interoperability


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interoperability

The ability of software and hardware on multiple machines from multiple vendors to communicate.
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interoperability

The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, network adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the IEEE 802.11 standard in order to interoperate with each other.

Although executable applications must always conform to the machine language of the CPU they run in, this is known as "platform compliance" and not interoperability. The term tends to be used mostly with networking equipment. See machine language and 802.11.
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While the removal of competitive barriers is to be lauded, it is imperative to keep in mind that the interoperability debate is not only targeted at incentivising cross-platform competition.
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In addition to the cross-license agreement, reciprocal testing service agreements were signed between Huawei and NSN where both companies offer interoperability testing opportunities for the licensed interfaces under OSSii.
The OSS Interface licencing and interoperability testing will also be offered to third-party OSS vendors.
The Cerner Interoperability Certification Program is designed to create truly integrated platforms that transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals and practices/clinics to achieve their information exchange goals and improved outcomes.
The interoperability is considered as a software property in the software engineering field, with slightly different definitions when used in different applied contexts, for example, IEEE has provided four definitions about interoperability [11].
Software interoperability is the focus of another competition probe by the European Commission.
"I see interoperability as taking first place: it is called a force multiplier.

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