on-line operation

on-line operation

[′ȯn‚līn ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
Computer operation in which input data are fed into the computer directly from observing instruments or other input equipment, and computer results are obtained during the progress of the event.
(communications)
A method of operation whereby messages are encrypted and simultaneously transmitted from one station to one or more other stations where reciprocal equipment is automatically operated to permit reception and simultaneous decryptment of the message. Also known as on-line cryptographic operation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Direct connection via neck handling air conveyor transportation to the filling unit can be established to achieve full function in-house direct on-line operation with maximum efficiency.
PPG provides Visteon with a full line of coatings for the automotive parts and accessories market such as adhesion promoters, clearcoat and a wide range of colored basecoats, and PPG field service associates ensure successful on-line operation, according to the company.
Gandhi did not want to share information, but El Sotano, a chain of five book shops, offered some modestly encouraging results: they reported that their on-line operation was selling as many books as their smallest store.
The Series offers stand-alone or on-line operation.
The company had a chain of just 40 British betting shops when he took over, but he sold them off and established the company as a pioneering telephone and on-line operation.
The city council has invested pounds 1m in the on-line operation which caters for children in foster and residential care and has its own board of governors and headteacher.
She added that the company had recently invested pounds 17m in its on-line operation to minimise mistakes.
However, it fell almost 15 points in one day after news that Bertelsmann, the German media conglomerate, was taking a 50% share in Barnes & Noble's on-line operation. In the previous 12 months, the price had ranged from a low of $21.06 to a high of $147.
is the capability for continuous, on-line operation. In addition, internal or external standard solutions can furnish quantitation.
Average utilization varies between 75-85% on-line operation. Prior to the development of the solid-state systems, erosion of the refractory wall resulted in increased electrical demand due to a change in coupling between the coil and melt in the lower frequency systems.
Executives note that the on-line operation has been doing well this holiday season in such categories as toys, electronics and home products; and traffic on the site has increased significantly over the last year.
Future plans including the launch of an on-line operation through moodybid.com, which will enable customers to assess previous auction sales, making it easier for them to proxy bid at future auctions, as well as being able to view items of value or special interest.

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