What is this Service?
NIST provides laboratories around the world with convenient, continuous access to top-quality time and frequency measurements.
These services compare the performance of a customer’s instruments and products to the U.S. standards maintained by NIST. Customers consider this measurement assurance to be essential to their daily operations.
How do NIST's remote time and frequency calibration services work?
NIST sends the customer reliable, user-friendly electronic equipment, which contains elements such as a GPS receiver and a hardware clock.
The NIST equipment records results continuously so customers can establish traceability to the International System of Measurements (SI) without moving their in-house standards, reducing their costs.
NIST staff add value by:
monitoring the measurements
answering questions and providing technical support
helping customers get the most out of the system