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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.
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.
The Spectrum chip is designed to integrate key support functions such as: Plug and Play compatibility, integrated variable speed joystick, CD-ROM interface capable of supporting three proprietary standards as well as the enhanced IDE specification called ATAPI (AT Attachment Packet Interface), a new high performance Codec interface and support for new telecommunications functionality such as enhanced call monitoring.
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.
Mobil Travel Guide's team of anonymous, expert inspectors evaluates properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, giving consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.
Industry organizations (Visa/MasterCard and FFIEC) are requiring members and partners to adhere to proprietary standards and guidance.
CIOs are rapidly moving away from proprietary standards and frameworks," said Ann Winblad, co-Founding Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and MuleSource board member.
It is now becoming more widely understood that open source software is adopted not only because it is freely available, but because it eliminates all artificial barriers to participation, including proprietary standards and vendor lock-in, while still providing enterprise-quality software.
Informa saw Alfresco as the path to dramatically reducing the cost of ECM and provide a way to avoid being tied into proprietary standards.
GXS makes information exchange simple between business partners globally, regardless of technology standard used, be it Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), XML, RosettaNet or other proprietary standards.