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Low-Tech

1. Describing any technology in use prior to the Industrial Revolution.

2. Describing any technology that is no longer the latest available. For example, fax machines may be considered low-tech compared to e-mail. However, low-tech tools and technologies may still be usable and profitable. To continue the example, fax machines are still sold because they are still useful.
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This low technology tool records 20 seconds of communication for each unit.
Bioterrorism covers a very broad spectrum of concerns, from catastrophic terrorism with mass casualties, to microevents using low technology but producing civil unrest, disruption, disease, disabilities, and death.
The firm is trying to catapult this low technology into the 21st century.
The current-technology alternative would be a system or relatively low technology, expendable, "big dumb boosters" for launching cargo, combined with a "spaceplane" similar to a small shuttle, air-launched from a carrier aircraft like a 747, for moving people to orbit.
If magnification through low vision aids does not meet the needs of the client, then low technology alternatives such as larger monitors (19-inch to 25-inch) and CRT magnification can be considered.
According to report findings, FIs with high or moderate "technology management complexity"-defined as the degree to which management is challenged to make coordinated, interdependent technology decisions-plan to improve the utilization of 21 applications in 2015, in contrast to the eight to nine apps for FIs with low technology management complexity.
Low technology awareness is a critical factor to be resolved by industry participants for the next six years.
Last, Mainland China centers AlInGaP, outdoor display, advertising screen and signal lights which require low technology and reliability; and in these fields, customers are scattered and the unit price is low.
With Guinness EIS 4, Guinness Asset Management is particularly focusing on British sustainable energy businesses with predictable revenues, low technology risk and low correlation with other asset classes.
He said Pakistan s exports have traditionally remained concentrated in textile and other low technology areas whereas the share of hi-tech products in the overall world trade has increased to more than 65 percent.
Teacrate fitted closely with our criteria for high margin, low technology rental businesses in fast growth markets.
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