In 2010, Daylight Saving Time (DST) start and end dates for the United States will be changing. How will this affect Pharos software?Will firmware updates be needed for terminal devices?

Blog Post created by toleary on Aug 1, 2013

The Pharos clients, applications and servers obtain their time settings from the Windows OS.


SignUp clients get their time from the Pharos Database Server, which gets its time from the underlying Windows OS.

Terminal devices get their time from the Pharos EDI Server, which also gets its time from the Windows OS.

All other Pharos clients and servers get their time from the Windows OS on their local machine. Provided Windows has been updated for the new DST schedule, Pharos products will continue to function normally.

No changes are needed on the Pharos components for the daylight savings change.