In some systems, a MDIS Server might be on an isolated network, one in which there is no NTP or other source of time synchronization signals. In these systems, the MDIS Server would need to be able to obtain a minimum time synchronization signal from the Client. This ObjectType and associated method is designed to allow this minimum time synchronization. It should only be used if a better time synchronization system, such as NTP, is not available. The accuracy of this type of time synchronization could be in the range of seconds.

If this Object is supported, a single instance of this Object shall exist on a Server. The Object shall have a name TimeSynchronization and the instance shall exist as part of the MDISInformationObject.