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