ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: New Y2K Worry?   [open pdf - 120KB]

"This upcoming weekend's time change for congressionally mandated Daylight Saving Time may have unintended consequences in the fire protection industry. Embedded computer clocks in fire alarm control panels; central processing units; digital communicators; remote annunciators; central, auxiliary, remote, and proprietary monitoring equipment; and other electronic devices may not be programmed correctly to recognize the time changeover at 2 a.m. this Sunday morning (March 11). While the electronics industry and computer software companies are working hard to write patches for their equipment, stand-alone fire alarm control panels may not get reprogrammed or serviced in time to adjust. Or, like the 'Y2K' issue faced at the turn of the last century, it may not be a problem at all. No one is precisely certain or confident of the outcome."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Hot Coffee Series No. HC-2007-0306
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Date:
2007-03-06
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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