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platform

 [plat´form]
a flat horizontal surface higher than the level of the areas around it.
force platform a small platform that measures variations in downward force between different points on its surface, for assessing stability of stance and posture as a person stands on it. Called also force plate.

platform

a collective term for computer hardware and software components of a particular system.
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Unlike plug-ins, the rich-thin client's Browser Application Platform is significantly smaller, is downloaded at execution time and is cached in the browser.
AltoWeb's application platform provides an open standards approach that enables developers to build and deploy J2EE applications that can tap into legacy data resources, and provides a productive visual environment that reduces many of the time consuming development aspects that can impede deployment.
The AltoWeb Application Platform offers enterprises a proven, centralized architecture to build, test, deploy, and manage J2EE applications and Web services.
Atlas Telecom is using the SIP-based BroadWorks VoIP application platform in tandem with Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) wireless nodes and cordless phones and 802.
Qtopia(R) is unrivaled as the application platform for efficient creation of virtually any type of Linux-based device.
This successful certification, part of Xyratex's 2U Application Platform Program, enables both Xyratex's and FalconStor's channel partners and OEMs to build value-added solutions for their customers.
htm), Action Engine(R) Corporation, the mobile application platform company, delivers a breakthrough in mobile application usability.
The market for consumer electronics where user interfaces play an important role in customer adoption -- such as mobile phones, personal media players and specialized applications -- is seeing explosive growth due to Linux and application platforms like Qtopia which make development of these devices faster and easier.
Our Application Platform design combined with its integrated management framework provides an ideal deployment vehicle for networked and storage-centric applications such as Wasabi's Storage Builder software," said Steve Paulhus, Senior Director of Product Management for the Application Platforms at Xyratex.
In January 2006, Trolltech launched Qtopia Core, the application platform for single-application products built on embedded Linux.
Shattering the mobile usability barrier, Action Engine(R) Corporation, the mobile application platform leader, today announced the company's Signature Solutions of 2006: Mobile Search, Mobile Advertising and Mobile Entertainment.
Shattering the mobile usability barrier, Action Engine(R) Corporation, the mobile application platform leader, today announced that SingTel, Asia's leading telecommunications group, is offering Action Engine's Action Info(TM) mobile applications pack to wireless consumers as a value-added service when they purchase a new mobile device.

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