swap out


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swap out

[′swäp ‚au̇t]
(computer science)
The action of an operating system on a process wherein it blocks the process and writes the contents of its memory onto a disk in order to make available more memory for other current processes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Traditional chassis-based solutions can be cumbersome and complex, and often require costly hardware upgrades or swap outs to support just one 4K signal.
It features a quick-mount smart dock and field-replaceable front panel screen, permitting easy swap outs for use on different vehicles.