Today Satelles issued a press release announcing a performance study conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the government agency responsible for maintaining the Coordinated Universal Time scale known as UTC(NIST), the national standard for time and frequency in the United States.

The study found that Satellite Time and Location (STL) from Satelles is a reliable source of timing that is highly consistent with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and is based on a signal that is independent from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). This evaluation by NIST confirms that users of PNT-reliant applications can obtain accurate and reliable timing without using GNSS.

Read the full press release on the Satelles website and PR Newswire.

UPDATE: This story was also picked up by GPS World and Inside GNSS.