open-system architecture

open-system architecture

[′ō·pən ¦sis·təm ′är·kə‚tek·chər]
(computer science)
The structure of a computer network that allows different types of computers and peripheral devices from different manufacturers to be connected together.
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HP will supply a complete hardware platform for PNB's transition from a combined mainframe and minicomputer (AS/400) environment toward a standard, open-system architecture. The architecture is based on HP Integrity Superdome servers running HP-UX 11i on new Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9000 Series processors.
C4I-Connect is based upon an open-system architecture that allows the incorporation of specific user requirements easily and without constraints.
ATEasy 4.0, the latest version of the Geotest-Marvin Test Systems open-system architecture test development software and test executive, is the victor in the Software category.
It has a single, scalable open-system architecture with the capacity to effectively integrate all major building systems--including security, HVAC, fire/life safety, lighting, power monitoring, critical environments, and process control- into one building management system.
Bob Gabel, director of marketing at Rockwell Collins, said that open-system architecture is driving the aircraft market to use much more software.
"Our open-system architecture approach benefits from the Boeing investment in the Bold Stroke avionics technology, synergy with our C-17 Globemaster III avionics system, and our proven large-scale avionics integration experience," Spong says.
The Integrated Combat Management System (ICMS) to be installed is an open-system architecture based on the Thales TACTICOS CMS family.
This open-system architecture enhances the application with ActiveX controls, spreadsheets, databases, word processors, and web browsers.
It features enhancements to the avionics system, including enablers for an open-system architecture. The vehicle will be used to evaluate improved operational capabilities before production vehicles are delivered.
Boeing will also replace the mission computing system with an open-system architecture in an effort to make future upgrades easier and less costly.