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(technology), the ability of an item to maintain its working capacity for a certain time or until the completion of a specified amount of work under given service conditions without forced interruptions. For items that are irreparable or replaceable after the first failure, as well as products for which such failures are intolerable because of safety conditions, the dependability indexes utilized may be, for example, the probability of dependable operation and the failure rate. For reparable products the dependability indexes may be the mean-cycles-between-failures time and the probability of dependable operation.

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Only an open and dependable system has the potential to broaden the acceptance of VoIP.
Goodrich's Fuel & Utility Systems division produces several product lines, which rely on high integrity software to provide dependable systems such as its Fuel Management Systems, which control the critical center of gravity of an aircraft.
Fitch believes that HLS will remain a reliable servicer with dependable systems and effective loan administration and default management processes.
It demonstrates Ingram Micro's commitment to providing resellers with high-quality, accurate and dependable systems that meet Compaq's exacting standards.
The Amiad pledge to the filtration industry is to continue providing innovative and dependable systems, quality service and reliable customer support.
The Navy Metalworking Center applies cost-effective, state-of-the-art technology to improve performance, address Navy manufacturing issues, enhance naval and DoD readiness, reduce acquisition and life-cycle costs and ensure the availability of dependable systems, capable of withstanding wartime demands.
The Stanford Computer Security Certificate program will teach participants important techniques for building robust and dependable systems," says Hector Garcia-Molina, Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford.
The Department of Homeland Security has been aggressively pursuing legislation, and spending has rapidly increased for finding dependable systems to protect borders and citizens.
With over 400 employees throughout the United States, Cascade's IT department consists of just two full-time employees, thus resulting in the need for extremely efficient and dependable systems that require minimal administrative resources.
They write primarily for practitioners and researchers already working in SoC, but also for graduate and undergraduate students with a basic understanding of electronics and computer engineering who can get comfortable designing dependable system from not-so reliable base components.

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