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Are You Ready for Leap Second?
Shanghai, China, December 26, 2016— As you may know, a leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth’s ever slowing rotation.
Since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 26 leap seconds have been adjusted. International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service (IERS) has announced the next leap second will be added on December 31, 2016 at 23:59:60 UTC. The time sequence will be:
How does Leap Second affect GNSS systems?
Though the UTC and other UTC-based time scales will be influenced by the leap second, it will not affect the time scales of GPS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS systems that are all based on international Atomic Time. For the GLONASS satellite system, the time scale is based on UTC+3 hours. To use other constellations together with GLONASS, it is important to adjust the current number of leap seconds correctly.
What is ComNav Technology Solution for Leap Second?
Since the beginning of GNSS products design, ComNav Technology already taken the leap second issue into consideration. Therefore, there is no need to do any updates with ComNav Technology OEM boards, receivers or software in your hands, your ComNav Technology GNSS products will work normally when the leap second occur.
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact us or ComNav Technology authorized local distributor for support.
ComNav Technology develops and manufactures GNSS OEM boards and receivers for high precision positioning demanded applications. Its technology already been used in a wide range of applications such as surveying, construction, machine control, agriculture, intelligent transportation, precise timing, deformation monitoring, unmanned system. With a team dedicated for the GNSS technology, ComNav Technology is trying its best to supply reliable and competitive products to worldwide customers. ComNav Technology has listed on the China National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), Securities: ComNav (Compass Navigation), Stock code: 833972.
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