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A system is proposed that aids users in setting the clock of a mobile computer whose owner changes time zones.
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Synchronization of system clock with calendar for mobile computer user
Mobile computer users often travel across time zones. However, unless connected to a
Global Positioning System (GPS) device and additional software programming is
executed, the computer system clock remains at the original location's time zone setting.
Therefore, a simple and inexpensive method of keeping the user in synch with local time
would be advantageous.
The proposed system enables the synchronization of a system clock setting (e.g., of a
laptop) with the user's calendar, which is used to record travel destinations and
durations (e.g., Lotus Notes* calendar, or the calendar function on a PDA (personal data
assistant). One advantage is that this would tightly integrate the user's calendar with the
system settings and simplify the user's maintenance tasks. A second advantage is that
this would avoid the cost of embedding or attaching a GPS device to the laptop
computer in order to obtain local time zone information.
The proposed system works as follows
User sets system clock and time zone information (e.g., Austin, Texas, Greenwich
Mean Time (GMT)+6, United States Central Time zone).
User makes travel reservation (e.g., depart AUS 10 AM Central Standard Time
(CST), arrive JFK 1 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on a specific date).
Travel information is entered into calendaring system. Doing so, the new location
information related to time and date is noted and a needed change in th...