beta test


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial.

beta test

[′bād·ə ‚test]
(computer science)
The first test of a computer system outside the laboratory, in its actual working environment.

beta test

A test of new or revised hardware or software that is performed by users at their facilities under normal operating conditions. Beta testing follows alpha testing. Vendors of packaged software often offer their customers the opportunity of beta testing new releases, and the beta testing of intricate products such as operating systems can take months. See beta version, beta culture, alpha test and testing types.
References in periodicals archive ?
If an application is accepted, the acceptance and a no-action letter will permit a "Beta Test" of the innovation within one year and will describe how the Beta Test will be evaluated.
Story mode consists of 60 different stages, and other action-packed gameplay modes such as time attack, wave defense and real-time PvP and co-op modes are available for this closed beta test.
Parties interested in taking part in the Form 399 beta test should note the following:
The beta test is open to all Fozzy customers in the U.S.
The closed beta test launch is meant to test the stability and functionality of the game before the official release, which also includes a list of exciting updates from the latest expansion -- War of Tyrants that is not available yet in any other regional services.
Prior to the program being pushed out to shore commands in August, another beta test is in the works starting May 7.
BrightPhase Energy Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar energy tri-generation products designed specifically for large buildings, has signed a letter of intent with Appalachian Energy for a beta test installation of the company's patent-pending and proprietary Photensity product.
The beta test supports the Graffiti Task Force's goal of drastically reducing graffiti in Denver in the next three years through prevention, abatement and enforcement.
The RE/MAX Neighborhood Valuation tools are expected to be out of beta test early next year.
Leavitt warned that participating in a beta test isn't for everyone.
The authors describe a product they dub Syndromic Reporting Information System (SYRIS) as a "beta test" product that has been deployed on a limited, regional basis and promises to provide a near instantaneous map of syndromic reports and to comply with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements for electronic reporting systems.