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test bed

1. An environment used exclusively for testing. The phrase can refer to a software program or to a physical location outfitted with instruments. Please use the app in this test bed, and let us know if it crashes. I've been in the test bed all day, but everything seems to be working properly now.
2. A frame or base that has an engine or other piece of equipment attached to it for testing purposes. How is the test bed working today? Any progress?
See also: bed, test
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Witnessing the launch of the micro-grid on Pulau Ubin, Mr S Iswaran (Minister in the Prime Minister s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry) said, The learning points from the test-bed will help to enhance our ability to manage intermittent energy sources.
The test-bed also demonstrates emerging opportunities in the energy sector for Singapore companies.
Virtually any photoelectrochemical component, including those made of earth-abundant elements, can be incorporated into the test-bed.
The test-bed is aimed at exploring IPv6 implementation in wired and wireless environments as well as Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) set-ups.
com, another of the accredited companies outside the test-bed, says there is the option of registering their names through the test-bed registrars, but there is no incentive for them to provide such a service and obviously no reason why they should offer their would-be competitors a price lower than NSI offers.
The test-bed partnership, supported unanimously by the Austin City Council, will allow Clean Energy Incubator member companies to plug into different parts of Austin Energy's grid to prove their technologies.
The test-bed partnership is the first of its kind and will extend Austin's leadership in developing and using clean technologies.
The core of the test-bed included TSR/SSR from Avici Systems (AVCI), 12400 Series Internet Routers from Cisco Systems (CSCO), and BXR-48000 from Marconi (MONI), while the edge contained equipment from CoSine Communications (COSN), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Foundry Networks (FDRY), Ixia (XXIA), Redback Networks (RBAK), Spirent Communications, and TiMetra Networks.
The test-bed line will be used to test implementation of the IPC 2540 standard for factory floor communications.
The test-bed will initially support registrations for Japanese, Korean and both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and is expected to eventually expand to support other characters, including Russian, Turkish and Arabic.
The system's impressive performance in meeting all FAA requirements on the test-bed aircraft allowed this phase of testing to be cut in half and will result in a more rapid introduction to service.