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However, during his trial Crittenden,longchamp outlet, who admitted buying the fuel,chanel sacs, denied travelling up the motorway and claimed the cameras were not accurate,ray ban outlet. However,sac chanel, the cameras were all synchronised using a NTP time server (Network Time Protocol) to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and was so accurate that Crittenden’s lawyers had no defence and he was convicted of the murder and sent to prison for life,chaussures puma.

Time synchronisation is not just important in securing convictions it can also prove somebody’s innocence,carrera online! When a woman was found murdered in Maryland US,ray ban outlet, the police thought they had found the perpetrators when the victim’s bank card was being used at an ATM,sac chanel pas cher. A check at a local CCTV camera provided footage of the three suspects using the machine and although the quality was quite grainy,lunettes chanel, once aired on America’s Most Wanted the three suspects were soon rounded up,sac chanel pas cher.

However,occhiali da sole carrera champion, it emerged that the time recorded by the camera was three minutes off the time recorded by the ATM and the three people held were an entirely innocent family,occhiali ray ban, not connected with he murder at all,ray ban wayfarer.

The investigators conceded that if the camera had been synchronised to a reliable source like the ATM machine,longchamp borse, then the wrongful arrest would not have been made,Killing Time; The Importance Of Time Synchronisation In Criminal Cases.,polo ralph lauren outlet.

The cases above underline the importance of reliable time synchronisation,sac a dos. Even if a business is not involved in the detection of crime,occhiali oakley, failing to synchronise a computer network can leave a system vulnerable to fraud,oakley outlet, data loss and even legal exposure and without it, organizations can be vulnerable and lose credibility,polo ralph lauren outlet.

Specialist NTP time servers (Network Time Protocol) are available and can synchronise a computer network and all its devices to an accurate clock source such as an atomic clock using either the GPS or a specialist radio transmission,carrera occhiali, allowing networks to be accurately synchronized to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)

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