forward compatible

forward compatible

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forward compatible

Hardware or software that is compatible with subsequent versions of the product. Also called "upward compatible." When a product or interface is said to be forward compatible, it is really a statement of intent that future versions of the product will be designed to be backward compatible with this one. See backward compatible.
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Microsoft's products will also support additional Indian languages as and when their IDNs and email addresses become available in the future, making this feature forward compatible.
To meet the challenge of increasing data rates, Impulse orthogonal direct backplane connectors are forward compatible to meet future data rate requirements without the need to replace infrastructure.
The system being deployed is forward compatible with SES-17, SES' powerful Ka-band HTS satellite optimized for aviation connectivity and expected to launch in 2020, thus ensuring Thales' airline clients have a clear and effective path for accommodating the ever-growing traffic demands of their passengers.
If the CAM data are not backwards compatible with an older drill or forward compatible with a new machine, then an opportunity is lost to truly improve the entire process by best harnessing new technology.
Backward and forward compatible to meet future data rates without replacing infrastructure.
All the upcoming games will run on both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro, and all games will be forward compatible is what Sony has said.
"We'll see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation and allow the same games to run backwards and forward compatible because we have UWAs [universal Windows applications] running on top of UWP [the universal Windows platform]."
It is also backward compatible with earlier Rovers and forward compatible with newer devices through software uploads.
The Gold Mount provides an interchangeable battery system using a forward compatible approach originally developed by Anton/Bauer.
The current study was undertaken to characterize the influence of alloy type and reflow parameters on low-Ag SAC spheres assembled with backward and forward compatible pastes and reflow profiles.
He was also awarded the Joint Achievement Medal for outstanding achievement for his work as a System Acceptance Tester for the Forward Compatible Payroll System.