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legacy

[leg′əsē]
Etymology: L, legatum, bequest
something that is handed down from the past or intended to be bestowed on future generations.

legacy

Informatics
Referring to a computer system with an expired tenure which left behind a “legacy”—usually negative.
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It is designed to support data, services, and applications with extreme flexibility and is expected to replace all legacy protocols such as MAP, LDAP, Radius, and others.
SIP offers several advantages over legacy protocols as it assists equipment vendors and service providers in creating innovative solutions for next-generation networks.
Zhone's GigaMux CWDM allows Yipes to extend many traffic types because it provides the company with a low cost and fast deployment of services that can migrate from legacy protocols to converged service protocols running over Gigabit Ethernet, said the Yipes CTO.
They do not want to be burdened with complicated operating systems, inefficient sup port of legacy protocols, frequent hardware upgrades, and the increased operational expenses these things entail," said Alan Rice, vice president of marketing for Quick Eagle Networks.
It should direct communication sessions with any business process residing on your intranet or the Internet, as well as control communications with processes that have legacy protocols.
NodeX1[TM] is compliant with legacy protocols and can be easily configured on subnets with multiple protocols.
They do not want to be burdened with complicated operating systems, inefficient support of legacy protocols, frequent hardware upgrades, a nd the increased operational expenses these things entail," said Alan Rice, vice president of marketing for Quick Eagle Networks.