Span 2000 claims its new software offers a single diskette that scans all PC hardware and applications for Year 2000 compliancy and corrects the clock permanently.
The product, also called Span 2000, detects whether a system is non-compliant. It then, on command, installs itself and sits as a device driver rather than a TSR (terminate and stay resident) using less than 256bytes of memory. Finally, it scans the system and locates any other non-compliant data.
Span can be distributed across networks.
The product was developed by a group of engineers in the UK. It was used by Bridon, the world's second largest producer of wire and rope, to ensure its PCs do not fall over after New Year's Eve 1999. The product impressed Bridon chief executive, Ron Petersen, so much that he set up a consortium to buy the group. The product is now marketed directly by the consortium. A single site licence costs #195, while a corporate licence is priced at #995.
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