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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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Claimed to be one of the largest databases of its kind, Anbar officials feel that by offering free, unrestricted access and a limited number of free beta-test trials (through October 31, 1999), libraries and other organizations will provide quality product feedback.
GrabFood is currently being beta-tested in Cebu City and Mandaue City.
NordiaSoft's SCA V4.1 Core Framework, which builds on the success of SCARI GT Core Framework (SCA V2.2.2), will be beta-tested on the Cobham's SCA Platform officially released at WinnComm16 earlier in April.