Printing "Overview" - Timezone Clocks by Digital Display Systems

Printing "Overview" - Timezone Clocks by Digital Display Systems
Overview
TimeNet from DDS is a windows-based application that provides a way for you to
control and configure all of your DDS time-zone clocks from a single PC.
Each clock on your network has a unique "clock number" (from 0 to 99) that is assigned
to the clock at installation time. Within the TimeNet application, you use the clock
numbers to identify the clocks and to associate them with the various settings. The
"Map" option on the Help Menu shows you a map of your installation including clock
numbers for each clock on your network.
In addition to keeping all connected clocks synchronized to the second, the TimeNet
application allows you to specify time zone, daylight savings, and the text display for
individual clocks or groups of clocks.
Main Dialog
When you start TimeNet from your desktop, you see the main dialog window. This
window remains open and visible as long as the application is running.
Group Letter
There are 26 different groups of clocks, named with letters A to Z. You may use as
many groups as you like. You must define which of your clocks is to be in each group
that you decide to use. All of the clocks in a group always display exactly the same
exact information.
You select a group by means of the Group Letter dropdown list. When you select a
group, the other fields of the dialog box change to show you the current settings for
that group.
Group Clock Numbers
Each clock on your network has a unique "clock number" (from 0 to 99) that is
assigned to the clock at installation time. You type the clock numbers of the clocks
that you want in the selected group in the Group Clock Numbers text box. A
dropdown list is provided containing the most recent entries, you have typed in this
box. You may select an item from the dropdown list, or you may type an entirely new
entry.
The clock numbers to be in the group are entered as a comma separated list of
numbers, each in the range 0 to 99. For example:
5,32,56,77
selects four clocks to be in the group. You may also specify a range of clock numbers
using a hyphen, for example:
5,32-40,56
selects clock numbers 5, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 56 to be in the group.
Time Zone
The Time Zone selection tells which global time zone is to be displayed on the clocks
in the group. A dropdown list of all available time zones is provided. Each item in the
list has the following format:
(24) UTC-8 (Uniform) PST Pacific Standard Time
The number in parenthesis is the DDS Standard number for the Time Zone. The
notation "UTC…" indicates the zone's offset from UTC (universal time code also
sometimes called GMT, Greenwich Mean Time). For example, UTC-8 indicates the
zone's is eight hours earlier then UTC, and UTC+4 indicates that the zone's time is
four hours later than UTC.
The word in parenthesis, ("Uniform" in the above example) is the U. S. Military official
name for the time zone. The 3-letter acronym following is the common abbreviation for
the time zone. The remainder of the entry is the common English name of the time
zone.
There is one special item "(16) CLOCK OFF". If you select this for the group, then the
clock display is turned off and remains completely blank until you select a different time
zone for it.
Daylight Savings
The Daylight Savings selection allows you to specify that automatic daylight savings
correction is to be done for the current group, and, when daylight savings is to be
automatically started and stopped. A dropdown list of all available modes is provided.
Each item in the list has the following format:
(1) 1st Sunday in Apr. 0159-0300 to Last Sunday in Oct.
0159-0100
The number in parenthesis is the DDS Standard number for the Daylight Savings
Mode. The remainder of the entry specifies the rule for automatically correcting for
daylight savings. The rule in the example above says that daylight savings starts on
the first Sunday in April by changing from the time 0159 to the time 0300 (instead of
0200). Similarly, daylight savings ends on the last Sunday in October by changing
from time 0159 back to time 0100 (instead of 0200).
There are four special daylight savings selections (9) Forced hour, (10) Forced half
hour, (25) Forced quarter-hour, and (26) Forced three-quarter hour. When selected,
these correct by advancing the time in the selected zone by the indicated amount at all
times. These may be used to either manually adjust for daylight savings or to select a
half-hour time zone as utilized by some countries.
Text Display
The Text Display selection allows you to specify the text that appears in the
20-character display beneath the clocks in the group. A dropdown list is provided
containing the most recent entries, you have typed in this box. You may select an item
from the dropdown list, or you may type an entirely new entry.
Apply and Cancel Buttons
When you make a change in any of the selections for a group, the changes are not
effected or saved until you press the Apply Button. Pressing Apply saves the
changes permanently on your PC and immediately sends the changed configuration to
the clocks in the group.
