Time & Frequency Solutions

Time & Frequency Solutions (TFS) is a specialist in airport timing systems, offering a wide range of analogue and digital clocks and time management systems for the transport industry.

Time management systems in passenger airport terminals

TFS’s time management systems in airport terminals benefit passengers and easily integrate with complicated airport IT systems.

Additionally, the company’s timing systems generate chronological audit trails via time ‘event-tagging’ for safety and security applications.

Typical airport systems using such audits include central computers, baggage control, security systems, passenger and flight information boards, CCTV and telephone systems. TFS’s timing solutions connect these systems to ensure they are synchronised and have the correct time.

Time & Frequency Solutions (TFS) provides time management systems and clocks for applications in the aviation industry.
Clocks and time displays by TFS are used in passenger terminals and concourses.
The M355 is an LED digital time display that is ideal for indoor applications.
The M385 is a highly customisable clock, available in a variety of diameters to suit both small and large spaces.
Time & Frequency Solutions’ clocks are used in airports worldwide, including Abu Dhabi Airport.

Airport time applications in air traffic control

A number of TFS’s clients supply subsystems for air traffic control applications that require parallel, serial or timecode inputs to generate time data.

TFS adopts a modular approach that allows these interfaces to be integrated either during the design stage of the subsystem or in the future.

Digital and analogue clocks for the aviation industry

TFS manufactures both analogue and digital clocks and time displays.

The M355 is an LED digital time display that is available in a four or six-digit format, which is suitable for indoor applications, where the time and/or date needs to be clearly presented.

Features of the M355 include:

  • Choice of four or six-digit display
  • Clear acrylic or toughened glass window
  • Digit sizes available in 60mm / 100mm / 150mm / 200mm
  • Excellent readability from high-intensity LED digits
  • Red, green or yellow digit colour
  • Serial or NTPv3 input
  • Seven-segment, high-intensity LED or dot matrix
  • Single or double-sided display
  • Wall or ceiling mountable

TFS’s M385 analogue clock combines contemporary design with a large variety of optional extras. The high-quality, cost-effective interface makes it simple to create customised clocks, depending on the customer’s requirements.

The M385 is available in a range of sizes, so it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. For instance, smaller sizes make it suitable for small rooms such as waiting rooms and offices, while clocks with larger diameters can be applied in bigger spaces, including passenger terminals and concourses.

Features of the M385 include:

  • Automatic ongoing calibration
  • Automatically sets to correct time upon connection to input time signal
  • Diameter: 300mm / 400mm / 500mm / 600mm / 800mm
  • Excellent readability
  • LED or fluorescent backlit options
  • NTP or serial input
  • Single or double-sided
  • Wall or ceiling mountable

About Time & Frequency Solutions

Time & Frequency Solutions specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of time, frequency and synchronisation systems for a wide range of global markets and applications.

With more than 30 years of experience, TFS is an expert in supplying flexible, cost-effective solutions. The company has highly skilled technical staff that can provide clients with helpful advice and support.

TFS’s time management systems have been applied to facilities worldwide, including Letove prevadzkove sluzby Slovenskej republiky (LPS SR), the Slovakian air navigation services (ANS) provider, the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in the UK and Abu Dhabi Airport in the UAE.