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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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The AltoWeb Application Platform offers enterprises a proven, centralized architecture to build, test, deploy, and manage J2EE applications and Web services.
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Action Engine is a registered trademark, and Action Engine Mobile Application Platform and Action Info are trademarks of Action Engine Corporation.
Their participation will further enable well integrated solutions with the Microsoft application platform in the area of email and document security.
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BroadSoft, with 6 of the top 10 global service providers as customers, offers an IMS-compliant VoIP application platform that can scale to meet the needs of regional VoIP service providers as well as the leading worldwide carriers.
InTechnology, based in Harrogate, United Kingdom, acted as the system integrator for Evoxus' deployment of the BroadWorks VoIP application platform.

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