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Dear friends, clients, and users of our software,

It is with heavy hearts that we write to let you know that Bruce Claremont, owner and founder of Migration Specialties, Inc., died on May 6 in an airplane accident together with three of his friends. Bruce leaves his mother and two sisters behind. Our first thoughts are with them in this difficult time.

We’ve had the privilege of working with Bruce for the last 15 years as we developed, sold, and supported the FreeAXP and Avanti emulators. Bruce was a great, utterly reliable person to work with, and we will miss him terribly.

While we are still in the process of working out how to move forward after this terrible event, you may contact Camiel with any questions you may have at

With warm regards,

Camiel Vanderhoeven
Tim Pass
John Manger


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FreeAXP is a free Alpha hardware emulator and Avanti product demonstrator that supports OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX operating systems.

Founded in 1992 by a senior Digital Equipment Corporation employee, Migration Specialties focuses on the preservation and support of OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX software applications. Legacy VAX, Alpha, and Integrity systems support a wide range of important OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX software. Aging hardware puts these systems at risk. Migration Specialties provides solutions to eliminate this risk.

Hardware Virtualization for OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX Systems

Preserve critical applications on legacy VAX and Alpha hardware by virtualizing the hardware.

VAX and Alpha virtualization solutions replace legacy VAX and Alpha hardware without changing any software. The systems are hosted on modern Windows servers. Improved reliability and simplfied maintenance of OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX systems through virtualization.

OpenVMS Application Migration

Move critical applications from legacy VAX and Alpha hardware to the HP Integrity platform.

Retain critical OpenVMS applications by migrating them from legacy VAX and Alpha systems to the current HP OpenVMS Integrity platform. Migration Specialties provides tools and services to port OpenVMS applications to Integrity.

World Wide Services

Migration Specialties services are available globally onsite or remotely on a time and materials or fixed-price basis. We have an extensive set of skills, tools, information, and contacts available. to discuss your requirements.

Legacy Languages: RPG, COBOL, DIBOL, MACRO-32

Legacy application support.

Migration Specialties provides consulting services covering RPG, COBOL, DIBOL, MACRO-32, and other legacy programming languages. We offer products and services addressing legacy application support.

Successful Projects

Past success improves future projects.

Migration Specialties has been delivering high quality products and services since 1992. Our Success! page provides links to white papers covering some of our many successful deliveries.

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