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Davicom Oldest Unit Contest Winner

By 12 July 2021No Comments

The winning contest entry is from Yoann Des Ponts at Arsenal Media.

His Davicom MiniMAC unit (yes, we called them MACs back then, but that’s another story) was manufactured in November 1998 and is still in operation at CKLD-FM in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada. It is running firmware version 2.42.5 and as of June 30th, it had an age of 22 years and 7 months! Yoann and Arsenal Media will be receiving their prize in a few weeks. It’s one of our newest babies, a 3rd generation Davicom Cortex 320 unit that Yoann will be able to introduce to its Grandpa, the MiniMAC. Just to put things in perspective, Grandpa only had a phone, a fax and a VT-100 terminal. In addition to the phone and FAX, the new kid has InstaModbus, SnapSNMP, TikTok-I/O and is constantly checking the network for Internet access (sound familiar? :-).

THANK YOU!

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who submitted their units and photos for our contest. We received submissions from around the world, which isn’t surprising given the fact that the sun never sets on all Davicom units.

We are proud to see our products still working tirelessly after 19, 20 even up to 22 years. This is a nice exploit in today’s fast paced world of cheap electronics and short product lifecycles. Actually, it isn’t too surprising since each generation of Davicom products is designed and supported to last over 10 years!

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE RUNNERS-UP

2nd
Jason Byers of the CBC
YT, CANADA
1999-03-30, 267 months, 22.3 years

3nd
Larry King of Bell Media BC, CA
BC, CANADA
1999-05-25, 265 months, 22.1 years

4th
UNSWP’s Brian Gullikson
MN, USA
2000-05-12, 253 months, 21.1years

5th
Tim Foulsham from Radica
UK
2001-02-01, 244 months, 20.3 years

6th
Public Safety Agency
NL, CANADA
2002-03-21, 231 months, 19.3 years

7th
Darrin Drouillard of Bell Media
ON, CANADA
2004-10-15, 200 months, 16.7 years

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