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activate

[′ak·tə‚vāt]
(electricity)
To make a cell or battery operative by addition of a liquid.
(electronics)
To treat the filament, cathode, or target of a vacuum tube to increase electron emission.
(engineering)
To set up conditions so that the object will function as designed or required.
(nucleonics)
To induce radioactivity through bombardment by neutrons or by other types of radiation.
(ordnance)
To bring into existence by official order a unit, post, camp, station, base, or shore activity which has previously been constituted and designated by name or number, or both, so that it can be organized to function in its assigned capacity.
To prepare for active service a naval ship or craft which has been in an inactive or reserve status.
(physics)
To start activity or motion in a device or material.

activate

(1) See trigger.

(2) To interact with an activation server at the time copy-protected software is installed. The install program generates a code that is sent to the activation server, which responds with an authorization code that allows the software to operate. Without the authorization code, the software generally times out.
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The Authority has been addressing, from time to time, consumer issues, which have come to its notice through consumer complaints, relating to activation of value added service through different modes, without the explicit consent of the consumer," it said in a release.
ActiveSync mobile device activations in October 2011 to 26 percent in December 2011.
Periodically test the staff response by performing monitoring system activation and missing resident drills.
The two significant piracy issues our customers face are direct piracy attacks that bypass their software license enforcement systems and license overuse caused by spoofing weak device activation approaches," said Joe Noonan, CEO and president of V.
The new service involves end user contact, call center support and interaction; activation management; system integration with hardware and wireless connection vendors; messaging and notification to all parties; as well as sophisticated tracking and record-keeping process management.
By automating the handset activation process, subscribers are able to pay for their phone, and immediately activate it to start using carrier services," said Mikael Berner, CEO of BeVocal.
The Company believes that this new technology could result in reduced subscriber acquisition costs going forward and a significant reduction in the time required to move a property through the due diligence and backlog phase to final customer activation.
This performance reflects changes the Company has made to its distribution and activation strategies.
Florida Digital Network, a full-service telecommunications company, has expanded its use of intelligent service activation solutions from 3Com Corporation's (Nasdaq:COMS) Carrier Networks Business to include the rapid and accurate provisioning of digital subscriber lines (DSL) services, the companies announced today.
GERS @ctivate greatly improves customer service by significantly reducing the wait time associated with the purchase and activation of new wireless, wireline, and cable service.
By eliminating its dedicated phone/fax lines, USCI expects to significantly reduce the costs formerly associated with the activation of wireless products and other company services.
to provide the processing and activations for cellular telephones sold in Metrocall company-owned retail stores.

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