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Corporate Year 2000 Program

Along with the excitement of entering a new millennium, Boca Research, Inc., and it's wholly owned subsidiary Boca Global, Inc., makers of Global Village modems and software, recognizes the tremendous challenges that the arrival of the Year 2000 presents to businesses worldwide. This event will impact every organization that employs computers, date-dependent electronic devices, or networks to process, retain and exchange information electronically.

Boca Research, Inc. understands and has reacted to the Year 2000 challenge as a serious business issue. Under the direction of Senior Management, and with review by the Board of Directors, Boca Research, Inc. has made it a priority to assess the impact that the Year 2000 will have on our current and future systems. In so doing we have taken the steps necessary to move into the next Century without any disruption in our operations.

  • What is the Year 2000 problem?
  • Boca Research, Inc. Year 2000 Readiness Program

What is the Year 2000 problem?

The Year 2000 (Y2K) problem stems from a simple programming convention that has created a worldwide dilemma affecting computer systems, hardware, mainframes, real time clocks, software applications and embedded systems (chips). Six-digit date fields (MMDDYY) were universally used in programming computers, software applications, and hardware chips. This six-digit field, allowing only two digits for the year, is the basis for date-related calculations in most computer systems/programs today. The problem posed by this two-digit year date is that computers are unable to distinguish between the Year 2000 and the Year 1900. In fact, most computer systems will read the 00 as being 1900, or some date other than the Year 2000. Compounding this problem is that the Year 2000 is also a leap year (1900 was not), which, if not treated correctly, will result in numerous arithmetic and date related errors.

Boca Research, Inc. Year 2000 Readiness Program
September 21, 1999

Boca Research, Inc. recognizes the Year 2000 challenge as a serious business issue. With the leadership of Senior Management and the support of the Board of Directors, Boca Research, Inc. has made it a priority to assess and remediate the impact that the Year 2000 will have on our current and future operations.

A Year 2000 Readiness Team has been established consisting of key management members from all Departments and functions within the Company. This Team is responsible for developing, leading, and executing the actions required to identify and overcome the Year 2000 problem. The Team provides a weekly update to the President/CEO and Executive Team as well as a periodic high level overview to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

We have also retained AnswerThink, a consulting group specializing in Year 2000 issues, to assess the quality, focus and status of our Year 2000 Project and make recommendations when appropriate.

The Boca Research, Inc. Year 2000 Readiness Project has been ongoing for some time. The Project has been structured into phases to provide for a systematic, aggressive, and integrated approach to meeting the challenges presented by the Year 2000. The phases are:

  • Phase I — Awareness
  • Phase II — Inventory
  • Phase III — Assessment
  • Phase IV — Remediation
  • Phase V — Testing/Validation
  • Phase VI — Dissemination/Implementation
  • Phase VII — Contingency Planning

Each phase addresses the Company's products, internal and external operating systems, vendors/service providers, and material customers.

Our products are currently in Phase VI with their Year 2000 compliance status and appropriate remediation (if needed) available on this web-site.

All other areas of our Year 2000 Project are in Phases IV through VII with a target date for full Year 2000 Compliance of November 30, 1999.

The Year 2000 Readiness Project is a priority item on management's agenda, and we are expectant that we will have the ability to continue business, uninterrupted, with our customers and suppliers into and beyond the Year 2000.

Boca Research, Inc. periodically updates this website in order to provide you with the most current Year 2000 information on our products as well as our Corporate Year 2000 efforts. We encourage you to bookmark this site and to check back often.

Legal Notice

THE CONTENT OR INTENT OF THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT EXTEND OR MODIFY THE PERIOD, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY WARRANTY GIVEN WITH THE PRODUCT AT THE TIME OF ITS ORIGINAL PURCHASE. THIS STATEMENT ALSO EXTENDS TO ANY THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE BUNDLED WITH THE PRODUCT. THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

Please be aware that Boca Research, Inc. does not make any representation or warranty regarding Year 2000 compliance status of third-party products, nor has Boca Research, Inc. audited or approved any Year 2000 Statements or Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures made by third parties.

THIS WEB SITE IS A "YEAR 2000 READINESS DISCLOSURE STATEMENT" OF BOCA RESEARCH, INC. AND ITS WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY BOCA GLOBAL, INC. ("THE COMPANY") AND THE PRIMARY VEHICLE FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY'S YEAR 2000 READINESS.

*Statements made to you in the course of this document are subject to the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act (see Pub. L. No. 105-271, 112 Stat. 2386 (1998)). In the case of a dispute, this Act may reduce your legal rights regarding the use of any such statements, unless otherwise specified by your contract or tariff.

All information herein is subject to change at any time and without notice.

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