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Capable of being connected peripherally to a computer without modification. Used of hardware.


designating computers or peripherals that are compatible with another vendor's models and could replace them.
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The replacement LED lamp for the Max-Power LED coupler is also plug-compatible with prior xenon lamp model Lares MX swivel couplers, enabling easy upgrade to the advantages of LED lighting.
Intel Developer Forum, BEIJING, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altera today announced that XtremeData has chosen the high-performance Stratix(R) III FPGA for their XD2000i plug-compatible FPGA co-processor module supporting Intel's front side bus (FSB).
The only part that's really not plug-compatible, if you will, is that the SATA backplane connectors will not accept a SAS drive, but everything else is plug-compatible.
But a plug-compatible wiring harness with a complete set of electrical drawings showing detailed description of everything that is in the kit can eliminate guesswork and be installed in as little as a few days.
Luminex's VirtualBLUE line of parallel channel and ESCON emulators links IBM and plug-compatible mainframes with UNIX and Microsoft systems, resulting in improved operations and economics for large data centers.
Supporting several data interfaces, the system is plug-compatible with existing control systems.
The PC133 HSDRAM products continue the Enhanced Memory Systems tradition of supplying the highest performance plug-compatible memory upgrade products.
Meantime plug-compatible Fujitsu is readying a new generation of storage products to compete against IBM's new Shark storage subsystems for mainframes and Unix servers.
America's largest manufacturer of IBM plug-compatible mainframes: "Whether it is sugar subsidies or 'investments' in high-performance computing, the Clinton program represents the same logic: siphoning dollars from individuals and corporations and allocating them through a process that is terribly inefficient - a process that is responsive not to market requirements, but to bureaucratic empires and political payoffs.
The claims boiled down to plug-compatible, better performance, and lower prices for the BCC drives.
Selling Sun Microsystems Inc's enterprise servers is a nice money spinner for Amdahl Corp, but if Fujitsu Siemens GmbH has anything to do with it, that may change, with the plug-compatible mainframe maker switching to resell the new GP7000F line of Solaris boxes from the Japanese manufacturer.
PostPath has developed the industry's first plug-compatible alternative to Microsoft Exchange.