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a system in which there is a continual exchange of material, energy, and information with the environment.

open system

a system that interacts with its environment.

open system,

n a characteristic of energy fields that allows constant interchange.
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The Digital Cinema Open System Alliance (DCOSA) is an industry group formed to promote greater interoperability within the digital cinema server market by establishing open interface specifications for core system components.
Open Interface North America, based in Seattle is a pioneer in Bluetooth technology and one of the first associate members of the Bluetooth SIG.
Using Renesas' Bluetooth system-on-chip solutions with the BLUEmagic[R] Bluetooth protocol stack and SOUNDabout Suite, customers can expect shorter development times and faster time to market for Bluetooth audio applications," said Greg Burns, CTO of Open Interface North America.
We are genuinely excited about the enormous global potential in working with an esteemed and established company such as Murata Manufacturing Corporation," says Akemi Sagawa, President of Open Interface North America.
Learn how Open Interface technology enables a single stereo audio source to transmit to two Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones with no reduction in audio quality or increase in latency.
A receiver is suitable if it either already handles a suitable smart card or can be upgraded to handle such a smart card through an open interface (Common Interface).
The demonstration, held in the WiMedia TechZone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, utilizes BLUEtusk(TM) software from Open Interface to send UWB signals using Bluetooth protocols.
It streamlines the integration with third party applications by providing an open interface to both real-time and historical data elements of the DOCSIS(R) network that can be easily incorporated into consumer call center applications.
Developed by the OASIS WSDM Technical Committee, the WSDM standard is an open interface to enable management applications to be built using Web services, for distributed resources to be controlled by numerous managers and for heterogeneous resources to be managed across and between enterprises for the first time.
In combination, these features further enable the open interface, decoupled service and decoupled hardware/software models that are driving new growth in the IP communications industry.