proprietary standards


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proprietary standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are controlled by one company. When a proprietary standard such as Windows is widely used, it becomes a "de facto" standard even though it is not governed by a standards organization. Contrast with open standards. See closed system.
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In the case of cross-database searching and deep linking, protocol harmonization is still a pipe dream, usually delivering proprietary standards, watered-down versions of Z39.
Until recently, proprietary standards among multiple industry players generated a technological Tower of Babel.
The tongue and groove fit tolerances are NOFMA proprietary standards and must be measured with a NOFMA flooring gauge.
It sends and receives documents such as invoices, purchase orders and payments, using any of the existing popular XML standards, as well as dealing with partners' proprietary standards.
Automotive specs, for example, can cite ASTM, ISO, or SAE test methods or each automaker's own proprietary standards.
Unfortunately today, the new magnetic tape cartridge backup and archiving storage systems are characterized by the technically different proprietary standards of each system's manufacturer.
Suppliers warn against competing proprietary standards
While trying to create a de facto standard out of IM, it inadvertently created a market of competing yet interoperable proprietary standards, while simultaneously managing to make Microsoft seem like an underdog.
Immune Support is scientifically processed using proprietary standards.
This lack of MTC standardization forces data centers to choose among manufacturers different proprietary standards to achieve the efficient leveraging of data necessary to their enterprises' strategic use of information and competitiveness.