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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Four preeminent proprietary standards are the Quality Matters (QM) rubric, the Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI), the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Quality Scorecard, and the United State Distance Learning Association Quality Standards program (USDLA).
Moving from multiple proprietary standards to a universal standard is great, but "standard" is still a relative term, Prasad cautions.
[paragraph] 49 One consequence of the Rambus holding may be to discourage SSOs from adopting proprietary standards altogether.
To complement the hard ware, a full range of application-specific software enables de-embedding and equalization as well as support for emerging and proprietary standards. You can combine measurements and transmission line models to view simulated scope measurements at any location in your design.
Almqvist explains that proprietary standards can work in some cases, but that is unlikely to work for the IPTV set-top box (STB) market due to the need for a high level of global demand to drive down costs.
Given the current state of national standards, and commercial products based on those standards, each HIE must build a system based on proprietary standards today, and evolve to standards-based systems if and when they become available.
"We can combine ISO14001 inspections with the BRC Global Standard--Food, the International Food Standard (IFS) and ISO 22000, the Food Safety Management Standard, as well as a huge range of other national and proprietary standards. Our inspectors all are experts in the application of standards in the food industry.
Nevertheless, the idea of using proprietary standards to coerce technology transfer and weaken the intellectual property rights of foreign producers is still alive.
"There are lots of proprietary standards out there," Bell explained, "and they change frequently and, often, randomly."
Gandhi to refer to the proprietary standards they seek to supplant:
I think the industry is coming round to the belief that the network should operate without too much interference from proprietary standards.
Conversely, proprietary standards usually are developed by one company and are available to others only if they pay royalties, which inhibits creation of software for those who need it.