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Active Channel

An earlier information delivery system from Microsoft that provided a platform for "pushing" information to users from Internet content providers and internal intranets. Based on the Channel Definition Format (CDF), channel providers stored XML-based CDF files on their Web servers, which contained the URLs to the pages that made up the channel's offerings. When users selected a channel from their desktop, the underlying CDF file is accessed.

The Active Channel was supported starting in IE 4 (Internet Explorer Version 4.0) and dropped in IE 7 due to the popularity of widely used syndication formats such as RSS. See Active Desktop, push technology and RSS.


The Channel Bar
This was the default Active Channel Bar on a Windows 98 desktop. Clicking an item launched the browser so the user could subscribe. The Channel Guide let you browse through the offerings from third parties available via Microsoft's website.
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It is mentioned that the meeting of the three presidencies confirmed yesterday the support of the government in its measures to protect sovereignty and strengthen its defense capabilities and take all measures through all active channels and all international and regional organizations, which would deter aggressors and defend Iraq and its security and sovereignty./ End
The show on Discovery Network created history by garnering the highest slot viewership (on active channels) with 3.69 million impressions, according to Discovery Channel.
The active channels are creeks that local folk call Maeyagas, Takwi, Madalumdum and Oliva.
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"As Muslims, we should think of opening up active channels of communication with members of other religions to discuss issues affecting us all and come up with lasting solutions," Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, said in his keynote speech at the International Muslim Communities Congress (IMMC).
The satellite has tens of active channels - transponders.
Understanding device usage, media consumption and active channels where your customer segment engages will help you ensure a consistent and authentic strategy.
Still, lower cost involves tradeoffs: The 2404-UI samples simultaneously at 100 S/s/ch and has 250-V ch-to-ch isolation while the 2408 has an aggregate 1,000 S/s rate that reduces with the number of active channels and is not isolated.
Eventually, when they [customers] are more [used] to it, we can definitely introduce more active channels, and near-field communication (NFC) services [are] in the pipeline," he said.
Today's crucial patent will improve the fluid flow and energy transport through active channels of both the anode and cathode fuel cell stack bipolar plates, stated GEI Global CEO, Dr.
PCTEL's multi-technology Blind Scan enhances the efficiency of network testing operations through full-band search and automatic detection of active channels. This allows field engineers to skip the time-consuming process of manually acquiring an accurate channel list and get straight to testing.