How does OMNIplay work with Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

Daylight Saving Time can be a bit of a hassle, especially when you're remotely managing digital signage hardware that relies on accurate time and date information. In this article, we'll explain how OMNIplay handles DST to make your life easier.

Default time and date logic

Online OMNIplayer
If your OMNIplayer is connected to the internet when it starts up, it will automatically synchronize with the DatabeatOMNI server and set the time and date based on the device's time zone.

Offline OMNIplayer
If your player is not connected to the internet, the app will use the current device configuration.

Offline DST logic

The OMNIplay app takes care of Daylight Saving Time when running offline mode based on the European Daylight Saving Time standard.

If you plan to have your OMNIplayers offline, make sure to set the non-DST ("Wintertime") when installing OMNIplay. This will allow the app to manage DST based on the European Summer Time standard, I.E. adds +1 hour last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

To ensure the proper functioning of your hardware, it is recommended that you thoroughly test and verify the setup before shipping out multiple devices. The initial configuration plays a vital role in managing your hardware remotely, and as such, it is important to ensure that it is correct. Please keep in mind that device configurations, firmware, and models may behave differently in regards to date, time, and DST.

DST issues and on an unstable or strict network?

In general, for the OMNIplay app to function properly it requires a supported Media Player OS / Platform to run on, as well as an internet connection that can communicate over Port 443 with (Read more about Network access and requirements here)


We hope this explanation helps you better understand how OMNIplay works with DST. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.