My understanding from the development team is there are different components on the motherboard. As far as operating systems, think of it as Mac and Windows. The furnace is a PC that runs a PC OS (and they are very familiar OS's). It then runs a program that is the interface to the furnace, that is what you see on the screen, not the actual OS.@Patrick Coon can you tell me what is significantly different about the 3000 vs 3010 and 5000 vs 5010 as far as the operating system? MP3 player is great and all but that doesnt count for much and it was my understanding that just the display was different....the boards were the same.
These are licensed for each generation of furnace. So when we move to a new generation the OS is updated to a more current version (think Win2k, Win 7, Win 8 , etc). These may not be compatible with the processor in an older generation furnace (just as not all Android or IOS versions are compatible with older processors in phones and tablets) or the licensing will not allow for upgrades of the OS.
I hope this helps. I am sorry I took it more personnaly yesterday than was meant. I know the company, and the strides we go through to do the most we can for our customers (both lab and clinical). When people hop on the bash IV bandwagon, it is hard to seperate from it sometimes (especially when I believe in it as I do).
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