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the extent to which a product fulfils its function over a period of time.

The reliability of a product depends upon its design characteristics, the quality of materials and components embodied within it and the care with which it is made and assembled.

A product's reliability is an important part of its performance in use and thus affects the appeal of the product to customers and the likelihood of their buying it. See BRAND LOYALTY. See QUALITY CONTROL, FAILURE RATE CURVE, PARALLEL SYSTEM.

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We look forward to working together with Verizon Wireless to continue to deliver reliable products and services to our partners and customers.
today announced a partnership with Bountiful WiFi to provide the most reliable fingerprint-based access control system for WiFi local area networks (WLANs) on the market by bundling silex's SX-650 NetGuard WiFi network access control device and the S1 biometric fingerprint reader with the Bountiful Router.
In today's fast-paced environment, the ability to provide employees with applications that run over reliable Ethernet-based services is critical," said John Southard, Chief Technology Officer, New York Law School "Time Warner Cable Business Class enables us to dynamically provision the required bandwidth to support our IP-based applications.
ExaGrid works with existing backup applications to provide faster and more reliable backups and restores.
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