IBM-compatible PC


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IBM-compatible PC

A PC that is compatible with the IBM PC and PS/2 standards; essentially, every Windows PC on the market. This term is rarely heard anymore, but it was widely used in the early days when PC vendors were trying to copy the IBM PC, and many PCs were not compatible. Today's PCs conform to standards set by Intel, Microsoft and the PC industry at large. See IBM PC and PC.
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The software runs on IBM-compatible PCs and is designed to acquire data from compression and tensile testing machinery such as Instron's model 4210, which was introduced late last year.
It is available as software only, which runs on any IBM-compatible PC outfitted with a Hunkar-Net card and serial port (a touchscreen is not required).
A new operator interface from Husky Injection Molding Systems also has multi-window capability and is also based on a factory-hardened IBM-compatible PC with high-resolution color monitor and soft-touch keypad.