• Subject: y2k fallout
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 07:37:43 -0600
  • Organization: Data Design Inc. http://www.datadesigninc.com

we have several clients that have the very old faxsys autofax
manufactured by 3x4xx warehouse, purchased early this decade.  

we tested ours for y2k about a year ago, and to my surprise, it tested
out fine.  

but with the system date rollover, two of our clients that have them are
now having problems.  
 
the autofax device is a p/c with an idea emulation board, configured to
be a 5224 printer.  the faxes spool out to the autofax, and are read and
interpreted by the autofax p/c.

what it does is: 

  vary on ok
  come up ready for printing ok
  when an actual print job hits, it goes into failure.  (the print job
stays in the spool file)

i hooked ours back up (we don't use it) and it doesn't have this
problem.  and one more client with this autofax is also still working
ok.  

the wierdest thing of all is that our machine is the oldest of them
all!  

3x4xx warehouse does not manufacture or support these devices at all
anymore.  we do have a replacement autofax picked out and installed at
most of the sites, but i'm wondering if anyone has any ideas if anything
can be done with the existing autofax?  

my guess is it's the idea emulation software can't handle the spool
jobs. 

so any ideas?  (pardon the pun)

nj
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