetricom. “SynCan will focus on ways users can engineer their network to meet the most stringent QoS requirements, regardless of the mix of services being carried, or the broadband transmission medium.”

SynCan2006’s applications-oriented technical tutorials, led by application engineers, product managers, and executives from Symmetricom and Empowered Networks, will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Updates on Standards in Sync for Next Generation Networks
  • Universal Timing Interface (UTI) - Double Ended Synchronization
  • New DOCSIS Specifications for Sync in Cable Industry
  • Packet Timing Technologies - 1588 versus NTP
  • Measuring Packet Delay Variation
  • Next Generation Network (NGN) Applications that Require High Accuracy Synchronization
  • Key Challenges for Supporting IPTV
  • Managing and Monitoring NGN Timing
  • The Latest News on Sync Products, Services and Support

“SynCan provides a unique opportunity for the ‘primes’ of planning, operations and maintenance of Canada’s key network service providers, to get together to network and learn from leading experts in synchronization,” stated Ken Bourne, director of synchronization solutions at Empowered Networks. “Together, Symmetricom and Empowered provide the Canadian forum for evolving network service providers to support next generation applications.”

SynCan2006 will be held on June 13th and 14th at the Holiday Inn on King Street, Downtown Toronto. For more information, visit:

About Empowered Networks®

Empowered Networks® is a leading independent solutions integrator. Empowered simplifies and optimizes the test and management of next-generation networks and applications by combining market-leading solutions from trusted partners with a comprehensive family of EmpoweredServices™. Empowered has earned the trust of many leading organizations in Canada by implementing modular, high value solutions for over 300 customers, including Canada's leading IT-dependent enterprises, communication service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Empowered is a privately-held Canadian company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, and Atlanta. For more information, please call 1.800.379.0633 or visit

About Symmetricom, Inc.

As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides “Perfect Timing” to customers around the world, including communication service providers, network equipment manufacturers, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), aerospace contractors, enterprises, governments and research facilities. Since 1985, the company’s timing, frequency and synchronization solutions have helped define the world’s standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireless and wireline networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, instrumentation products include atomic clocks, cesium and rubidium standards, VME, VXI, crystal oscillators, Bus Timing, PCI cards and Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions for instrumentation applications, alphanumeric displays, as well as network timeservers for Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronization and time synchronization solutions. In 2002, Symmetricom acquired TrueTime and Datum, enhancing its position in the world time and frequency markets. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit


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