proprietary standards

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proprietary standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are controlled by one company. When a proprietary standard such as Windows is widely used, it becomes a "de facto" standard even though it is not governed by a standards organization. Contrast with open standards. See closed system.
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Two of the three companies with proprietary closed standards have been actively involved in the formation and promotion of DASH.
Joel Van Arsdale, Partner at First Annapolis Consulting, adds, "The transition from closed standards and restricted access to greater Openness is closely linked to a shift towards a more partnership-oriented market approach.
This reflects a huge shift in the industry from proprietary, closed standards to open standards and this will impact the growth of the contact center industry.
Furthermore, regulators are unlikely to let dominant access providers use closed, proprietary standards and interfaces; the European Union has already signaled that broadband providers, which operate, for all intents and purposes, as local monopolies, won't be allowed to use closed standards.
They, therefore, decided to work on open standards rather than the closed standards used by organisations such as the Cable TV companies.
People feared it would squelch the Internet's wonderful diversity and openness and force closed standards and endlessly mediocre products on the world.
Today, content creators and business managers are shackled by solutions that limit the user with proprietary applications and closed standards.