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					Y2K for Procrastinators



WBA / SBE Summer Engineering Workshop

             Wisconsin Dells
             July 14th, 1999
Y2K for Procrastinators
 EAS and Y2K
     HOLLYANNE CORPORATION
       • year 2000 compliant

     MTS COMMUNICATIONS (PC based)
       • System 3000D software ready for 2000
       • reset clock/calendar after midnight Jan 1
       • service bulletin will be issued with details
       • Skip@MTS-Comm.com
Y2K for Procrastinators
 EAS and Y2K
     GORMAN-REDLICH
       • v6.4 totally year 2000 ready
       • v6.3 problem if message originates Dec 31 expire Jan 1
       • v8.1 requires Rev E board or modified Rev C board
     SAGE
       • v5.88 and up - all alerts will function correctly
       • display will show 2000 as 100, 2001 as 101...
       • v5.103 fixes this, $50.00 for the upgrade
Y2K for Procrastinators
 EAS and Y2K
     BURK TECHNOLOGY
       • v 1.09 and up is Y2K compliant
       • v 1.12 is the current version
       • http://www.burk.com/y2k
     TFT
       • EAS 911 will accommodate all dates to Dec 31, 2094
     M&N ELECTRONICS LLC
       • no response
Y2K for Procrastinators
 Certify the Essentials:
      Power System
         • Fuel for the Generator
         • Power Transfer Control System

      Transmission System
         • Transmitter/Exciter
         • STL System

      Program Origination
         • Automation Systems / Cart Player
         • Router Control (master control switcher)
         • VTRs, Decks, Satellite Systems, Cameras ….
Y2K for Procrastinators
 Develop a Plan B
     Procure Backup Power for Essential Equipment
        • a camera and mic
        • a deck
        • cart player
        • STL
        • a studio light
        • devise a method to supply power to essentials
        • devise a method to get essentials on the air
     Possible Backup Power Sources
        • Rent a small portable generator
        • Use generation equipment in ENG vehicle
        • ENG vehicle could be backup STL link
Y2K for Procrastinators
 Controlling Documentation:
     Divide the work
     Centralize the findings
     Quick indication of what needs attention
        Demo the database
Y2K for Procrastinators
 Computer Workstations
     Hardware
        • BIOS and RTC checks
        • Date rollover Jan 1, 2000
        • Leap Year Test
        • Other than Leap Year Test
        • TSR to auto adjust date
        • www.y2ktestandfix.com ($24.95)
     Software
        • www.microsoft.com/technet/year2K/pca/pca.htm
        • installs Y2K.exe
        • scans workstation microsoft products for Y2K
Y2K for Procrastinators



WBA / SBE Summer Engineering Workshop

             Wisconsin Dells
             July 14th, 1999

				
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