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open architecture

Open system architecture Informatics An information system design that uses a network manager–a centralized electronic 'clearinghouse' to retrieve data and send it back to the requester. See Computer, Hospital information system, LAN.
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To drive greater adoption of open architecture solutions the government should consider rewarding corporations that use this approach as a means to increase long term savings.
For an open architecture solution, the ride-through time is longer than for a closed architecture; typically it is several minutes.
It offers an open architecture enabling service providers, terminal providers and platform providers to work together, in order to produce varied multimedia services.
Another costly infrastructure component that is eliminated by an open architecture is message storage.
The Dome E4c supports an open architecture design which allows users to gain access to state-of-the-art graphics standards, such as OpenGL and DirectX, providing the capability of 2-D color imaging, image fusion, high-speed 3-D and volumetric rendering for navigation and visualization functionality.
HSBC has also been able to help clients diversify their portfolios through the use of open architecture investment vehicles, utilizing its proprietary as well as third party expertise.
Nortronics used open architecture in the upgrade, giving the building long-term cost advantages and ease-of-use superiority over single-provider systems.
They have agreed to work together on this field trial because they also recognize that the potential benefits of digital cinema cannot be fully realized without industry-wide standards supporting interoperability and compatibility around the world, as detailed in the Digital Cinema Initiatives Specification that establishes and documents voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.
SmoothWall Limited has announced the availability of the first test version of SmoothWall Express 3, based on the latest Linux 2.6 kernel and features a new open architecture designed to make it easy for software developers to produce their own security components for SmoothWall.
As new applications and services are added to the network, Extreme Networks open architecture will give the school the flexibility to select the solutions that best meet its goals.
Access Enforcer is a Web-based, open architecture solution, with customizable workflow for automated user authorization to multiple systems.
Uncovering all plan expenses and offsetting revenue sharing agreements can be best accomplished through an open architecture 401(k) plan structure, according to Edward Heintzberger, president of The Heintzberger Company, plan administration consultants in Portland, Ore.
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