Pressing Cancel instead of Apply, returns the group settings to those that were last
saved for that group, effectively undoing your recent modifications.
Even if you Exit the TimeNet application, the current settings for all of your groups are
remembered and are restored the next time you run the application.
Presets Button
The Presets Button is used to start the Presets Dialog. Presets provide an easy way
to select the Time Zone, Daylight Savings, and Display Text for a group from a
database in a single operation.
Help / Map
The Map option on the Help Menu shows you a map of your installation including
clock numbers for each clock on your network.
Help / Summary
The Summary option on the Help Menu shows you a table summarizing the groups
you are using and the clock numbers and settings for those groups. This table may be
saved or printed by selecting the text in the window and then using CTRL-C to copy it,
and then pasting it into a text editor such as notepad or WORD.
Status Bar
The status bar at the bottom of the main dialog window keeps you informed about the
current state of the application.
Whenever the TimeNet application is running, it constantly sends configuration and
time corrections to all of the clocks in all of the groups you have defined, in a
round-robin fashion. The leftmost pane of the status bar shows this action in real-time.
By default, TimeNet assumes your clock network is connected to your PC by means of
the COM1 serial port. The second pane of the status bar reports which port is in use.
To change which port is used you may edit the properties of the shortcut that starts the
TimeNet application. Add the text " COMx" or "UDPyyyyy" to the end of the Target
text, replacing x with the COM port number you wish to use. If connected via Ethernet,
use the second format replacing yyyyy with the port number to use (DDS Ethernet
devices usually use UDP broadcast packets to port 55808). MAKE SURE there is a
space before the word COM or UDP. You must restart the application in order to make
this change take effect.
The remainder of the status bar tells you the current date and time (in 24-hour style) on
your PC with regard to your current time zone.
Presets Dialog
The Presets Dialog is started by pressing the "Presets…" button in the main dialog
window. Presets provide an easy way to select the Time Zone, Daylight Savings, and
Display Text for a group from a database in a single operation.
To use a preset, select it from the "Preset Name" dropdown list, and press the "Select"
button. The Time Zone, Daylight Savings and Text Display are inserted into the
selections for the current group in the main dialog window. This is simply a fast way to
enter group selections for commonly used combinations.
When you change the selection in the Preset Name dropdown list, the other text boxes
on the window change to show the settings associated with that preset. The other text
boxes are not directly modifiable on the Preset Dialog.
TimeNet comes installed with a large list of presets. You may remove or change any of
those presets by selecting the preset name and pressing the "Remove" or "Edit"
button. You may add new presets by pressing the "New" button.
Pressing either Edit or New starts the Preset Edit dialog.
Preset Edit Dialog
The Preset Edit Dialog starts whenever you press either the "New" or the "Edit".button
on the Presets Dialog.
For a new preset you must type a new name of your own choosing. If you duplicate
the name of an existing preset, you are asked whether or not you want to replace the
existing preset with your new one.
When editing an existing preset, the name box cannot be modified. To change the
name of an existing preset, select the preset on the preset dialog and press "New",
type the new name and press "OK". This creates a new preset identical to the old
preset except with your new name. You may then use the "Remove" button to
eliminate the old name.
Select the Time Zone, Daylight Savings and Text Display to be associated with the
Preset Name and press OK. These three selections are identical to those on the main
dialog.
6
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
2
Oslo
Yakutsk
St. Petersburg
4
Moscow
Stockholm
Novosibirsk
7
Warsaw
3
London
Winnipeg
Berlin
Kiev
5
7
Paris
9
Zurich
Seattle
Montreal
Ulan Bator
Vladivostok
Chicago
Istanbul
North
Madrid Rome
Bejing
Tashkent
Baku
New York
Athens
Atlantic
Denver
Ankara
Lisbon
San Francisco
Seoul
Washington D.C.
