Last updated 8/3/1998
Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliance for the Internet Protocol Adapter (IPAD) (All Models)
Note: This document reflects comments from eSoft, Inc. as the original developer of the IPAD-OS.
How does eSoft define Y2K compliance?
eSoft believes year 2000 compliance for our products consists of successfully passing functionality tests in four areas:
- The ability for the software to continue to function after 12/31/1999
- The ability for the software to properly perform date arithmetic including dates both before and after 12/31/1999
- The ability for the software to properly display dates after 12/31/1999
- The ability for the software to properly process the date of 2/29/2000
If any of the parts are not done correctly, the software is considered to be non-compliant with regard to Y2K issues.
eSoft has utilized publicly available programs, as well as internally generated programs to perform a comprehensive suite of tests to determine compliance with the above requirements.
Are IPAD Products Y2K compliant?
- IPAD systems shipped on or after November 1, 1997
Testing has shown all IPAD systems shipped on or after November 1, 1997 to be fully Y2K compliant.
- IPAD systems shipped before November 1, 1997
Testing has shown all IPAD model 1200 and model 5000 units shipped before November 1, 1997 to be fully Y2K compliant.
A small number of IPAD model 2500 and model 4500 units shipped before November 1, 1997 have a BIOS which is not Y2K compliant. In particular, the system will not
roll the date into the year 2000 when midnight 12/31/1999 is reached. These systems were all shipped in
tower cases instead of rackmount or small footprint desktop style cases. All units shipped by eSoft in rackmount or small footprint desktop style cases are fully Y2K compliant.
How will eSoft solve the problem in the affected systems?
In early 1999 a software program will be made available to test IPAD systems to see if Y2K compliance is an issue. If it is an issue, eSoft will make arrangements for a software patch to detect and correct the problem when it arises on the affected units.
The software patch will simply detect the date
going backwards and fix the problem when it occurs. The rest of the IPAD system is Y2K compliant and needs no fixes.
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