BPM Microsystems announces the End of Life for the 1400 and 2200 model programmers
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.
BPM Microsystems announces the end of support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Me
On July 11, 2006, the Extended Support program for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me operating systems has been closed by Microsoft. All users running Windows 98 or Windows Me are encouraged to migrate to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP.
Effective December 31, 2006, BPM Microsystems will not be able to assure either operating systems compatibility or functionality for new BPWin software on Windows 98 SE. Like Microsoft, BPM Microsystems also recommends that users upgrade to Windows XP to assure operating system compatibility with future BPWin releases. Customers who still download BPWin software releases after December 31, 2006, on Windows 98 SE will be using it at their own risk. BPM Microsystems will not develop, test, or warranty the BPWin software in the Windows 98 SE operating system after December 31, 2006.
BPWin version 4.66.0 and future versions will not install on Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 98 ME.
BPM Microsystems manual and automated programming systems have operated in the Windows 98 environment for over 7 years. However, BPM Microsystems must move forward with our supplier by migrating our products to systems that allow us to offer you newer technologies supported by better features in the future. BPM Microsystems is still committed to providing the best service and support in the programming industry.
On January 10, 2005, BPM Microsystems announces the End of Life plans for BPDOS software and legacy programmer products.
BPM Microsystems has decided to End of Life its BPDOS software product and programmers with legacy site technology***. Below is the timeline for the end of life plan:
- January 1, 2005 – End of life for BPDOS announced
- December 2005 – Final Release of BPDOS available to customers via website download
- January 1, 2006 – BPDOS algorithms after this date are available only for a fee* and will require a valid Software Support Agreement where applicable**
– Algorithm development in BPDOS will have increased technology limitations
– No software bug fixes will be performed
- December 1, 2006 – No additional BPDOS device requests will be accepted
- January 1, 2008 – No BPM software (Windows) released after this date will support legacy site technology***
*Requirement – In addition to charging a fee per algorithm, BPM requires that concurrent and automated customers have a valid Software Support Agreement for the intended supported machine to request a BPDOS algorithm. Engineering programmer users will be charged the algorithm addition fee only. BPM Microsystems reserves the right to “No Bid” any algorithm request based on technology limitations. Once the algorithm addition is complete, the software version will be made available to the customer via a password protected FTP download site. If two algorithms are purchased at separate time periods, the last software version available for download via FTP site will have all algorithms purchased by that customer. Device additions should continue to be made via the BPM Microsystems website.
**Software Support Agreements (software contract) for BPDOS – Contract for BPDOS and BPWIN will be the same price and agreement. A prorated Software Support Agreement can be purchased in 2006 with a minimum of a six-month term for BPDOS units. No additional BPDOS device requests will be accepted beyond December 1, 2006. The 2 GDP algorithms and free flash algorithms included with Software Support Agreements cannot apply to BPDOS algorithms after December 31, 2005. No software “bug” fixes will be performed after December 31, 2005. Effective December 1, 2004 no feature requests will be performed on BPDOS. All current feature requests for BPDOS are declined for development.
***Legacy Site Technology Product Models
Engineering: Only supported on special software – EP-1, 1100, 1128, 1132, 1140, 1500. Currently supported by software – 1148, 1200, Actel Silicon Sculptor
Concurrent: 2000, 2100, 2500, 2510, 2600M
Automated: 3100, 4100, 3500, 4500, 3510, 4510
Tester: 340, 350, 360, 370
Peripherals: 3×00 Labeler, Pro Automation Tray Stacker, Synrad Laser, Excel Laser, TM300 Tape Loader