fail-soft

fail-soft

or fail·soft (fāl′sôft′, -sŏft′)
adj.
Relating to a backup mode of operation that allows a computer or communications system to function at reduced capacity after a component or power source fails.
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Interface agents are often proactive, "pushing" information rather than "pulling" it as query-response systems do, and it is easier to make the former kind of agents fail-soft.
The application of common sense in Aria has several fail-soft aspects.
We believe that this process will make it more likely that the user would receive good results in the case where conventional keywords wouldn't work well, thereby making the interface more fail-soft.
Fail-soft means that when components incur battle damage they will automatically reset for limited operation, instead of just winking out as current systems do.
Epoch benefits include a fail-soft capability that is designed to eliminate system failure caused by a single cell and to have a life cycle comprised of more than 2000 charge cycles when deep discharged in demanding electric vehicle applications.
11 wireless, dynamic mode switching for convergence applications, and fail-soft out-of-range behavior.
The ZV4301 platform, and the accompanying ZSound(TM) software, are extremely design friendly, and offer a number of user-oriented features such as seamless mode switching -- for example, between mono cell calls and MP3 stereo on a converged MP3 cell phone -- or fail-soft roll-off of audio levels as users wander outside the range of their Bluetooth-enabled players.
In production, EMP can help contain the damage done by bugs that escaped testing prior to shipment, and enable a fail-soft mode to be entered, keeping the product "afloat" with reduced functionality until repairs can be made.
The CHARTS application processes over 1 million online transactions daily and functions in a true 24x7 fail-soft environment.
An industry innovator, Pelorus has successfully pioneered developments in remote sensing, fail-soft circuitry and electronic design for reliable operation on marine landing platforms, and harsh weather environments.