Tokyo
Ocean
Algiers
North
Kabul
Tehran
Tel Aviv
Los Angeles
Rabat
+30
Tripoli
Pacific
Chongquing
Bagdad
Shanghai
Dallas
Cairo
Delhi
Ocean
North
Karachi
Miami
Taipei
Riyadh
Pacific
Dhaka
Ocean
Muscat
Hong Kong
Mexico City
Nouakchott
Bombay
+30
Khartoum
Niamey
Manila
Bangkok
Dakar
Madras
Ndjamena
Ho
Chi
Minh
Caracas
Addis Ababa
San Jose
Colombo
Monrovia
Lagos
Bangui
Bogata
Singapore
Mogadishu
6
Libreville
Quito
Diego
Nairobi
Belem
Brazzaville
Manaus
Dar es Salaam Garcia
Jakarta
Luanda
Port Moresby
Indian
Darwin
Lima
Lusaka
Ocean
Suva
La Paz
Harare Antananarivo
Windhoek
+30
Rio de Janeiro
Asuncion
Brisbane
Johannesburg
Sao Paulo
Perth
Cape Town
Santiago
Sydney Auckland
Montevideo
South
South
Adelaide
Buenos Aires
Atlantic
Pacific
Wellington
Ocean
Ocean
Hobart
Anchorage
Honolulu
12
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
21
DDS Daylight Saving Modes
Mode
Country
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
none
(Old) US, Canada, Bermuda
Brazil
Argentina
Chile
UK, Ireland
Europe
Israel
(Old) Australia
Forced 1 hr. advance
Forced ½ hr. advance
(Old) New Zealand
Newfoundland (1/2 hr. forced
advance plus DST)
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
(Old) Australia
Paraguay
(Old) New Zealand
Greece
Iraq
Lebanon
Egypt
UK, Ireland, Scotland
Cuba
Brazil
Chile
Iran
Forced ¼ hr. advance
Forced ¾ hr. advance
Egypt
(New) US Starting 2007
31
32
Start
Stop
1 st Sunday in Apr.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0100
3 rd Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
2 nd Sunday in Feb.
0159 to 0100
3 rd Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0100
3 rd Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
2 nd Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0100
Last Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0300
Next-to-Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0100
Last Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Sep.
0159 to 0100
4 th Sunday in Apr.
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Sep.
0159 to 0100
Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
3 rd Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0100
2 nd Sunday in Oct
0159 to 0300
3 rd Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0100
1 st Sunday in Apr.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0100
Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Mar.
0259 to 0200
Apr.1
0059 to 0200
Oct. 1
0159 to 0100
1 st Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Mar. on or after 15 th
0259 to 0200
Last Sunday in Mar.
0259 to 0400
Last Sunday in Oct.
0359 to 0300
Last Sunday in Mar.
0059 to 0200
Last Sunday in Sep.
0159 to 0100
May 1
0059 to 0200
Oct. 16
0159 to 0100
May 1
0159 to 0300
Oct. 1
0259 to 0200
Last Sunday in Mar.
0059 to 0200
Last Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0100
1 st Sunday in Mar. on or after 14 th
0059 to 0200
1 st Sunday in Oct. on or after 8 th
0159 to 0100
1 st Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Feb. on or after 11 th
0259 to 0200
1 st Sunday in Oct on or after 9 th
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Mar. on or after 9 th
0259 to 0200
Mar. 21
0159 to 0300
Sept. 23
0259 to 0200
Last Wednesday in Apr.
2359 to 0100
Last Wednesday in Oct.
2359 to 2300
Last Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Nov.
0159 to 0100
1 st Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0300
Last Sunday in Nov.
0159 to 0100
2 nd Sunday in Mar.
0159 to 0300
1 st Sunday in Nov.
0159 to 0100
(New) Australia
1st Sunday in Oct.
0159 to 0300
1st Sunday in Apr.
0159 to 0100
( New) New Zealand
Last Sunday in Sep.
0159 to 0300
1st Sunday in Apr.
0159 to 0100
Time zone master SBMATT-G
Time zone slave SBMATV-A
The number in parentheses is the the Daylight Number and the next number is the Zone Location.
