Its that time of year when we change our clocks again. Daylight Savings Time is around the corner and just when we were finally getting acclimated to the Fall-Back time change!
As most all of you know, Daylight Savings Time (DST) is the practice of adjusting our clocks by an hour back or forward depending on the time of year, hence the expressions, Spring-Forward and Fall-Back. As if time zones alone were not enough to keep us guessing at the correct time, DST adds to the complexity.
According to Wikipedia, the concept of DST was first introduced by George Hudson in 1895 but was only adopted in the US in 1918. The general DST idea is to advance clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer while sacrificing normal sunrise times. It is probably important to note that DST is generally not applicable near the equator, where sunrise times are more consistent year-round. All of that said, I’m glad for digital clocks that self-adjust because I always forget to change the mechanical ones!
The bottom line is that during DST changes we need to adjust some time-keeping electronics. For those of you with NEC systems, you can find adjustment instructions on our website. Just go to Mercury’s main page, click the “Service Requests” tab and then click on “Programming Tips”. Here you will find the step-by-step instructions.
For those of you that have not upgraded your phone system in the last six or more years, please contact our office and allow one of our product specialist to share with you some of the new technologies that have been made available over the past few years. In doing so, you will be eligible for a complimentary evaluation of your current dial tone and Internet services (service provider) and some expert advice for your companies overall communications requirements.
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