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  • Products Affected by US Daylight Saving Time (DST) Changes

    Changes in 2007

    With to the Energy Act of 2005, the United States changed the Daylight Savings Time schedule in the US beginning in 2007. ETC products that have real time event capabilities that were developed before 2007 were particularly affected by this change and may require some user intervention.

    A listing of dates and a history lesson on DST can be found here: http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html

    Products that have real time event capabilities that were released before the Daylight Savings Time change include:

    • Expression/Insight II/III Family, Express, and Obsession 1 do not auto change for Daylight saving. Please make any changes to time manually as required.
    • Emphasis servers use the clock setting in embedded XP. We suggest you disable the DST feature and manually change time as required.
    • Eos Family and Congo Family devices have the DST setting disabled in the operating system. Please make any changes to time manually as required.
    • Obsession II and Unison automatically change for Daylight Saving internally in its software. Here again we suggest you disable the DST feature and manually change time as required.

    For Global Time Settings in an ETC Net2 Networked System, please refer to the end of the Unison section in the Unison document linked below.

    Click on the following links for instructions to edit times in ETC products:

    Architectural Products
    Control Products

    Adjusting Time/DST for Other ETC Products

    The following list outlines products released since the Daylight Savings Time change in 2007 and where to find more information for setting the date, time, and time zone settings, if available. Click on the links shown to download the manuals mentioned below.

    Architectural Products
    Control
    • Eos Family
      • All Eos Family products
        Manual: Eos Ti, Eos, and Gio Operations Manual (also available in the Ion and Element manuals) Section: “General Settings”
    • Cobalt Family
    Network
    • Conductor
      • Connect to the Net3 Conductor’s Web Interface (see the Net3 Conductor Setup Guide available on the website here)
      • Once connected to the Web Interface, click “Help”, then “Time Service (SNTP) Settings” to get more information on adjusting time settings