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COTS

(software)
commercial off-the-shelf. See commercial software.

COTS

(Commercial Off-The-Shelf) Ready-made merchandise that is available for sale. The term may be applied to any hardware or packaged software that is readily available to the general public. See MOTS, NOTS and commodity product.
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For systems that depend on COTS products, the evaluation and selection of appropriate products is essential to the success of the entire system.
In recognition of the steep cost of software development and maintenance, COTS is being mandated across many government and business programs, so the buy-or-build decision may not be an option.
COTS testing is focused on operational assessments, followed by formal initial operational test and evaluation once operationally ready.
to develop a comprehensive and standardized solution for COTS obsolescence management; and
The BCS3 development team changed the hardware from a 942-pound Unix[R]-based system into a 6-pound COTS laptop that uses a standard Microsoft Windows[R] operating system.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding expected deliveries under new contracts, the estimated number and dollar amounts of follow on orders for each of the new development orders and the Company continuing to provide COTS solutions for the U.
We would like to congratulate Rocketplane Kistler on its selection by NASA for the COTS program," said Mr.
The Company believes that there are other markets to be served by Apex in parallel with its support to the COTS winners.
Thales is able to guarantee that an innovative technology investment vital to their business but not in a 'core' functional area goes on to become a best-in-class COTS product, guaranteeing ongoing development and support in line with Thales's often extended program requirements.
Many leading NSPs are actively promoting COTS technology, and they like the idea of having a common industry-standard computing platform to run increasingly software-intensive networks.
COTS is a bold new NASA initiative designed to stimulate the commercial delivery of cargo and crew transportation to the International Space Station.
Those are the findings from a new study, "The Military Communications & COTS Report 2006', published by industry research company visiongain.