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Accurate and reliable time distribution and synchronization for industry

Seven Solutions is a leader in subnanosecond timing accuracy and time distribution for different sectors like: Telecommunications infrastructure (4G/5G), Finance (MiFID II) and Smart Grid (time stamped data gathering and efficient energy distribution, WMA).

They participated in the creation of White Rabbit Technology that gives over 2-3 orders of magnitude better time accuracy than currently used solutions, and now they deploy it in different industrial sectors.  Timing can be distributed through existing optical fibers making it a cost-effective solution and avoiding over-reliance on satellites.

Company current customers are scientific facilities such as CERN, GSI, distributed radio astronomy facilities, etc.

Seven Solutions is a sustainable and profitable company in a niche scientific market (expecting to reach 1 MEuros turnover in 2015). Their approach towards addressing industrial sectors (Telecommunications, Finance, Smart Grid) is to build strategic partnerships with key players in these markets for integrating our “time distribution solution”. So far, the company has been self-funded by its co-founders and revenues from its current niche market.



White Rabbit Applications
Grants and Funding: 
  • SME Instrument Project (Phase 1)
  • Embedded Multi-Core systems for Mixed Criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments
  • European project RECOMP of the Artemis technology platform (Seven Solutions within a large European Consortium)
  • National Project under the program “Industry for Science”. “Original White Rabbit Switch Development Project”. Seven Solutions in collaboration with CERN
Intellectual property: 
<p>White Rabbit timing technology is an open source (Hw/Sw) initiative initially conceived at CERN (Switzerland).</p><p>Seven Solutions has translated the concept into an <a href="http://www.whiterabbitsolution.com/">actual product</a>.</p><p>Many of Seven Solutions designs (such as the White Rabbit Switch, WRS) are available at the <a href="http://www.ohwr.org/projects/wr-switch-hw">Open Hardware Repository</a>.</p><p>The company also has proprietary designs and products such as the <a href="http://www.sevensols.com/en/products/wr-zen.html">ZEN solution</a>.</p>
Phase 2 (2016-2017)
Cut-off date: 
February, 2016