ABIDJAN
ADDIS ABABA
AFGHANISTAN
AFRICA
ALABAMA
ALASKA
ALBUQUEQUE
ALEUTIAN
AL UDIED
AMSTERDAM
ANCHORAGE
ANDERSON
ANKARA
ARGENTINA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
ATHENS
ATLANTA
ATLANTIC
AUCKLAND
AUSTRIA
AUSTRALIA
BAGHDAD
BAHRAIN
BALIKPAPAN
BALTIMORE
BANGALORE
BANGKOK
BARBADOS
BARCELONA
BASEL
BEIJING
BEIRUT
BERMUDA
BOGOTA
BOMBAY
BOSNIA
BRAZIL
BRUSSELS
BUDAPEST
BUENOS AIRES
CAIRO
CALGARY
CALIFORNIA
CANBERRA
CARACAS
CENTCOM
CENTRAL
CENTRAL EUROPE
CHENNAI
CHICAGO
CHILE
CHINA
COLORADO SPRINGS
COLUMBIA
COMALAPA
CONNECTICUT
DAKAR
DALLAS
DELAWARE
DENVER
DETROIT
DHAKA
DIEGO GARCIA
DOHA
DOVER
DUBAI
DUBLIN
DULLES
EAST COAST
(0) 0
(0) 3
(10) 4
(0) 3
(30) 26
(30) 23
(30) 25
(0) 22
(0) 3
(20) 1
(30) 23
(0) 10
(20) 2
(0) 29
(0) 25
(30) 26
(20) 2
(30) 27
(30) 28
(32) 12
(20) 1
(31) 10
(14) 3
(0) 3
(0) 8
(30) 27
(10) 5
(0) 7
(30) 28
(20) 1
(20) 1
(0) 8
(16) 2
(30) 28
(0) 27
(10) 5
(20) 1
(22) 29
(20) 1
(20) 2
(0) 29
(27) 2
(30) 25
(30) 24
(31) 10
(30) 28
(0) 3
(30) 26
(20) 1
(10) 5
(30) 26
(23) 28
(0) 8
(30) 25
(0) 27
(0) 26
(30) 27
(0) 31
(30) 26
(30) 27
(30) 25
(30) 27
(0) 6
(0) 6
(0) 3
(30) 27
(0) 4
(20) 0
(30) 27
(30) 27
EDINBURGH
EGYPT
ELMENDORF
EL SEGUNDO
EUCOM
EUROPE
FLORIDA
FORT BELVOIR
FORT BRAGG
FORT CAMPBELL
FORT HOOD
FORT LEWIS
FORSCOM
FRANKFURT
GENEVA
GERMANY
GEORGIA
GMT
GREECE
GREELY
GREENWICH
GUAM
GUATEMALA
HAGUE
HALIFAX
HAWAII
HELSINKE
HICKAM
HOLLAND
HONG KONG
HUNTSVILLE, AL
HURLBURT
HYDERABAD
ICELAND
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INCIRLIC
INDIA
INDIANA
INDONESIA
IOWA
IRAN
IRAQ
IRELAND
ISLAMABAD
ISRAEL
ISTANBUL
ITALY
JAKARTA
JAPAN
JOHANNESBURG
JUNEAU
KABUL
KADENA
KANSAS
KAPAUN
KARACHI
KENTUCKY
KEY WEST
KOBE
KODIAK
KOREA
KUALA LUMPUR
KUWAIT
KWAJALEIN
KYRGYZSTAN
LANGLEY AFB
LAS VEGAS
LONDON
LOS ANGELES
(20) 0
(27) 2
(30) 23
(30) 24
(20) 1
(20) 1
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 26
(30) 26
(30) 24
(30) 27
(20) 1
(20) 1
(20) 1
(30) 27
(0) 0
(20) 2
(30) 23
(0) 0
(0) 10
(0) 26
(20) 1
(30)28
(0) 22
(20) 2
(0) 22
(20) 1
(0) 8
(30) 27
(30) 27
(10) 5
(0) 0
(30) 25
(30) 26
(20) 2
(10) 5
(30) 27
(0) 8
(30) 26
(10) 3
(14) 3
(20) 0
(0) 5
(7) 2
(20) 1
(20) 1
(0) 7
(0) 9
(0) 2
(30) 23
(10) 4
(0) 9
(30) 26
(20) 1
(0) 5
(30) 27
(30) 27
(0) 9
(30) 23
(0) 9
(0) 8
(0) 3
(0) 12
(16) 5
(30) 27
(30) 24
(20) 0
(30) 24
LOUISIANA
MADRID
MAINE
MANAGUA
MANILA
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MCDILL AFB
MELBOURNE
MEMPHIS
MEXICO CITY
MIAMI
MICHIGAN
