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prosumer

(prəˈsjuːmə)
n
1. (Economics) an amateur user of electronic equipment that is of a standard suitable for professional use
2. (Commerce) a consumer who is involved in the design of a company's products
[C21: professional + consumer]
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TSX-V: TTD), a Canadian 3D printer company that manufactures and distributes 3D printers and software, today announced the launch of DittoPro, the 3D printing industry's first affordable prosumer (the market segment that offers professional-grade equipment at a consumer level price) 3D printer.
In order to meet the demands of the prosumer, medical practices must increase awareness of their services and credentials and find a way to differentiate themselves from other providers.
Today's consumer, a/k/a the Global Professional Consumer, or Prosumer, might rightly be regarded as fickle; some may even say disloyal.
A well-known character in the Tofflers' writings, the prosumer here takes on a central role in the economy, leaving behind obsolete institutions, both governmental and corporate, and leading to the decline of economic transactions based on cash.
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is poised to deliver an experience unmatched in the industry, targeting prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously.
Prosumer have also made available a set of tutorials and guide to implementation so prospective customers can drive the evaluation process for themselves right through to actually building fully functional applications.
Prosumer has launched Version 2 of the Prosumer Builder, designed to make it easier to build, extend and enhance interactive web sites and applications.
My bet is that prosumer won't catch on, but then again many of us said that about proactive--not to mention impact or impact upon as a verb.
These factors, plus economic uncertainty in general, emphasise the importance of getting the offer right to both SOHO and prosumer segments.
3D Systems today unveiled the new CubePro 3D printer, the only simultaneous triple-color, multi-materials, large capacity, prosumer printer available today.
The new Prosumer Report draws on findings from an online survey of 10,219 men and women in 31 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
noted, "The Stylus PC system combines the best features of Condre's own robotic controller board IP, and a very user friendly GUI software application developed by our Engineering Team with the Prosumer, Institutional and SMB customer in mind.