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plug & play

Vox populi Referring to any device that interfaces with other devices in a system and simply needs to be plugged into an electric outlet and connected to the other units in the system to be fully operational
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Ushering the vending industry into the digital age, Gimme's plug-and-play solution gives vending machine owners the ability to track cash, inventory, machine state and speed service calls, thanks to a pocket-sized device that transmits information instantly to handheld devices/mobile phones.
Now, Sprint offers both federal and commercial fleet operators access to plug-and-play solutions from Geotab, a provider of technology and software designed to increase fleet productivity, cost effectiveness and safety.
The IPWireless 3.4 GHz platform includes easy-to-deploy high capacity base stations and other network infrastructure, as well as an affordable, plug-and-play, pocket-sized wireless desktop modem.
For both technical and non-technical reasons, most successful plug-and-play component systems use the "middle layer" approach.
"Cyber-Cell II incorporates the accuracy and speed of linear motor technology into a plug-and-play lean manufacturing system," says Mr Koontz.
* WHILE SOME COMPUTER makers are claiming their machines are plug-and-play, in reality there's still a gap between advertised claims and experience.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-April 22, 2013-Sprint offers Geotab plug-and-play solutions to Federal agencies(C)1994-2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Plug-and-play outside plant (OSP) system components include a distribution trunk cable, tether attachment points (TAPs), tether assemblies and harness assemblies.
"They'll need to get to a place where plug-and-play works just as seamlessly and flawlessly as TV."
Sullivan has developed a way to reduce costs and maybe even save lives by developing a "plug-and-play dash," which can be inserted into an underground vehicle's dashboard.
Whether you're looking for more storage capacity, speed or plug-and-play module options, one of Handspring's new products may be what you need to do your job better.