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The following passed through my mailbox a few days ago. It might be of interest to some of the industry folks who frequent the forum. Pass it on / use at your own discretion.
(Sidebar note: this notice is but one more demonstration of the need to have a living Y2k program, and the need to go back and re-confirm all vendor Y2k statements on a periodic basis.)
>To all registered visitors to the ABB Automation Inc. (formerly Elsag Bailey >Inc.) Year 2000 Web Site (http://www.ebpa.com/y2k). > >The following announcement addresses an important product status change to >all users of Conductor NT software (Symphony, Infi 90 Open, DCI System Six, >Freelance 2000, and OPC) and some DCI System Six products listed below. > >1) The Year 2000 compatibility status of software products sold as Conductor >NT (SIBCNTS, SIBCNTC, SIBCONS, SIBCONC, SIBSNTS and SIBSNTC) has been >changed such that the minimum compatible revision is Conductor NT version >2.3 > >Product Line Product Class Product ID >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-CNT-S >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-CNT-C >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-CON-S >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-CON-C >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-SNT-S >Symphony Conductor NT S-IB-SNT-C > >2) The Year 2000 compatibility status of the following products associated >with 32-bit MIPS computers sold as X-Windows Display Centers (XDC3200) and >Data Management Centers (DMC3200) has been changed to Non-Compatible. > > >Product Line Product Class Product ID >DCI System Six Software 40MS32 DMC3200 >DCI System Six Software 40XS32 XDC3200 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 179F028U01 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 698B203U01 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 698B203U02 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 698B203U03 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 XDCCPU40 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 XDCCPU72 >DCI System Six Hardware 40XDC32/40DMC32 XDCCPU104 > >3) The Year 2000 compatibility status of the following software products >sold as X-Windows Display Center (XDC6400), Personal Workstation (PWC3200), >Configuration ToolKit (CTK3200), and Conductor UX (SIBCUXS) has been changed >to Compatible with Update. > > >Product Line Product Class Product ID >DCI System Six Software 40KS32 CTK3200 >DCI System Six Software 40PW32 PWC3200 >DCI System Six Software 40XS64 XDC6400 >Symphony Conductor UX S-IB-CUX-S > >More detailed information for the status change of DCI System Six products >is provided in the May 21, 1999 DCI System Six Policy Statement which is >accessible from the Product Status Lists hyperlink and is included below at >the end of this notice. > >Please forward all questions and suggestions to email@example.com > DCI System Six Policy Statement 21 May 1999 > >To Existing or Prospective DCI System Six. Customers, > >The following supersedes any previously transmitted statements you may have >received concerning the status of DCI System Six products related to the >upcoming Year 2000 rollover. > >In 1996, Elsag Bailey (now ABB Automation Inc., hereinafter "ABB") began a >detailed investigation of the impact of the millenium rollover on the DCI >System Six product line inclusive of the DCI System Six products which are >available for Symphony(tm). ABB evaluated and / or tested these products >using the latest released software (DCI System Six Series Seven, Release One >(S7R1) and Symphony Release 2.0). These selected products, which are listed >on our public web site at www.ebpa.com, have been tested for Year 2000 >issues using criteria developed in accordance with our ISO9001 registered >quality management system. > >As part of ABB's investigation of Year 2000 product compatibility (as >defined below) testing of all selected products that are supported in the >Symphony product line using Symphony Release 2.0 (SR2.0) system software was >completed in May, 1998. Testing of all selected products that are supported >in the DCI System Six-product line using Series Seven, Release One (S7R1) >system software was completed in August 1998. The testing procedures >employed in both of the tests revealed no apparent Year 2000 deficiencies. > >However, it is important to recognize that neither Microsoft nor Silicon >Graphics, Inc. (SGI) have declared the operating systems that are used by >the DCI System Six Series Seven, Release One (S7R1), and Symphony Release >2.0 (SR2.0) console software as > being Year 2000 compliant. As a result, new operating system >software from Microsoft and SGI that they declare as Year 2000 compliant >will be used by Conductor NT and Conductor UX software products in Symphony >Release SR3.0 scheduled to begin shipment in July 1999. > >Of notable exception to this is the Unix RISCos 4.52 operating system from >SGI used with the XDC3200 and DMC3200 MIPS computers in the DCI System Six >Series Seven, Release One (S7R1) software release. This operating system >will not be tested for Year 2000 issues by SGI, and because of this, ABB is >identifying the XDC3200 and DMC3200 as Non-Compatible. Cost effective >upgrades from XDC3200 and DMC3200 products to newer Symphony products are >available. These upgrades are tested for Year 2000 issues and provide newer >hardware technology that will greatly extend the useful life and >supportability of the system. To effect these upgrades, existing XDC3200 and >DMC3200 operator consoles can be replaced with Conductor NT or UX consoles. >A discussion of the alternatives available for implementing these system >upgrades is beyond the scope of this statement, and customers should contact >their local ABB office for details. > >"Year 2000 Compatibility" is defined by ABB as: > >1. General Integrity: In ABB's tests, the transition to dates in the Year >2000 in and of itself did not interrupt the product's operation. >2. Date Integrity: In ABB's tests, the transition to dates in the Year 2000 >in and of itself did not cause real time calculations to be interrupted, or >cause sequential events from prior dates to be displayed, archived or >executed in improper order. >3. Data Integrity: In ABB's tests, data was stored and transmitted in such a >manner that relative time was maintained, and could either be explicitly >(the date is explicitly stored as an absolute value) or implicitly (the >actual date is calculated based on some offset or other criteria) determined >for a defined range of possible dates. >4. Leap Year - In ABB's tests, the Year 2000 was properly treated as a leap >year. > >ABB's DCI System Six and Symphony systems are a combination of ABB products >and the products of selected third party companies. Our customers frequently >add their own software, as well as third party hardware and software to our >products. Therefore, an analysis of individual products is not sufficient to >determine the Year 2000 compatibility of a system. An effective analysis can >only be achieved by completely reviewing the system, including all >applications that are running on it, and any third party hardware or >software that interfaces with it. As a result, ABB recommends that you >evaluate and test your entire process automation system and strategy so that >you can determine whether or not your system is ready for the Year 2000 >rollover. > >For up-to-date status on specific products, please refer to our World Wide >Web Site (www.ebpa.com). Separate statements regarding the current Year 2000 >status of DCI-5000 and earlier generation products are available. > >Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure > >End of DCI System Six Policy Statement > >If you have any questions or comments please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Anonymous, June 13, 1999