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
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.
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.
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 https://www.databeatomni.net. (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.