Stuart Baker Software, maker of telecommunications and terminal emulation products that run on Concurrent Computer Corporation's 3200 series machines and IBM compatible PCs, is proud to announce that the current versions of all of its software is Year 2000 (Y2K) compliant, provided all other products (e.g., other software, firmware and hardware) used with it properly exchange date data with our product.
A Year 2000 Compliant product from Stuart Baker Software will properly handle the transition from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000 and it recognizes the Year 2000 as a leap year. All of our products handle leap years properly. A little-known fact is that there is not a leap year every four years as we commonly think. A century year (i.e., a year divisible by 100) is not a leap year unless it is divisible by 400. So, while 1900 is not a leap year, 2000 is. Even if your computer uses a four digit year and knows that the year 2000 is different than the year 1900, it may not realize that the year 2000 is a leap year. If the year 2000 is not treated as a leap year, it will throw off all dates beyond February 28.
We made Y2K compliance a requirement for all of our products long before it became fashionable. Even though OS/32 returns only a two digit year, ALL versions of PASSPORT, KERMIT32 and XMODEM32 can accurately process dates from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 2079 -- including leap years and the change from the year 1999 to 2000. Since OS/32 only returns a two digit year, our programs add 1900 to years 80 through 99 and 2000 to years 00 through 79. This approach gives us a four digit year that we can use for our date manipulation. Our calculations are accurate even on versions of OS/32 that are not Y2K compliant, but we strongly recommend updating to the latest versions of our products as well as the operating system. As of January 1999, the latest OS/32 release for non S-Bus machines is R09-02.2 and for S-Bus machines it is R10-01 (new maintenance releases will be available shortly). For information on Y2K compliance of all CCUR's products please read the Y2K article in our published articles section and visit their Y2K web page.
Unlike our OS/32 products, PC-Passport does not depend on date information for anything other than display purposes. In testing PC-Passport for compatibility with the year 2000, we discovered a cosmetic Y2K problem. This problem does not cause the product to fail, but it does cause the display of two digit years beyond 1999 to be incorrect (i.e., the year 2000 displays as :0 instead of 00). The problem was corrected in the R03-01 version dated 03/03/97. If you are using an older version of PC-Passport, we recommend that you upgrade to the R04-01 version. PC-Passport is a DOS based, Windows aware program that works hand in hand with Windows. The operating system that we recommend using is Windows 98 - it brings you Y2K compliance, plus really great performance from PC-Passport. For information on Y2K compliance of all Microsoft's products please visit their Y2K web page.
Year 2000 compliance is one more way in which Stuart Baker Software products are meeting the needs of today's software professionals. If you have questions about Y2K compliance for any of Stuart Baker Software's software products and tools you may reference the following chart:
1Y2K compliance refers to Stuart Baker Software products only. Check to make sure that your hardware, operating system, and other software complies as well!
2PC-Passport will run with DOS versions 3.1 and later. Since most systems today are using Windows, we thought this information belonged in a footnote.
Disclaimer: The Statement of Compliance refers to the Stuart Baker Software product as delivered by Stuart Baker Software. The Compliance Statement does not apply to user customizable features or third party add-on features or products, including items such as macros and custom programming and formatting features. The Stuart Baker Software Statement of Compliance does not constitute a warranty or extend the terms of any existing warranty. The warranties provided for Stuart Baker Software's products, are set forth in the end user license agreements that accompany the products. The information available from Stuart Baker Software concerning the Year 2000 is provided for the sole purpose of assisting our customers in their planning for the transition to the Year 2000.
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