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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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The satellite has tens of active channels - transponders.
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.
The three main challenges for a successful integration of InGaAs-based MOSFETs in future VLSI technology are clearly identified: (i) fabrication of nanoscale InGaAs patches , the active channels, on silicon (ii) high capacitance, low interface state density gate dielectric and (iii) low contact and access resistance in the source/drain regions.
PCTEL's multi-technology Blind Scan enhances the efficiency of network testing operations through full-band search and automatic detection of active channels.
The meeting discussed cooperation mechanisms between the UAE and WFP based on the former's vital role in facing famine around the world, and its active channels of cooperation between different international humanitarian organisations and associations, the ministry said in a statement.
Increasing the number of active channels by optimising a satellite payload's use of the electrical power generated by its solar panels;
Indonesia just won't confirm for us whether (the Taiwanese crew) are dead or alive'' despite ''clear and active channels of communication'' between Taipei and Jakarta, she said.
The Marco SL PC card has two active channels and is capable of speeds of up to 128 Kb/sec without the need for an external adapter.
This variable mode adds flexibility to the process because it increases the number of active channels.
An Intelligent Multi-Channel Pricing solution that helps identify the most efficient price point across active channels, as well as suggestions for the right promotions at each stage of the product lifecycle; and
Data have been acquired into a recording spread of more than 11 000 active channels with real-time data transmission from a live patch of 6400 channels.
The meeting discussed cooperation mechanisms between the UAE and WFP based on the former's vital role in facing famine around the world, and the its active channels of cooperation between different concerned International Humanitarian organizations and associations, the ministry said in a statement.