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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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Community Business College was selected to conduct the beta testing because of its expertise in the technologies required for implementing the exams and its extensive experience in beta testing technical certification exams.
Spending more time on the development and on the Closed Beta testing reaffirms our commitment to bringing a quality service, maintaining the PlayStation(R) tradition."
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Now in beta testing, iMARC is a further development of the Melt Flipper technology from Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Erie, Pa.
This paper reported the results of beta testing Honeywell's Process Knowledge Toolkit (PKT) at Domtar's papermaking facility in Windsor, Quebec, Canada.
Sygate has been beta testing the new agent for several months with a variety of customers and recently began offering it to enterprise customers.
The beta testing version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Desktops includes a built-in utility which automatically detects and describes all failures which occur during program use.
When Microsoft says that the product is "the result of extensive development efforts and beta testing", it is not exaggerating.
In the coming year, we will finish beta testing the Commercial Module, aggressively market certifications to the contracting community, and prepare to apply for accreditation.
Kaspersky Labs Begins Beta Testing Version 4.5 of Three Separate Products.
"The service has been in beta testing with 12 top dealers for several months," said Jeffrey Tober, head of credit derivatives at New York-based GFInet.
Beta testing on the new first-person shooter Global Operations has been extended to the UK so sign up at www.gamespy.com/contests/ october01/globalops/ Developed as a multiplayer for up to 24 gamers, it's loosely based on real events in hotspots like Sri Lanka and Peru.