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upgradable

Capable of being revised with the expectation that additional features or capabilities will be included. Most software is upgradable. If available, a new version can be successfully installed over an older version, as long as no conflicts with other applications are introduced. Software stored in a flash memory firmware chip may also be upgradable. See firmware.

Desktops Are Upgradable - Laptops Are Limited
USB and eSATA ports enable all computers to be upgraded with external hardware; however internal devices may or may not be upgradable. For example, many components in most desktop PCs can be replaced, but there is limited upgradability with laptop computers. In a laptop, memory is typically the only internal component that can be easily changed. Storage can be upgraded, but requires some mechanical ability. In addition, unlike a desktop computer, which typically allows a second drive to be added, the laptop's single drive must be replaced entirely, requiring re-installation or copying of the software. See update, USB and eSATA.
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In addition to being fully upgradable through the purchase of Digirad's DualPak(TM) Upgrade Kit, the Cardius-1 system has numerous advantages, such as its light weight and small footprint, which allow it to fit conveniently into a 7'x8' space without the need for room renovations.
Because reliability is critical when designing field upgradable applications, the rollback feature allows the system to return to the previous version of the instruction set, in case of network or power dropout during the upgrade process.
They've chosen the best in FPGAs as a critical part of this strategy and, more critically, they have adopted a field upgradable philosophy as part of their design process.
In the residential access marketplace, successful service providers will need a network technology that is capable of delivering an entire suite of communications services, can be deployed and maintained at minimum cost, and is upgradable to support future digital service demands.