MIDWAY
MILAN
MILLINGTON
MINNESOTA
MISAWA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MOLESWORTH
MOMBASA
MONACO
MONTANA
MONTREAL
MOSCOW
MOUNTAIN
MUMBAI
MUNICH
NAIROBI
NAPLES
NEBRASKA
NETHERLANDS
NEVADA
NEW DELHI
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NEW ZEALAND
NEWFOUNDLAND
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
NORWAY
OHIO
OKINAWA
OKLAHOMA
OMAHA
OMAN
ONIZUKA (CA)
OREGON
OTTAWA
PACIFIC
PACOM AK/HI
PAKISTAN
PARIS
PENNSYLVANIA
PENTAGON
PHILADELPHIA
PHILIPPINES
PHOENIX
POLAND
PRAGUE
PRINCE SULTAN
PUERTO RICO
QATAR
RAMSTEIN
REDMOND
RHODE ISLAND
RIO
(30) 26
(20) 1
(30) 27
(0) 26
(0) 8
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 27
(31) 10
(30) 26
(0) 26
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 21
(20) 1
(30) 26
(30) 26
(0) 9
(30) 26
(30) 26
(20) 0
(0) 3
(20) 1
(30) 25
(30) 27
(20) 3
(30) 25
(10) 5
(20) 1
(0) 3
(20) 1
(30) 26
(20) 1
(30) 24
(10) 5
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 25
(30) 27
(32) 12
(12) 28
(30) 27
(30) 26
(20) 1
(30) 27
(0) 9
(30) 26
(30) 26
(0) 4
(30) 24
(30) 24
(30) 27
(30) 24
(0) 22
(0) 5
(20) 1
(30) 27
(30) 27
(30) 27
(0) 8
(0) 25
(20) 1
(20) 1
(0) 3
(0) 28
(0) 3
(20) 1
(30) 24
(30) 27
(22) 29
RIO DE JANEIRO
RIYADH
ROMEO
RUSSIA
SAMOA
SAN DIEGO
SAN FRANCISCO
SANTIAGO
SAO PAULO
SAUDI ARABIA
SCOTT AFB
SEOUL
SEATTLE
SHANGHAI
SHEMYA
SIERRA
SILICON VALLEY
SINGAPORE
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
SPAIN
ST. JOHN'S
ST. LOUIS
STUTTGART
SW ASIA
SWITZERLAND
SYDNEY
TAIPEI
TAIWAN
TAMPA
TEHRAN
TEL AVIV
TENNESSEE-NASH
TENNESSEE-KNOX
TEXAS
THAILAND
TIJUANA
TOKYO
TORONTO
TRAVIS AFB
TURKEY
UAE
UKRIANE
UNITED KINGDOM
UTAH
UTC
VANCOUVER
VENEZUELA
VERMONT
VIENNA
VIRGINIA
VLADIVOSTOK
WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON D.C.
WEST COAST
WEST VIRGINIA
WICHITA
WIESBADEN
WILLEMSTAD
WINNIPEG
WISCONSIN
WOOMERA
WYOMING
YOKOHAMA
YOKOTA
ZULU
ZURICH
(0) 29
(0) 3
(30) 27
(20) 3
(0) 21
(30) 24
(30) 24
(23) 28
(22) 29
(0) 3
(30) 26
(0) 9
(30) 24
(0) 8
(30) 22
(30) 26
(30) 24
(0) 8
(0) 3
(0) 2
(30) 27
(30) 26
(20) 1
(12) 28
(30) 26
(20) 1
(0) 8
(20) 1
(31) 10
(0) 8
(0) 8
(30) 27
(10) 3
(5) 2
(30) 26
(30) 27
(30) 26
(0) 7
(0) 26
(0) 9
(30) 27
(30) 24
(20) 2
(0) 4
(20) 2
(20) 0
(30) 25
(0) 0
(30) 24
(30) 28
(30) 27
(20) 1
(30) 27
(20) 10
(30) 24
(30) 27
(30) 24
(30) 27
(30) 26
(20) 1
(20) 1
(30) 26
(30) 26
(13) 10
(30) 25
(0) 9
(0) 9
(0) 0
(20) 1
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