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end to end

1. Placed in a row, such that the ends of each item are touching. If you laid out all her books end to end, I bet you they would stretch all the way down the street!
2. From the very beginning to the very end of something. The skilled player ran the ball end to end down the field. That film was excellent end to end!
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end to end

1. In a row with the ends touching. For example, The logs were laid end to end. [Mid-1800s]
2. from end to end. Throughout the length of something, as in We hiked the Appalachian Trail from end to end. [First half of 1600s]
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end to end

COMMON If things are end to end, they are in a row with their ends touching each other. The ship's deck was large enough to fit three football fields end to end. Placed end to end this is enough cans to go round the world more than 6 times.
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ˌend to ˈend

in a line, with the ends touching: They arranged the tables end to end.
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NDS systems will play a key role in the end-to-end system architecture and launching the nationwide digital service.
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ NNDS)(EURONEXT:NNDS), a majority owned subsidiary of News Corporation, is a leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top boxes and IP devices.
Using Apresta Studio, users can create a customized, end-to-end wireless data application including data flow, access security, business rules, and more without programming.
Apresta's end-to-end solution works out of the box, with any handheld device that uses RIM's BlackBerry OS or Microsoft's wireless OS.
Apresta has a proven track record of delivering highly configurable end-to-end solutions to enterprises with very demanding requirements, servicing multi-national corporations across a broad range of industries.
IT Monitor helps ensure success in both these areas with end-to-end system monitoring that includes the local area network (LAN), the wide area network (WAN), switches, voice gateway routers, IP Telephony applications, and other programs that support the system, such as Active Directory, Unified Messaging and voicemail (Exchange system).
Underlying the capabilities of IT Monitor are four key elements: over 400 interfaces to capture data of all infrastructure and instruments; a database that stores all the performance data, and not just events, for the lifetime of the assets to provide predictive trending and forensics of asset lifecycles; customizable dashboards that provide integrated visibility and transparency of complex end-to-end infrastructure and operational performance; and analytics to provide predictive analysis, forensic troubleshooting and correlation of cascading systemic affects of both problems and enhancements.
By providing the collection, display and storage of real-time end-to-end performance, reliability and security data, and simultaneously comparing it with this historical data, IT Monitor software can also quickly identify anomalies, helping users anticipate problems, as well as take corrective actions to avoid downtime, before problems occur.
By collecting, displaying and storing real-time end-to-end performance, reliability and security compliance data, and comparing it in real time with this historical data, IT Monitor software can also quickly identify anomalies and help users anticipate problems, as well as take corrective actions to avoid downtime, before problems occur.
Nortel has established a strategic ecosystem of IPTV providers and products to form a complete end-to-end solution.
Nortel offers end-to-end IPTV solutions for both the North American (ANSI) and European (ETSI) markets from a variety of best-in-class vendors, and will continue to augment its IPTV portfolio with products designed to provide customers with the best possible solutions.
Nortel's current end-to-end IPTV solution ecosystem includes: IPTV middleware from Minerva Networks and Orca Interactive; video-on-demand (VoD) from Kasenna and BitBand; content security solutions from Irdeto; encoders from Harmonic and Optibase; a Web browser interface from Espial; digital program insertion (DPI) from Terayon; an emergency alert system (EAS) from Trilithic; xDSL modems from Westell; and set-top boxes from Amino.
ETEX Telephone plans to transition their existing ATM network to one that leverages pure IP from end-to-end.
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The BAM server provides end-to-end provisioning, line testing, trouble shooting and management of the broadband access network from the Central Office (CO) and Remote Terminal (RT) DSLAMs to the copper loops and customer premise devices.
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