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open architecture

[′ō·pən ′ar·kə‚tek·chər]
(computer science)
A computer architecture whose specifications are made widely available to allow third parties to develop add-on peripherals for it.

open architecture

A system in which the specifications are made public in order to encourage third-party vendors to develop add-on products. Much of Apple's early success was due to the Apple II's open architecture, which is also called an "open system." The PC is the prime example of an open architecture. See open system.
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An added benefit to open architecture is that the plan sponsor can choose investments from various mutual funds and offer plan participants the top performing investments in each asset class.
Critics caution, however, that a certain amount of "hype" surrounding open architecture may drown out concerns about whether the Navy can afford to pay for new combat-system computers, while keeping the Aegis fleet ready for war and meeting its missile-defense commitments.
For the robotics open architecture control group's third meeting--in November 2000, preceding the 2000 Robotics Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.
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At the same time, it is a very open architecture allowing us to deliver enhanced packet telephony via VoIP and VoATM to our customers, and it can be easily augmented with enhanced IP applications servers to deliver new and differentiated services.
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom -- Aonix[R], the provider of the PERC[R] technologies for embedded Java[TM] developers, announced that Lockheed Martin has selected the Aonix PERC Ultra[R] virtual machine (VM) for the Aegis Weapon System Open Architecture Program.
ONE was chosen for delivering the highest level of both functionality and flexibility in regards to integration in an open architecture security environment.
We recognize the importance of an open architecture, flexible core data processing platform that will allow us to customize the system and have that system grow with our needs.
ONE delivers an open architecture environment that adapts each individual application and device into its platform -- promoting collaboration as one unified command and control operating system.
This integrated solution combines FundQuest's platform for open architecture investments, integration with third party trust administration services, and FundQuest's web based delivery.
NYSE: ARW) that provides design engineering, manufacturing, system integration, supply chain management and post-manufacturing services to industrial OEMs and intellectual property-based companies, today announced a seminar series designed to educate Arrow's OEM customers in the military sector about the benefits of open architecture (OA) solutions.

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