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Two documents took on their final form and started the series of votes leading to adoption as official OMG specifications: High Performance Enablers standardizes four categories of backwards-compatible modifications to the CORBA(R) IIOP(R) protocol that streamline processing of data for network invocations, reducing overhead to an absolute minimum.
Cypress's migration to backwards-compatible lead-free packaging using nickel-palladium-gold frame technology enables customers to efficiently transition to lead-free platforms without compromising performance, quality, or delivery," said Bob Blazer, vice president of assembly and test operations at Cypress.
The LTO Ultrium 3 autoloader from Certance is backwards-compatible with LTO Ultrium 1 and LTO Ultrium 2 media, providing the quality and cost benefits of an open-format technology as part of a regulatory-compliance strategy for today's large and enterprise businesses.
Our approach with Identified Internet Mail has been to work to ensure it is backwards-compatible with and preserves the positive aspects of today's email infrastructure including the privacy of users and the ability for a user to send email to any other user.
Generation 3 drives offer backwards-compatible read-and- write capability with the Ultrium format generation 2 cartridges and backward read capabilities with generation 1 cartridges helping to preserve user investments and ease integration of the LTO generation 3 technology.
In addition, an internal mapping layer maintains a set of backwards-compatible APIs to previous versions of ZTP.
Generation 3 drives offer backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with the Ultrium format generation 2 cartridges and backward read capabilities with generation 1 cartridges, helping to simplify implementation and protect user investments.
Generation 3 drives offer backwards-compatible read- and-write capability with the Ultrium format Generation 2 cartridges and backward read capabilities with Generation 1 cartridges helping to preserve user investments and ease integration of the LTO Generation 3 technology.