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| Bank of China Develops Card to Resolve Y2K Problem
March 15, 1999 (BEIJING) -- The People's Bank of China (PBOC) Huizhou
Branch and the Xiaocheng Industrial Co. said they have developed a card
that offers a solution to the Y2K problem.
|The card resets a computer's real time clock (RTC) to the correct date
The PASS2000 card designed to remove the so-called millennium bug may
turn out to be a convenient remedy.
According to an official with the Conformance Test Center for Chinese
Information Test Center, Chinese Information Technology Standards, the
card can help computers progress to the year 2000 with valid date and
recognize leap years.
A user may simply plug the PASS2000 card in the industry standard architecture
(ISA) expansion slots, without worrying about losses caused by the bug.
The Chinese bank sector plans to spend RMB5 billion (US$602 million)
to fix the Y2K problem, a bank official said.
(Xinhua News Agency)
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