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AP-16, D-500 II, Pinscher, and ARM Versions

Year 2000 Issues

Monaco's Infoscreen systems will continue to provide reliable transmissions of alarm and trouble signals from installed transceivers when the rollover on January 1, 2000 occurs. The non-compliance issue involves the date displayed on some screens and subsequent reports. How your system will be affected will depend on three factors:

Infoscreen/AP-16

No hardware adjustments will be required at all for any Infoscreen/AP-16 CPU with a 486 DX/100 MHZ or a Pentium processor for the Year 2000. Other 486 CPUs (SX/33, SX/50, DX/66) are not Y2K compliant. Customers with these CPUs may elect to upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is fully Y2K compliant. 386 and 286 CPUs are not Y2K compliant and are no longer supported. Customers with 386 or 286 CPUs should upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is Y2K compliant.

Ramifications of not upgrading the CPU or the software include:

1. A Date Problem. When the roll over time of 0001, January 1, 2000 occurs the CPU's internal clock will reset itself automatically to January 4, 1980. However, the date shown on the Infoscreen display will be correct until such time as the system is rebooted. When the system is rebooted, the date resident in the internal CPU clock will update the radio alarm system date resulting in an incorrect radio alarm system date.
The work around for the date problem is to manually reset the date. We recommend that the internal clock and date be corrected as soon after midnight as possible on the 1st of January 2000. The Infoscreen Program provides the means to correct the internal clock's date/time. From the Operator's screen choose F3 EDIT MENU, then choose ALT F3 DATE/TIME. Type in the correct time and date, then choose F2 SAVE. This will update the internal system clock.
Delaying the resetting of the date will not affect the proper function of the system. Its only effect will be that the date shown on reports and on the screen will be incorrect after a system reboot.
2. A Leap Year Problem. The year 2000 is also a leap year. All Infoscreen systems will function normally for leap years unless there is an attempt on February 29, 2000 to change the date or time. We recommend that if the time needs to be updated that it be done on or before February 28th or on or after March 1st. If you absolutely need to change the date or time on February 29th, contact our Product Support Group for assistance. The year 2000 is the only leap year which is affected in this manner. All other leap years will function normally.
The work around for this problem is to not change the date or time on February 29th, 2000.
3. A Three Digit Year Problem. The Infoscreen/AP-16 software will display and print out the year 2000 as 100 on a few reports and card displays due to the use of an imported Microsoft subroutine which presents the year in a nonstandard format. This malfunction in display and printout will not affect normal operation of the system, and could be lived with if desired. Monaco will have a software upgrade that corrects this problem available by September 1999 for purchase. The part number for this upgrade is 207-818-00.

Infoscreen/Pinscher

No hardware adjustments will be required at all for any Infoscreen/Pinscher CPU with a 486 DX/100 MHZ or a Pentium processor for the Year 2000. Other 486 CPUs (SX/33, SX/50, DX/66) are not Y2K compliant. Customers with these CPUs may elect to upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is fully Y2K compliant. 386 and 286 CPUs are not Y2K compliant and are no longer supported. Customers with 386 or 286 CPUs should upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is Y2K compliant.

Ramifications of not upgrading the CPU or the software include:

1. A Date Problem. When the roll over time of 0001, January 1, 2000 occurs the CPU's internal clock will reset itself automatically to January 4, 1980. However, the date shown on the Infoscreen display will be correct until such time as the system is rebooted. When the system is rebooted, the date resident in the internal CPU clock will update the radio alarm system date resulting in an incorrect radio alarm system date.
The work around for the date problem is to manually reset the date. We recommend that the internal clock and date be corrected as soon after midnight as possible on the 1st of January 2000. The Infoscreen Program provides the means to correct the internal clock's date/time. From the Operator's screen choose F3 EDIT MENU, then choose ALT F3 DATE/TIME. Type in the correct time and date, then choose F2 SAVE. This will update the internal system clock.
Delaying the resetting of the date will not affect the proper function of the system. Its only effect will be that the date shown on reports and on the screen will be incorrect after a system reboot.
2. A Leap Year Problem. The year 2000 is also a leap year. All Infoscreen systems will function normally for leap years unless there is an attempt on February 29, 2000 to change the date or time. We recommend that if the time needs to be updated that it be done on or before February 28th or on or after March 1st. If you absolutely need to change the date or time on February 29th, contact our Product Support Group for assistance. The year 2000 is the only leap year which is affected in this manner. All other leap years will function normally.
The work around for this problem is to not change the date or time on February 29th, 2000.
3. A Three Digit Year Problem. The Infoscreen/Pinscher software will display and print out the year 2000 as 100 on a few reports and card displays due to the use of an imported Microsoft subroutine which presents the year in a nonstandard format. This malfunction in display and printout will not affect normal operation of the system, and could be lived with if desired. Monaco will have a software upgrade that corrects this problem available by September 1999 for purchase. The part number for this upgrade is 207-819-00.

