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binary format

(1) Numbers stored in pure binary form in contrast with BCD form. See binary numbers.

(2) Information stored in a binary coded form, such as data, text, images, voice and video. See binary file, binary field and LOB.

(3) A file transfer mode that transmits any type of file without loss of data.
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The Slim Binary format allows for the compression of recurrences of similar patterns, by adding additional entries to the SDE during the encoding process that express patterns of nodes that have already been seen.
In contrast to some databases that store data as XML, eXtremeDB XML supports the W3C XML specification but stores its contents in the eXtremeDB binary format, applying eXtremeDB's efficient in-memory storage methodology to the imported data.
The X3D Binary Format working group is chartered to develop both an encoding of X3D to enable advanced compression of 3D data to shorten the transmission time of models and scenes across a network and a data encryption scheme to protect sensitive model information.
XML replaces a proprietary binary format as StarOffice software's file format and becomes the suite's new native file format.
Fluid3D utilizes Virtue's VCompress binary format to transmit the geometric components needed to render 3D objects on a PC.
A second working draft of the CDF specification will be available this summer as part of Amendment 1 (AMD-1) to X3D -- which will enable CDF with high-fidelity, hardware-accelerated programmable shaders and a compressed binary format to support rapid delivery and content protection.
Fluid3D also utilizes a highly compressed binary format for storing the geometry and textures needed to render 3D in real-time on a PC.
For traditional sensors not equipped with the EEPROM, engineers can use the Virtual TEDS library, a collection of downloadable files that store data sheet information in TEDS electronic binary format rather than on an embedded chip.
Because this file is written in binary format, it performs better in the system than the interpreted ASCII Jam implementation.
For the application were chosen all the different types of GIS files: both raster and vector type and ASCII and binary formats.
XML pioneer Tim Brey said, "I think it's terribly, terribly wrong that the world's documents should be locked up in proprietary binary formats.