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turn-key

(jargon, application)
A term which describes a complete system (hardware and software) which can be used for a specific application without requiring further programming or software installation. The user can just "turn the key" (switch it on) and use it.

Compare end-to-end solution.
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turnkey system

A complete system of hardware and software delivered to the customer ready-to-run. In other words, just "turn the key" and go.


A Turnkey Video System
Varto Technologies combines the acclaimed Video Toaster (VT Series) system with a specialized keyboard, PC and Windows to offer a completely integrated video production and editing system (see Video Toaster). (Image courtesy of Varto Technologies, www.vartotechnologies.com)
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With three offices -- one in Manhattan, one on Long Island and one in Westchester County -- Grassi & Co., provides turnkey business solutions focused on the bottom line and growth of their clients.