Time to Gain an Extra Hour of Daylight

It is time to gain an extra hour of daylight by giving back that extra hour we got back in November.  This Sunday March 13, 2022 is the day many of us will lose an hour of sleep and time travel into the future. We set our clocks forward by one hour. Here is a great site to find out where and when the spring forward will be observed.

Those of you in states or regions that do not adhere to the Standard and Daylight-Saving time changes can stop reading now – no time travel for you.  The rest of you – this is our way of gaining an hour of daylight. It is important to remember to change your clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 13, 2022. You don’t 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.

Don’t forget to also make the change on your home and 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.

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.  There is the possibility that printing will not work if the printer and the network are not set for the same time, so double check the clock and turn on NTP/SNTP if you start experiencing problems on Sunday.

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. For instance, here are the instructions to configure SNTP for most of the VersaLink family of printers. 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.

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