The PMIS Image Processing Software program is designed to run under different versions of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system with Intel® processors. PMIS retrieves time information from the operating system, and manipulates the time values in the following ways;
The Year 2000 problem is a result of how dates have been manipulated and stored by computer hardware and software for the last forty years. Because computer memory and storage systems were extremely expensive in the early days of computing, hardware and software designers frequently represented the year with a two-digit field (i.e., '85' for '1985'). This two-digit convention was already popular in the English language before computers were invented, and applying it in computer designs made more efficient use of valuable system resources.
Unfortunately, without modification, the two-digit date format cannot unambiguously process dates in two different centuries. Until recently, most computer hardware and software would automatically assign all two-digit dates into the twentieth century (i.e., year 'xx' = '19xx'). So, if left unmodified, the clocks on older computer systems may interpret the year '00' to be '1900.' Fortunately, modifications have been designed into most recent PC BIOS and operating systems to correct this error.
Year 2000 compliance of Microsoft Windows on Intel based machines is well documented. For more information visit the Microsoft web site.