Infoscreen/D-500 II

No hardware adjustments will be required at all for any Infoscreen/D-500 II CPU with a 486 DX/100 MHZ or a Pentium processor for the Year 2000. Other 486 CPUs (SX/33, SX/50, DX/66) are not Y2K compliant. Customers with these CPUs may elect to upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is fully Y2K compliant. 386 and 286 CPUs are not Y2K compliant and are no longer supported. Customers with 386 or 286 CPUs should upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is Y2K compliant.

Ramifications of not upgrading the CPU or the software include:

1. A Date Problem. When the roll over time of 0001, January 1, 2000 occurs the CPU's internal clock will reset itself automatically to January 4, 1980. However, the date shown on the Infoscreen display will be correct until such time as the system is rebooted. When the system is rebooted, the date resident in the internal CPU clock will update the radio alarm system date resulting in an incorrect radio alarm system date.
The work around for the date problem is to manually reset the date. We recommend that the internal clock and date be corrected as soon after midnight as possible on the 1st of January 2000. The Infoscreen Program provides the means to correct the internal clock's date/time. From the Operator's screen choose F3 EDIT MENU, then choose ALT F3 DATE/TIME. Type in the correct time and date, then choose F2 SAVE. This will update the internal system clock.
Delaying the resetting of the date will not affect the proper function of the system. Its only effect will be that the date shown on reports and on the screen will be incorrect after a system reboot.
2. A Leap Year Problem. The year 2000 is also a leap year. All Infoscreen systems will function normally for leap years unless there is an attempt on February 29, 2000 to change the date or time. We recommend that if the time needs to be updated that it be done on or before February 28th or on or after March 1st. If you absolutely need to change the date or time on February 29th, contact our Product Support Group for assistance. The year 2000 is the only leap year which is affected in this manner. All other leap years will function normally.
The work around for this problem is to not change the date or time on February 29th, 2000.
3. A Three Digit Year Problem. The Infoscreen/D-500 II software, Version 2.2, will display and print out the year 2000 as 100 on a few reports and card displays due to the use of an imported Microsoft subroutine which presents the year in a nonstandard format. (Version 2.1 of the Infoscreen/D-500 II software is not affected by the three digit year problem.) This malfunction in display and printout will not affect normal operation of the system, and could be lived with if desired. The D-500 II is a discontinued product. We recommend that customers with this version of the Infoscreen upgrade to the D-500 Plus current release which is Y2K compliant.

Infoscreen/ARM

No hardware adjustments will be required at all for any Infoscreen/ARM CPU with a 486 DX/100 MHZ or a Pentium processor for the Year 2000. Other 486 CPUs (SX/33, SX/50, DX/66) are not Y2K compliant. Customers with these CPUs may elect to upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is fully Y2K compliant. 386 and 286 CPUs are not Y2K compliant and are no longer supported. Customers with 386 or 286 CPUs should upgrade their CPU using our Repair by Replacement Program to achieve hardware that is Y2K compliant.

Ramifications of not upgrading the CPU or the software include:

1. A Date Problem. When the roll over time of 0001, January 1, 2000 occurs the CPU's internal clock will reset itself automatically to January 4, 1980. However, the date shown on the Infoscreen display will be correct until such time as the system is rebooted. When the system is rebooted, the date resident in the internal CPU clock will update the radio alarm system date resulting in an incorrect radio alarm system date.
The work around for the date problem is to manually reset the date. We recommend that the internal clock and date be corrected as soon after midnight as possible on the 1st of January 2000. The Infoscreen Program provides the means to correct the internal clock's date/time. From the Operator's screen choose F3 EDIT MENU, then choose ALT F3 DATE/TIME. Type in the correct time and date, then choose F2 SAVE. This will update the internal system clock.
Delaying the resetting of the date will not affect the proper function of the system. Its only effect will be that the date shown on reports and on the screen will be incorrect after a system reboot.
2. A Leap Year Problem. The year 2000 is also a leap year. All Infoscreen systems will function normally for leap years unless there is an attempt on February 29, 2000 to change the date or time. We recommend that if the time needs to be updated that it be done on or before February 28th or on or after March 1st. If you absolutely need to change the date or time on February 29th, contact our Product Support Group for assistance. The year 2000 is the only leap year which is affected in this manner. All other leap years will function normally.
The work around for this problem is to not change the date or time on February 29th, 2000.
3. A Three Digit Year Problem. The Infoscreen/ARM is not affected at all by the three digit year problem. The software is fully Y2K compliant.

 

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