off-the-shelf


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off the shelf

Ready made for purchase from available stock; not custom built or crafted. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) We use our own custom software, so we can offer much more precision than what you can find off the shelf. While many off-the-shelf hearing aids are inexpensive, they are much more prone to failure than those prescribed by a doctor.
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off-the-shelf

mod. readily available; purchasable without any special difficulties or delays. This is just plain old off-the-shelf hand lotion. Isn’t it great?
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Separately purchased off-the-shelf software should be deducted ratably over 36 months; bundled software is depreciated with the cost of hardware.
Peter Martin Associates was the first to offer commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) collaborative case management and eligibility screening solutions specifically tailored to the needs of human services agencies.
PMA has a long, outstanding history of innovation in providing targeted, off-the-shelf solutions to support the work of human services agencies," said Des Speed, president and CEO at Lagan.
Three sizes of power transformers and three output voltage levels for each power class allow designers to select the smallest and most efficient package for the class of PoE device they are designing and to use standard, off-the-shelf components.
3af specification standardizes the requirements for delivering power to electronic devices over Cat5 Ethernet cables, making standard, off-the-shelf PoE transformers possible.
Jaluna OSware enables optimal usage of high-performance off-the-shelf processor boards
Jaluna OSware enables optimal use of high-performance, off-the-shelf processor boards to provide a more cost-effective solution with higher capacity and a higher level of integration, while also helping Alcatel prepare for the future by supporting multi-core chips.
In effect, the Phoenix CSW1 provides an innovative system solution with high-speed serial data links using off-the-shelf VXS backplanes.
The Phoenix CSW1 solves these problems by allowing customers to use off-the-shelf VXS backplanes and simply change the routing topology in the CSW1 rather than having to develop a new backplane.
today introduced the VSA-1212 Vibration Spectrum Analyzer, the first PDA-based vibration analyzer to use standard, off-the-shelf ICP(R)-type piezoelectric accelerometers for machine condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and routine troubleshooting, it was announced by Michael Scandling, Vice President of Marketing, at the International Maintenance Show (IMC) in Tampa, Florida.
When combined with an off-the-shelf ICP-type accelerometer, a Palm Powered(R) PDA and Microsoft Excel software, the VSA-1212 is a complete hardware and software system for vibration analysis for predictive maintenance.
Organizations faced with mandated program changes and updates, aging technology, and reduced knowledge of legacy systems are turning to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions to ensure future system viability in support of mission critical programs.