Time synchronization on the rugged handheld computer
1 Sep 2020
Updated 1 Sep 2020, original content from 18 Aug 2011:
Note: This information is provided as a reference and does not imply that Juniper Systems will provide full support for the use of any specific third-party product or service with a Juniper Systems product.
There are many methods to get the most accurate date and time on our rugged handheld computers. Some methods are listed in the older section of this article below. For the full Microsoft Windows 10 operating system such as on our Mesa 3 Windows and Mesa 2 models, some apps for this are listed at the following web page.
18 Aug 2011
There are many methods and sources to synchronize the date and time on our rugged handheld computer products. These include the following.
- GPS ZDA
- GPS 1Hz PPS (Pulse-Per-Second)
- NTP (Network Time Protocol)
- SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol)
- NIST (#SERVER(time.nist.gov))
- Custom or other time server
For the Microsoft Windows Mobile (Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5) operating system, some information and tools for establishing time synchronization, (particularly when developing a software app) may be provided at the following websites.
To collect date and time in SHP (shape) files using the ESRI ArcPad software, an applet (script) can be installed into the \ArcPad\Applets folder and set under Paths in ArcPad as described at the following website.