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IP: Fall Back! Time Change Impacts Wide Range of Devices
From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 22:50:47 -0400

From: jspira () basex com


if you'd like, you can forward this to the IP list.=A0 I'd welcome IPers
contributions of other items to the list as well.

/s/ Jonathan

Subject:=A0 InfoBasex: Fall Back! Time Change Impacts Wide Range of Devices

=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 FYI: [If you don't wish to be bothered, you can always do=
 what I did
=A0=A0=A0=A0 with my VCR last Spring: I never changed the time on it, and=
 now I
=A0=A0=A0=A0 don't have to set it back an hour!]

=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Fall Back
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 by Jonathan B. Spira, CMC

=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 As the Y2K problem receives the lions share of press when it=
 comes to
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 date and time issues, it's important not to overlook the=
=A0=A0=A0=A0 devices, both within and outside of the traditional IT=
=A0=A0=A0=A0 which are impacted by the change to Standard Time.

=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Herewith a shopping list of things to check:

=A0=A0=A0 Typical=A0 office or home/office environment:
=A0=A0=A0 Answering machines or voice mail
=A0=A0=A0 Desktop and/or laptop computers
=A0=A0=A0 Facsimile machines
=A0=A0=A0 Network servers
=A0=A0=A0 Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
=A0=A0=A0 Photocopiers
=A0=A0=A0 Still and/or video cameras
=A0=A0=A0 Telephone systems
=A0=A0=A0 Thermostats
=A0=A0=A0 Time recording systems
=A0=A0=A0 VCRs
=A0=A0=A0 Video-conferencing systems

=A0=A0=A0 Medical:
=A0=A0=A0 Imaging equipment
=A0=A0=A0 Fetal monitors
=A0=A0=A0 Infusion pumps
=A0=A0=A0 Ventilators

=A0=A0=A0 Transportation:
=A0=A0=A0 Airplanes
=A0=A0=A0 Automobiles
=A0=A0=A0 Car parking/garage systems
=A0=A0=A0 Photo surveillance systems
=A0=A0=A0 Railroad
=A0=A0=A0 Signaling systems
=A0=A0=A0 Ticketing (airline, railroad) systems

=A0=A0=A0 Building Systems:
=A0=A0=A0 Air conditioning
=A0=A0=A0 Audio and Video Studio environments
=A0=A0=A0 Backup lighting and generators
=A0=A0=A0 Building management systems
=A0=A0=A0 Burglar and fire alarms
=A0=A0=A0 CCTV systems
=A0=A0=A0 Door locks
=A0=A0=A0 Fire control systems
=A0=A0=A0 Heating and ventilating systems
=A0=A0=A0 Elevators and escalators
=A0=A0=A0 Lighting systems
=A0=A0=A0 Safes and vaults
=A0=A0=A0 Security access control systems
=A0=A0=A0 Switching systems

=A0=A0=A0 Manufacturing and Systems:
=A0=A0=A0 Automated (CAM) factories
=A0=A0=A0 CAD systems
=A0=A0=A0 Energy control systems ("Smart" buildings)
=A0=A0=A0 Nuclear power stations
=A0=A0=A0 Power management systems
=A0=A0=A0 Robots
=A0=A0=A0 Switching systems
=A0=A0=A0 Time/clock stamps

=A0=A0=A0 And, when all is said and done, the Clock on the wall.

Jonathan B Spira=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
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The Basex Group, Inc=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 URL=
15 E 26th Street=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
 Tel +1 (212) 725-2600 x113
New York, NY 10010 USA=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Facsimile +1=
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