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End of Life for the Helix Product Line

Summary

BPM Microsystems announces the End of Life for the Helix product line.

Details

Effective April, 1, 2014, BPM Microsystems will no longer offer support for the Helix product line. This includes the discontinuation of sales, technical support, software support and extended warranties. The following Helix programmer models are included in the discontinuation:

  • HLX-TR-10
  • HLX-TU-10
  • HLXFS-TR-10
  • HLXFS-TU-10

Customers currently using a Helix programmer and require handler replacement parts should contact Sun-S at 81-84-960-6366. Helix programmers will continue to function with existing BPWin software up to version 5.33.0, but will not be eligible for algorithm additions or algorithm updates after this release. Existing socket modules and socket cards for the Helix programmer models will also be available for sale, but there will not be new socket module or socket card development.

Customers with these models who require support will be encouraged to upgrade to newer generation models. Please contact your local BPM Microsystems sales representative for trade-in or upgrade options.

End of Life for Parallel Port Programmer Models

Summary

BPM Microsystems announces the planned End of Life for all parallel port programmers in BPWin.

Details

BPM Microsystems will no longer support programmers that communicate via the parallel port due to the incompatibility of the programmer’s parallel port driver in Windows Vista and beyond. BPWin 5.33.0 is the last version that will support parallel port programmers which is scheduled for release on July 16, 2013.

The following parallel port programmer models are included in this discontinuation:
Engineering – 1600, 1700, Silicon Sculptor II
Concurrent – 2600, 2700, 2700M
Automated – 3600, 3700, 4600, 4700

These programmer models will continue to function with existing BPWin software up to version 5.33.0, but will not be eligible for algorithm additions or algorithm updates after this release. Hardware contracts will also not be available for sale.

Customers should also note that BPWin versions 5.28.0 – 5.33.0 will automatically perform a configuration check that will warn if the programming system requires an upgrade to continue to function in BPWin versions higher than 5.33.0.

As a reminder, BPM Microsystems discontinued site repairs, service and calibration on these parallel port programmers effective February 14, 2012.

Customers with these models who require support will be encourage to upgrade to newer generation models. Please contact your local BPM Microsystems sales representatives for trade-in or upgrade incentives.

Discontinuation of Repair and Calibration for x600 and x700 Programming Site Technology

Summary

Notice of Discontinuation of Repair and Calibration for x600 and x700 Programming Site Technology

Details

Effective February 14, 2012, BPM Microsystems will no longer repair or calibrate the following programmer models due to the obsolescence of essential parts and subassemblies – 1600, 2600, Silicon Sculptor II, 3600*, 4600*, 1700, 2700, 3700*, and 4700*.

Until this time, BPM Microsystems will accept non-warranty RMA’s for evaluation and best effort repairs with a limited warranty. Non-warranty repairs will be at the customer’s discretion.

Customers who require repair or calibration for these models will be encouraged to upgrade to newer generation models.

These models will still be supported in BPWin software with algorithm additions and updates available to current software support customers.

*Applies to programming sites only. Handler repairs will still be available on automated programming systems operating with BPWin Software.

End of Support for Windows 2000

Summary

BPM Microsystems announces the end of support for Windows 2000

Details

Effective with the release of BPWin 5.14.0 on February 8, 2011, Windows 2000 will no longer be supported. The end of BPWin support on Windows 2000 is required in order to add support for 64-bit operating systems.

Any attempt to install BPWin 5.14.0 or higher while running Windows 2000 will result in an installation failure. Alternatively, customers should be advised to upgrade to any of the compatible operating systems: Windows XP or Windows 7. Any version of BPWin released prior to 5.14.0 will continue to operate with Windows 2000.

Current or new software support customers who download BPWin 5.14.0 or higher need to run one of the supported operating systems.

End of Life for Legacy Programmer Models

Summary

BPM Microsystems announces the End of Life for legacy programmer models

Details

BPM Microsystems has discontinued all programmer software, hardware, repair and calibration support for the below programming systems. These systems are no loner marketed, sold or supported.

Engineering Programmers:
BP-1148, BP-1200, BP-1400/84, BP-1400/240, BP-1600*, BP-1600M, BP-1700*

Concurrent Production Programmers:
BP-2000**, BP-2100**, BP-2200, BP-2500**, BP-2510**, BP-2600*, BP-2600M**, BP-2700*

Automated Programmers:
BP-3100**, BP-3500**, BP-3510**, BP-3600*, BP-3600M, BP-3700*, BP-4100**, BP-4500**, BP-4510**, BP-4600*, BP-4600M, BP-4700*

End of Life for 1400 and 2200 Model Programmers

Summary

BPM Microsystems announces the End of Life for the 1400 and 2200 model programmers

Details

Effective December 31, 2008, BPM Microsystems will no longer offer support for the 1400 and 2200 model programmers. Introduced in 1996 and discontinued in 2005, the 2200 and 1400 were the first in the industry to enable fine control of programming waveforms for the highest quality programming with the widest device support capabilities. Limitations of the original programmers hardware combined with new software compatibility and component obsolescence forces this end of support announcement.

End of support means that BPWin software released in 2009 will not support the 1400 and 2200 model numbers. These models can continue to function with existing BPWin software released prior to 2009, but will not be eligible for additional algorithms or updates to existing algorithms. Hardware contracts will also not be available for these programmers. Also, repairs and calibration of these programmers are no longer possible.