automation


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automation

[ô′təmā′shən]
use of a machine designed to follow a predetermined sequence of individual operations repeatedly and automatically.

automation

(ot″ŏ-mā′shŏn)
An automatically controlled operation of an apparatus or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human elements of observation, effort, and decision making.

laboratory automation

The use of clinical laboratory instruments that assay large numbers of samples with minimal human intervention.
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Exabyte now offers cost-effective, scalable tape automation solutions for customers that may only have budget for a single tape drive.
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Forms automation products typically are designed to be used on desktop laser printers.
From the collected statistical and inventory information about the data, a storage management automation solution can recommend data location and optimize a company's storage utilization.
There have been multiple technologies and products targeted at this need, but most were unable to meet the affordable tape automation requirement until now.

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