Make daylight savings time effortless in your control room

Don’t fall behind next Sunday! The clocks may fall back an hour on November 6, but we do not want your control system to be behind.

The computer’s internal clock plays an important role in some of your control and data programs. For example, the Sports Wire 4000 program looks at your computer’s clock to calculate the game start time for any out-of-town scores you may be displaying.

If you notice that your game start times are off by an hour after Sunday, read this article:

The start times for scheduled out-of-town games in the Sports Wire 4000 Interface are off by one hour

Avoid clock confusion by automating your computer’s daylight savings time settings. If your time zone observes daylight saving time, you can easily configure your control room computer clock(s) to adjust automatically. There is a box that needs to be checked in your data and time settings for this to work.


  1. Click on the clock in your tool bar and choose “Change time and date settings…”
  2. Click on “Change time zone..” If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. In the Time Zone Settings dialog box, click your current time zone in the drop-down list, and check the box to automatically adjust the clock. Then click OK.timezonesetting

For more details on your computers Date and Time settings, read Daylight Saving Time Help and Support by Microsoft.

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