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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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To bring the value of its customer contact software platform to as wide a market as possible, Cisco uses its ecosystem of partners to accelerate the delivery and deployment of its contact center solutions to the market.
The software platforms of today's gaming consoles create a win-win-win outcome not only for the console makers, but for independent software developers and consumers.
As the power behind every kind of digital device, software platforms truly are the invisible engines of the information age.
This is all made possible by the incredible work of software platforms, those invisible engines that power industries as far reaching as PCs, PDAs and video games, mobile phones, digital media and web-based software such as Google and eBay.
NexGen President, Jean-Paul Medina, who has come to Wavecom as part of the acquisition, added, "We are pleased to join the Wavecom team and to work along with them in enhancing the Open AT(R) software platform which is already one of the most complete software platforms for communications solutions.
In particular, 3G handsets and Wi-Fi-connected media players require a feature-rich software platform that efficiently marries multimedia performance with connectivity and security," stated Naser Partovi, CEO of SKY MobileMedia.
Heather Briganti, administrative vice president from M&T Bank's Electronic Banking group, said, "We are very pleased with the capabilities of NCR's Personas 77 and, in particular, NCR's robust software platform.
HipServ(TM) is a comprehensive digital home software platform offering unified and integrated networked home infrastructure and personal digital content management.
Intoto has yet again met this challenge for its OEM customers, further fueling industry growth by delivering a comprehensive UTM software platform that allows OEMs to quickly and cost-effectively drive new appliances to market.
Intoto's iGateway software platform enables OEMs and ODMs to quickly bring integrated security appliances and converged business gateways to market.
The robust set of lending automation and reporting features of the SAIL software platform coupled with its unique ASP design, made our decision to standardize on the solution an easy one," said Denise Austin, executive vice president of Indirect Lending for FLS Services, Inc.
Wind River has a long history of delivering comprehensive device software platforms and tools for Power Architecture processors including run-time software, development tools, and middleware for vertical solutions.

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