VIAVI Solutions Unveils PNT-6200 Series from Jackson Labs

The PNT-6200 Series will be showcased at MWC Barcelona


Bangalore– Viavi Solutions has announced the availability of the PNT-6200 Series Assured Reference for resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). This solution is based on VIAVI’s acquisition of Jackson Labs Technologies in November 2022. It delivers critical security for PNT to communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers, government and military, and avionics markets. The Viavi PNT-6200 Series will be showcased at MWC Barcelona, February 27-March 2, at VIAVI Stand 5A18.

As networks become dependent on disaggregated, cloud-native architectures, traditional methods of positioning and timing become less reliable. Concurrently, they are increasingly susceptible to threats of spoofing and jamming. GPS, the most widely used timing and geolocation system, uses low-power radio signals that are easily jammed or spoofed. They can disrupt operations in a range of environments. Disruption can range from aircraft instrument landing systems to timing and synchronization in mobile networks.


The Viavi PNT-6200 Series Assured Reference provides maximum resiliency for critical infrastructure dependent on positioning and timing. The system can supplement or even replace GPS signals based on connectivity to the broadest range of timing sources in the market. These include Low Earth Orbit (LEO), GNSS, commercial satellite, terrestrial, wireline, and atomic clock services. Plugged directly into the antenna port of the timing receiver, Viavi PNT-6200 Series takes timing signal from the most reliable source. Further, it converts the timing signal to a radio frequency (RF) signal as a direct replacement for the GPS input.

With Private 5G emerging as a major focus for enterprises, resilient PNT will be critical. When installing 5G systems indoors via microcells, access to GPS for timing synchronization and E911 positioning purposes becomes difficult or impossible. With indoor reception, and fully GNSS-independent timing and positioning capability world-wide, the small form factor and diversity of signal sources enable the PNT-6200 Series to effectively address these challenges.

“Almost immediately after we joined VIAVI, we have been able to take advantage of the superior scale of the company, from sales force to supply chain,” said Said Jackson, Founder, Jackson Labs, and Vice President, VIAVI. “Now, we are excited to bring the power of resilient PNT to more markets that VIAVI serves.”