Guess what? In two weeks, Daylight Saving Time will be ending. That means we will be rolling our clocks back an hour, and it will start getting dark outside earlier at night.

This year, Daylight Saving Time began on March 12 and will end on Sunday, November 5. Clocks are moved back an hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, so they will then read 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

So, what does this all mean to you? As a display owner/operator, we recommend checking the firmware version on your display. Most of you have already updated to the latest version over the last two years, but a few of you could still have displays starting Daylight Saving Time a week early.

In order to prevent that from happening, please follow the steps below to find out if your display needs to be updated.

Firmware Version:

    1. Launch Venus 1500 V4.
    2. Select your display from the Display Dropdown.
    3. On the Home Tab, look on the left side under Display Status where it says Firmware Version.

firmware version

If you have the following firmware on your display, then you will need to update. If you have a later version, then you are good to go and can stop reading now.

  • Any M3-controlled display with firmware earlier than 3.11.4.
  • Any M2-controlled display with firmware earlier than 3.16.2.

M2 or M3-controlled display:

    1. Launch Venus 1500 V4.
    2. Select your display from the Display Dropdown.
    3. On the Home Tab, look on the left side under Display Status where it says Color Depth.

m2 or m3

  • M2-controlled displays will have a color depth of either RGB 32K or Monochrome 64 Shades.
  • M3-controlled displays will have a color depth of either RGB 68 Billion or Monochrome 4096 shades.

For those of you who have M3-controlled displays and need to update your firmware, please click on the following Knowledge Base article for instructions.

For those of you with M2-controlled displays needing to update your firmware, please refer to the following Knowledge Base article for a solution.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance if you:

  • Have any questions.
  • Need any help.
  • Run into any issues while confirming what firmware you have.
  • Are trying to update your firmware.

You can reach one of our technical experts by calling 1-800-325-8766 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central time.

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