It is time to give back an hour of that extra day we got for leap year. This Sunday March 8, 2020 is the day we lose an hour of sleep and travel in time to the future. We set our clocks forward by one hour; that is if the powers that be in your area of the world have chosen to comply with this policy. Here is a great site to find out where and when the spring forward will be observed.
Those of you in Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii I got nothing for you. The rest of you this is our way of gaining an hour of daylight by manipulating the clocks. It is important to remember to change your clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 8, 2020. You do not have to do it at exactly 2 a.m. but just make sure you change the time or you will be late to your appointments or events on Sunday.
So why am I writing about this on a printer blog? Well you need to remember to make the time change on your office equipment. Cyber Elves will take care of most of your electronics but please check the time on your printers and / or multifunction printers to confirm they are set properly to the new time. Make the change on your Xerox printers and multifunction devices so that your documents will keep flowing with the correct time, even if you are still feeling an hour behind. If the device time is not set correctly it can cause confusion when you look at the time on faxes, activity reports, banner pages and other time sensitive reports and activities.
There is also the possibility that printing will not work if the printer and the network are not set for the same time. Many of the printers and multifunction printers have the Network Time Protocol (NTP) or Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) feature which synchronizes the internal clock of the Xerox device over a network connection. NTP / SNTP must be enabled and configured at the device in order for this automatic feature to work. For instructions on enabling NTP /SNTP if available on your device navigate to the support pages for your device(s) and search on “NTP” and “SNTP”. The search will bring you how tos and solutions for how to enable NTP / SNTP at your device. If your device does not have NTP /SNTP then search for “time” for the steps for changing the time on your printer.
Enjoy your extra hour of daylight until we do this process in reverse later on this year.