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Beta Test

A test of a product by outside users before the product goes into mass production. That is, a beta test occurs after an internal alpha test but before a product is produced in large quantities for consumers. The term is used most often in software development.
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Due to this tremendous success, we want to extend the opportunity for others to be a part of our beta testing phase, which begins in July 2006.
SeQual is nearing completion of beta testing for the Eclipse and the results have exceeded our expectations," said Bixby.
5, featuring support for raw camera files, has entered beta testing and is expected to ship in June.
said that it will begin beta testing AIM(R) Mail, its free Web-based e-mail service that will be available to all Internet users, beginning Thursday.
In Beta Testing Since Late 2004, Support for the New Windows 64-bit OS Enhances Spatial's Ability to Address Needs of CAE/Analysis Market
Beta testing of the new STUN PISTOL(TM) is expected to occur over the next 180 days and will likely involve 4 to 8 agencies.
asp has completed beta testing for the first of four levels of technician certification.