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alpha testing

The testing of a product with commercial potential by those knowledgeable about the product and closely associated with its design, but who are not part of the R&D staff of the developer.
In the alpha testing phase of product development, bugs, errors and glitches that might cause software or hardware “crashes” are identified and corrected; under alpha testing, the product is put through all its anticipated applications, and field product experts are brought in to provide a real-world dimension to the development process.
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For players who participated in alpha testing, they are not granted automatic access to the Beta.
Once alpha testing is successful, the development team will release a public beta test becoming the "lite" version as a free download and eventually be sold for $1.
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, released information on successful Alpha testing of its IFS Aurora graphical user interface (GUI), designed to bring the usability of enterprise software like enterprise resources planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) to the next level, emulating the look, feel and simplicity of consumer applications.
Customers involved in the alpha testing indicated that IFS Aurora will deliver enhanced usability, moving IFS Applications closer to the intuitive design of applications found on the web.
The Web site is undergoing alpha testing and will launch in 2008.
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Alpha testing of the products is in process and Beta testing is expected to begin within the next few weeks.
Two selected Ember customers are involved in alpha testing the EM250, with another dozen customers to begin beta testing in December.
The Company has completed in-house, alpha testing and begun beta testing.
Data obtained from public records of the Noranda Mining Camp in Quebec was utilized during the development and Alpha testing of GeoSleuth(TM), the software tool in the first phase of the program.
H Power has completed deliveries of the first generation systems for alpha testing under a previously announced agreement between H Power, Mitsui &Co.