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closed sys·tem

a system in which there is no exchange of material, energy, or information with the environment.

closed system

a system that does not interact with its environment.
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Liess says that engine controllers probably will remain with proprietary standards for some time since supply is controlled by a handful of companies all of which have developed "good standards and reliable software.
Currently LTO offers a possible path away from the continuation of proprietary standards into the foreseable future.
And Tesco chief executive Terry Leahy warned against the creation of competing proprietary standards, saying: "What we need are common, open standards and democratic networks.
Unfortunately, today the new magnetic tape cartridge backup and archiving storage systems are characterized by the technically different proprietary standards of each system's manufacturer.
But each of these industries established systems using its own proprietary standards, and confusion became rife.
Compiled by the Marquis Who's Who editors using proprietary standards developed over 110 years ago and refined annually, this trusted book is the ultimate biographical reference tool for networking, prospecting, fact-checking, and numerous other research purposes.
Open standards, including OpenStack, play an increasingly important role in ensuring these types of organizations can make the transition with greater flexibility when compared to proprietary standards.
In addition to proprietary standards, other consortia are building industry standards on 802.
Unfortunately, one of the most popular consumer video calling services, Microsoft's Skype, relies on proprietary standards, which hinders Skype's more than 600 million users from calling non-Skype users, and prevents businesses from reaching them via systems that offer services such as health care and job training by remote video.
Compiled by the Marquis Who's Who editors using proprietary standards developed 110 years ago and refined annually, this trusted book is the ultimate biographical reference tool for networking, prospecting, fact-checking, and numerous other research purposes.
SARFT had begun issuing permits based on the DAB standard back in 2004, but individual operators subsequently introduced their own proprietary standards.
IIT's core products include Insurance Data Exchange Services (IDX), the largest, centralized independent insurance data hub that allows all parties, including agents, brokers, carriers and service providers, involved in processing new life insurance, annuity, health and variable business to electronically collaborate and exchange data via industry and proprietary standards.