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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 Palm Computing platform is quickly becoming popular in the Japanese handheld computing market.
BeInSync's synchronization and remote access technology gives the consumer simple and secure access to their most up-to-date data and is a perfect complement to the U3 smart drive computing platform.
The U3 smart drive computing platform is designed to leave no trace of the user's data on the host computer when the U3 powered USB smart drive is removed, and to give the user full confidence that no personal information has been left behind.
The U3 smart drive computing platform is designed to leave the host computer unaltered when the U3 powered USB smart drive is removed, and the user has full confidence that no personal information has been left behind.
The U3 smart drive computing platform is designed to leave the host computer unaltered when the U3 powered USB smart drive is removed, and to give the user full confidence that no personal information has been left behind.
The U3 smart drive computing platform is designed to leave the host computer unaltered when the U3-powered smart drive is removed, and the user has full confidence that no personal information has been left behind.
Lastly, ONFI will define a Flash module, including a tailored module connector which will enable an industry standard, pluggable NAND module similar to a DRAM module used in computing platforms today.
Transitive's technology is highly compatible and synergistic with the ISA's overall mission of transitioning the world of proprietary computing platforms to open, industry-standard solutions based on the Itanium architecture," said Robin Drummond, president of the Itanium Solutions Alliance.
Files encrypted with SecureZIP and SecureLink are compatible across all major enterprise computing platforms including Windows, UNIX, Linux, and IBM iSeries midrange and zSeries mainframe systems.

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