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Capable of being connected peripherally to a computer without modification. Used of hardware.
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designating computers or peripherals that are compatible with another vendor's models and could replace them.
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As an employee, your retirement savings vehicle will be "plug-compatible" with whichever employer you happen to be working for.
Lumens, designed for a direct connection to 0-10 V dimming drivers, and plug-compatible with all standard industrial sensor interfaces.
Think back to when IBM essentially crushed Apple with the IBM PC and then engineers like Rod Canion designed the plug-compatible Compaq computer.
This option is a new type of open-source-based email server that provides a plug-compatible alternative to Exchange but has a very different approach to storing data.
As a market, ethanol is constricted in its growth because it is only "plug-compatible" with 10 percent of the install base.
It is plug-compatible with the Granville-Phillips Mini-Convectron module, and both 9-pin D-sub and 15-pin high-density D-sub connectors are provided.
Entrant companies that focus on one piece of a product system rarely succeed in commercializing radically new technologies in not-yet-good-enough circumstances because breakthrough technologies are rarely plug-compatible with existing systems of use.
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.
It is hard to say for sure, but there are somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 customers using IBM or plug-compatible mainframes of all makes and models in the world today.
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.