external command


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external command

(1) In DOS and Windows, a command entered on the command line that is executed by a separate utility program that is part of the operating system. See internal command.

(2) A user-developed HyperCard command. See XCMD.
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Supporting the Army's overall battlefield visualization efforts, the Applique Computer Systems provide a seamless flow of battle command information and interoperability with external command and control and sensor systems.
2 -- are LaunchBroker (formerly External Command Interface), EventBroker (formerly External Component Redirector), and the new Advanced File Transfer.
The system supports the Army's overall battlefield visualization efforts and provides a seamless flow of battle command information based on its interoperability with external command and control and sensor systems.
Interoperability with external command and control and sensor systems provides a seamless flow of battle command information.
The program provides centralized, transparent connectivity between external command and control systems and tracking stations on the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).
Finally, integrating other third party products is a snap with Coordinator's external command interface.

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