Consistently available and accurate timing is a commodity we often take for granted, but its integration with technology impacts us all. There is worldwide dependency on timing accuracy, and it will impact how, for example, autonomous vehicles and automated machinery respond to events, make decisions and are safe.
Our digital infrastructure is underpinned by timing. It is key for phase synchronisation of the power grid, synchronisation of telecoms and broadcast networks, traceable timestamping for regulatory compliance in the financial sector and timestamps for safety critical data. There is increasing demand in the UK and beyond for ever higher precision, traceable time and frequency to enable growth across many sectors, including future data networks, autonomous vehicle infrastructures, smart cities, factories of the future and distributed ledger platforms.