Off the Shelf


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Off the Shelf

1. Describing goods in a store that are mass produced and are available for customers to purchase, usually at the retail level. Off the shelf items are not custom made.

2. See: Shelf Registration.
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Generally speaking, off the shelf systems are produced to meet the perceived needs of a particular market or sector.
This program will enable Off the Shelf Solutions to help clients set up their store operations and develop business on the Internet," said Off the Shelf Solutions President John White.
Its mission is to enable and promote the availability of open Carrier Grade Base Platforms based on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware & software building blocks, and to promote interoperability to better serve Service Providers and consumers.